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Guakía Ambiente

"Guakía" is a word from tainos, the indigenous people of the Hispaniola island, which means "we".
It is a Dominican not for profit organization that promotes development and empowerment of local communities through sustainable management of natural resources. Guakía Ambiente compañy organize local groups in processes which contribute to improve human development, expanding available alternatives.
During these years, in synergy with numerous stakeholders, at national and international level, we have developed numerous successful initiatives, with special focus in community micro hydro power generation.


Date of Establishment:

28-Feb, 2012

Purpose of Organization:

To improve people livelihoods and promote environmental sustainability through research, facilitation of community initiatives and promotion of local empowerment.

GEF/SGP involvement:

We have been collaborating in the implementation of SGP actions in the Dominican Republic since 2012, participating in the accompaniment of local groups who have received SGP funds.
We are now developing a specific project (DOM/SGP/OP5Y4/STAR/MF/2014/16).

Experience:

Guakía Ambiente has been participating in more than fifty community micro hydro projects, forty of which are now working. In this way Guakía Ambiente is contributing to climate change mitigation, with more than 10000 tons of CO2 avoided each year. These projects include a parallel action of reforestation in the intervened basins, whici contribuite to absorb more than 3500 tons of CO2 per year.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti

Contact Details
Street Address:
Calle Juan Sánchez Ramírez, 32.
Recinto de Investigación y Posgrado UASD, Edif. de Aulas, 2° nivel.
Gazcue.
City/Town:
Santo Domingo
Country:
Dominican Republic
Telephone No.:
001-809-6824566
Website:
http://www.guakiambiente.org
Email:
info@guakiambiente.org
Organization founded:
Feb-28-2012

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change - Energy
  • Land Degradation
  • Others
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Local
  • National
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Dr. Michela Izzo Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director
    Email:
    michela.izzoguakiambiente.org


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