ACT News

From Tepu to Rajasthan: Indigenous Women Begin Training as Solar Providers

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi and Ketoera Aparaka, two indigenous women from Suriname’s remote rainforest interior, departed for India to begin a six-month solar power installation training course to benefit their community.  When the women return, they will be able to install, maintain and repair solar energy systems, and then train others to replicate their work.

IFIP Connections: Forging New Allegiances to Protect Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
"As one of Amazon Conservation Team’s (ACT) founders, I have long observed the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) with a feeling of affinity, as both organizations were born in the last decade of the 20th century—certainly a more idealistic time in the NGO world—with a focus on Indigenous empowerment." -Liliana Madrigal, Senior Director of Program Operations

A Solar Amazon: Indigenous Female Elders Travel to India to Bring Solar Energy to their Communities

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015
On September 11, 2015, a celebratory event was held at the Externado University in Bogotá, Colombia marking the beginning of a life-changing adventure for Ercilia Paitekudo and Maria Encarnación Sueroque, two Huitoto women from Cuemani and Guacamaya in the middle Caquetá River region.

GANT Launches Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Highlights ACT

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015

"Am I ready to hang up my spurs and have tenure and retire and play golf? No, of course not. I want to know more. And besides, being in the jungle with the native people is why I got into this field."

Amazon Connected: The Waurá of Ulupuene have Access to the Internet

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015
In August 2015, a groundbreaking event took place in the village of Ulupuene in the Brazilian Amazon: internet connectivity arrived.