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Stories

Guyana at a Turning Point

With the discovery of a massive offshore oil field, Guyana is on the cusp of a major oil boom. Will Guyana avoid the “resource curse?”

Stories

Humanitarian Crisis in Peruvian Amazon

The Northern Peruvian Pipeline hemmorhaged oil into Peru’s Marañon River for the fourth time, affecting the indigenous communities that live along its shores.

Press

Simpson Thacher Negotiates $30M Peruvian Remediation Plan

S. Todd Crider—Partner at Simpson Thacher and Vice-chair of Rainforest Foundation US’s Board of Directors—helps secure a commitment from the Peruvian government to improve land titling, environmental remediation, and basic services for indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.

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.