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Prevention of violence in San Andres and Las Flores Guatemala

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  • 2012

In response to increased violence in Latin America and more specifically in Central America, ICCO formulated a regional program that aims to reduce the interconnected threats of violence, organized crimes, gender inequality, social insecurity and limited economic opportunities. Our partner ACOFOP works with the target groups located in the communities of San Andres and Las Flores, located in Peten.

The design of the project is based on the analyses and input of all partner organizations involved: FUNDAP (Fundacion para el Desarrollo Económico y Social), SEDEM (Asociación para el Estudio y Promoción de la Seguridad en Democracia) and ACOFOP (Peten Asociation of Forestry Communities). The intervention area is mainly focus in the Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR) located in Petén, Guatemala the northernmost state in Guatemala. FUNDAP will work in the departments of Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango and San Marcos, in the western Guatemala. A Activities in this project proposal include the implementation of strategies to strengthen economic inclusion of vulnerable groups (young men and women and displaced families in situation of social exclusion) and create access to the labour market, stimulate economic initiatives, entrepreneurship, and generate strategic alliances with public and private actors which is consistent with the ICCO strategy on Fair Economic Development Programme ( FED). Concrete results include the development of entrepreneurial initiatives or new business with the support of other local actors. This model of economic empowerment is also based on the development of technical skills for the maximization of opportunities at formal levels like self employment.

Forest Governance in REDD+ and FLEGT: Mayan Biosphere Reserve

ACOFOP is a community-based association made up of 24 peasant and forest organizations that through Good Community Forestry Management, ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: Mayan communities, Guatemala

The Forest Governance Project, financed by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: MAPF

The Forest Governance Project, funded by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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