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James Grall

regional director

In Ecuador, as well as in Brazil, Colombia, Suriname, Guyana and Peru, Pact is supporting indigenous people's organizations to increase their influence in the governance of the Amazon region, with the goal of protecting indigenous people's rights and the environment in the Amazon rainforest. We are working to reduce the negative impacts of economic development, including infrastructure projects and extractive activities, on Amazon forests and water resources. Through evidence-based programming, an emphasis on learning by doing and adapted, culturally relevant capacity development tools, Pact is building the capacities of indigenous organizations to access and manage financial resources and take ownership of their own development planning and priorities.

We are also working to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners in Ecuador. We are supporting the efforts of Solaris Resources to partner with indigenous communities to develop and implement a responsible artisanal mining strategy, informed by shared values of local ownership, transparency and community self-determination.

Stories and Highlights

In Ecuador, supporting indigenous organizations to reach new horizons

May 25, 2022
  Venturing to reach a new destination or setting higher goals is not always easy. Clarifying one’s path takes time and effort but often bears fruit. This is a truth that three indigenous...

In the Amazon, a climate linchpin, Pact’s Vanessa Coronado builds indigenous capacity to protect rights, the environment

March 7, 2022
It was late 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic had been halting life around the world for months. The Amazon region was no exception, but Pact’s team and local partners there were determined to not let...

Lowell and Pact announce partnership in Ecuador to develop artisanal mining project in Shuar communities

October 15, 2021
Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A., a subsidiary of Solaris Resources Inc., is pleased to announce the Company's partnership with Pact, an international development organization with experience...