WHO WE ARE
The Amazon Reforestation Alliance is a non-profit consortium between non-governmental organizations, indigenous associations, producer cooperatives, and companies. We united with the objective of carrying out agroforestry agrosystem in traditional communities in the Amazon.
Consortium is a Latin word that means partnership, association or society, and derives from Consors, “partner”, formed by con “together” and sores “destiny”. It is in the strength of the collective, the partnership, and the understanding of a common destiny built by us that this initiative is born and in which it is strengthened.
We are an institutional arch that represents different segments of society committed to protecting the Amazon Forest and restoring deforested areas.
Starting from local communities and grassroots movements and associating with those who, in different parts of the country and the world, value the forest standing, alive and full, we founded a consortium capable of operational and administrative execution.
We are committed both to the peoples of the forest who work the land and protect the Amazon, and to the funders who share our vision and make this work possible.With commitment, representativeness, capacity for execution and quality in what we do, we sow the seeds of this alliance and work to make it grow and expand. Support our initiative and join this network!
OPIRJ, Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Juruá River
It covers the Ashaninka, Huni Kuin, Puyanawa, Arara, Nukini, Nawa, Kuntanawa, Katukina, Jaminawa and Apolina Arara ethnic groups in Indigenous Lands in the Upper Juruá.
Represented by Francisco Piyãko Ashaninka
Created by Txai Macedo, he was the creator of the Aliança dos Povos da Floresta, in partnership with Chico Mendes, Ailton Krenak and other leaders.
Represented by Antônio Macedo
For 10 years working with the Huni Kuin and the Yawanawá people
Represented by Carou Trebitsch
IGF, Guardians of the Forest Institute
Assembled by João Augusto Fortes to work with agroforestry in Indigenous Lands and Resex and developed the Alto Juruá Project with the Ashaninka of the Amonia River for the Amazon Fund/BNDES.
Represented by Adriana Nunes
Assembled by Márcio Calvão, with cultural and environmental, urban and forestry works, from the experience of Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro and Rio-92.
Represented by Julia Calvão
VIVEKA Cultural and Environmental Productions
Amazon articulation squad
Leader of the Ashaninka people of the Amônia, in Marechal Thaumaturgo, AC, and current coordinator of OPIRJ (Organization of Indigenous Peoples those of the Juruá River). The Ashaninka of Amônia act beyond the limits of their territory. In 2015, they were the first indigenous people to access Amazon Fund resources directly through the Alto Juruá project, which executed more than BRL 6 million and involved communities indigenous and non-indigenous people located around its territory. Sustainable forest management and agroforestry production were the basis of the initiative. Piyãko was an advisor and secretary of the state government of Acre for indigenous affairs between 2003 and 2010. He then advised the presidency of the National Indian Foundation
Known as Txai Macedo, it is well received in all of Acre's forest communities. Indigenous since 1978 and backlander since 1986, he was the founder of the Aliança dos Povos da Floresta in the Juruá valley, and national coordinator with Chico Mendes and Ailton Krenak. As a sertanista, he received several titles as an autonomist in the history of Acre; was a motivator of the Forestry and Ethnozoning Program in Indigenous Lands and honored with the Medal of Honor for Indigenous Merit.
Leadership responsible for bringing Rio-92 to Brazil; producer, along with rubber tappers and indigenous people, of Vegetal Leather from the Amazon. Build up together with Ailton Krenak and Rodrigo Baggio, Rede Povos da Floresta. Raised funds for the construction of the Yorenka Etame Center in support to leader Benki Ashaninka, and financed his reforestation from 2007 to 2009. He coordinated and articulated, together with Ailton Krenak, the installation of 30 Indigenous Culture Points in remote locations in the Western Amazon. In the Alto Juruá project, carried out by Associação Apiwtxa e financed by the Amazon Fund/BNDES, he worked as coordination and strategy coordinator.
João Augusto Fortes
Master in anthropology and visual arts from the University of British Columbia, in Canada, she has worked with indigenous peoples in Brazil since 2009. She was executive producer and general coordinator of the Aldeia SP Indigenous Film Festival, held in partnership with leader Ailton Krenak. He worked in the areas of communication and strategy for the Alto Juruá project, with the Ashaninka people. He advises the Interfaith Initiative for Tropical Forests, led by the UN Environment and the government of Norway.
Engineer and urban planner. He has 40 years of experience in sustainable strategic development of cities and revitalization of urban areas. He was one of the forerunners in the area of sustainable development, having actively participated in Rio-92, promoting and organizing discussions on megacities and parallel meetings of civil society. In recent years, it has supported the Ashaninka people in managing the Alto Juruá project, which aimed to offer sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, a project that was carried out with resources from the Amazon Fund/BNDES.
More than 25 years producing quality events, creating sustainable concepts and building unique experiences for brands and the general public. The highlights of his career are: creating campaign strategies, production, and sponsorship, promotion of music concerts, operations and logistics. As an active environmentalist, he has created green concepts for several Festivals, having successfully established major brands.
A cultural producer, she has been working for 11 years with projects related to indigenous cultures, mainly with the Huni Kuin and Yawanawá peoples. It promotes and produces festivals, artistic residencies and workshops in the villages, as well as artistic and cultural projects throughout Brazil, such as exhibitions, films, music and books.
Economist, he has been working at Rever Urbano since 2011 developing projects related to sustainability, culture, collaborative economy, networks, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Responsible for the institutional coordination of the CEU, a project conceived by Instituto Rever.
Environmental scientist, taking a master's degree in Organic Agriculture from UFRRJ, works at Rever Urbano in the management of projects related to urban development, sustainability, innovation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Believes in co-creating life and recovering the Earth with agroforestry-based systems, rebuilding ties with nature.
Yan Nascimento do Amaral
Graduated in Accounting Sciences, she has an MBA in Corporate Finance. It works on several projects from different organizations as support financial and administrative. It also advises on corporate financial coordination.
- Writer, philosopher, and indigenous leadership.
Albert Tavares (Dande)
– Environmental economist, specialist in climate change and forests.
– Ashaninka indigenous leadership; set up the Yorenka Etame Center, Saberes da Floresta and the Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute for Healing, Reforestation, Education and Spirituality.
– Creator, together with João Augusto Fortes and Luis Paulo Montenegro, of the Amazon Reforestation Club.
– Designer | @dudatreuﬀardesign
– Liderança indígena Ashaninka; montou o Centro Yorenka Ãtame, Saberes da Floresta e o Instituto Yorenka Tasorentsi para cura, reﬂorestamento, educação e espiritualidade indígena.
Callíope Marcodes Ferraz
Eduarda de Assis Treuﬀar Alves
– Chief of the Yawanawá Nova Esperança village on the Gregório river.
History teacher, senator from Acre (1995-2011), former minister of the environment.
– Musician, former Minister of Culture
Isku Kua (Biraci Jr.) Yawanawá
– Movie Producer and Executive Producer
- Indigenist since 1985; teacher; coordinator of the Pro-Indio Commission of Acre.
Esta campanha transaciona os recursos arrecadados em uma conta digital transparente, com operações registradas em blockchain.