Rainforest Foundation US protects rainforests in partnership with indigenous peoples since 1989

Rights

GATC Day 3

Rainforest Foundation US supports indigenous peoples at the frontlines of forest protection to secure and assert their rights at local, national, and international levels and foster networks, alliances, and platforms that strengthen their voices.

Lands

The circular communal building of the Watoriki Yanomami community in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in Roraima, Brazil

We partner with indigenous communities to obtain legal rights to customary lands and to protect them from deforestation through technical training, legal and negotiation support, and advocacy.

Leadership

Indigenous community members convene for a village meeting

We work with indigenous peoples’ organizations, NGOs and leaders to build the institutions, governance structures and technical skills to advance their policy and development objectives.

Newsletters

October 2022 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can read about our partners at the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC)—the largest indigenous rights’ alliance in the world. Also meet our Director of Strategic Impact, and learn about our program in Guyana.

Take Action Against Climate Change

Rainforests absorb and store more carbon dioxide than all other types of forests, making rainforest protection one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Support indigenous peoples on the frontlines of rainforest protection.

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Didier Devers
Chief of Party – USAID Guatemala
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Didier has been coordinating the USAID-funded B’atz project since joining Rainforest Foundation US in April 2022. He holds a Master’s in Applied Anthropology and a Bachelor’s in Geography. Before joining the organization, Didier worked for 12 years in Central and South America on issues of transparency, legality, governance, and managing stakeholders’ processes in the environmental sector. Prior to that he worked on similar issues in Central Africa. He speaks French, Spanish, and English, and is based in Guatemala.