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Indigenous Entrepreneurship Phase 2

The SOS Amazonia Fund (SAF) is embarking on a project titled "Empreendedorismo indígena Fase 2" (Indigenous Entrepreneurship Phase 2) aimed at empowering Indigenous youth in the Inhãa-Bé community in Manaus, Brazil. The project focuses on providing in-person training in audiovisual skills and content generation to 30 young Indigenous individuals. This initiative is closely aligned with the principles of climate justice and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

Climate justice recognizes that the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect marginalized and vulnerable communities, including Indigenous populations. Indigenous communities have historically served as guardians of the environment, with their territories often encompassing pristine ecosystems crucial for global climate stability. Despite this, they bear the brunt of environmental degradation and face challenges in preserving their way of life. Addressing climate justice involves empowering these communities to actively participate in the sustainable management of their resources, enhancing their resilience, and supporting their cultural preservation.

The project directly contributes to several SDGs, notably:

  1. SDG 4: Quality Education - By providing training in audiovisual skills and content creation, the project equips Indigenous youth with practical knowledge and skills that enhance their employability and promote lifelong learning.

  2. SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Through entrepreneurship training, the project aims to foster economic opportunities for Indigenous youth, promoting self-sufficiency, and reducing poverty and inequality within the community.

  3. SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities - By specifically targeting Indigenous youth, the project addresses social and economic disparities faced by marginalized communities, promoting inclusivity, and reducing inequalities.

Project Objectives

 

The project has the following specific objectives:

  1. Conduct three in-person training workshops on audiovisual skills and content generation for 30 Indigenous youth from the Inhãa-Bé community. These workshops will provide hands-on learning experiences and equip participants with the necessary technical knowledge.

  2. Provide guidance and practical training to the youth on video production and editing using smartphones. By utilizing readily available technology, the project empowers the participants to create professional-quality videos and multimedia content, amplifying their voices and showcasing their culture and perspectives.

  3. Monitor and report on the changes observed in the group of young Indigenous individuals after the implementation of the developed strategies. This evaluation will help assess the effectiveness of the training and identify areas for further improvement.

Through the "Empreendedorismo indígena Fase 2" project, SAF aims to empower Indigenous youth from the Inhãa-Bé community through audiovisual training and content generation. By fostering entrepreneurship, providing practical skills, and amplifying their voices, the project contributes to climate justice, supports the UN SDGs, and promotes the social and economic well-being of Indigenous communities. Ultimately, this initiative strives to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

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