About us

Instituto Fronteiras

The Instituto Fronteiras is a non-profit organisation that works directly with indigenous and traditional communities in the Amazon’s Juruá Basin. Fronteiras mission is to build shared and collective solutions to tackle local socioenvironmental problems. Our initiative is grounded on the ethical principle of commitment to these communities’ autonomy to identify and tackle the challenges surrounding their power to self-determination.

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How we work

In all our projects we focus on building partnerships with the communities offering technical and non-technical support to the achievement of their own goals related to overcoming cultural, social and economic barriers to foster a sustainable and resilient way of living, usually already embedded within their cultural identities.

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Our projects

Instituto Fronteiras works in partnership with the Ashaninka, Puyanawa, Katukina and Shanenawa indigenous tribes, as well as river side communities from the Extractive Reserve of Riozinho da Liberdade and the Jurua Fishers’ Association.

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What We Do

Inclusive local development

We build networks that embrace inovative and colective solutions to tackle local socio environmental problems in indigenous communities and other traditional communities. Fronteiras connect scientific and traditional knowledge amplifying the communities’ autonomy aiming to promote an inclusive sustainable development.

Human and environmental rights

Our initiative is grounded on the ethical principle of commitment to these communities’ autonomy to identify and tackle the challenges surrounding their power to self-determination.

Learning for autonomy

We develop learning and advice processes for communitary institutions, groups and local collectives, whom chase to strenthen their cultural, social, economic and political autonomy in order to ensure human and environment rights, sustainable economic solutions, food soverity and others.

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