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Solar Energy for Chiribiquete Forest Dwellers

Amazon Conservation Team

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Advancing Climate Change Solutions
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2022–March 31, 2024
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Colombia

About this grant

Amazon Conservation Team has been working with traditional communities in the Colombian Amazon rainforest to develop forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods, including renewable energy access. Over the past grant period, the organization’s solar energy access initiative expanded to benefit 5,500 people in nearly 1,200 indigenous families and made progress toward universalizing renewable energy access. Over the next grant period, the grantee will expand solar access for the health and development of a sustainable value chain and work on policy for replication of solar energy access in the Colombian Amazon.