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Lines of action

The Executive Committee of the Amazon+10 Initiative prepares calls or orders for projects and proposals on different themes



  • Biodiversity

  • Climate changes

  • Bioeconomy or Biotechnology

  • Improving the living conditions of the Amazon population

    • family farming

    • Traditional populations

  • Land use

    • Logging

    • Fires

    • Mining

    • Conservation units

    • Land regularization

    • Green technologies


For the purposes of the actions of the Amazon+10 Initiative, these themes will be organized around three main axes within the larger logic of sustainable transition:


Axis 1– Territories as infrastructure and logistics that facilitate sustainable development in a multi-scale dimension.


Axis 2 – People of the Amazon as protagonists of knowledge and appreciation of biodiversity and adaptation to climate change.


Axis 3 – Strengthening sustainable production chains for Amazonians.



The lines of actions mentioned below must be observed in Multilateral Agreements and serve as an indication for Institutional Partnerships and Donations:


Strategic Projects
Applied research projects, commissioned or not, of great impact and of interest to at least three Research Support Foundations from different Federation Units in the North region and Foundations from other regions that contribute resources to the initiative.

Calls for Projects 
Competitive notices on topics selected by the Executive Committee and involving at least three Research Support Foundations from different Federation Units in the North region and Foundations from other regions that contribute resources to the initiative.

Innovation and Prototyping
Research projects on the Amazon Region with the potential to support public policies and guide public and private investments that help overcome bottlenecks for the full use of the region's resources. The objective is to narrow the path between science and technological development, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and innovative projects by companies, especially technology-based startups. To achieve significant results, this action will seek to involve different actors to: 1) prospect and detail concrete challenges, relevant to the region's development; 2) select, support and seek complementary project financing alternatives; 3) carry out applied research, including prototyping and structuring pilot projects of the proposed solutions; and 4) support the practical application of the technological solutions developed and the assessment of their economic and environmental sustainability, as well as their scalability. This line of action includes, but is not restricted to, calls for projects developed within companies (startups) or with companies (partnerships with the private sector).


This line of action is intended to support the carrying out of short and medium-term research internships, carried out by high school, undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to develop part of their Scientific Initiation, Master's, Direct Doctorate, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate in teaching and research institutions in the Legal Amazon region. The exchange of researchers in training with research groups from other institutions is recognized as a strategy for strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of science, technology and innovation systems. The costs of this exchange may be borne by the Research Support Foundations of the States participating in the initiative and also by potential partners (public or private), with special interest in attracting foreign students and researchers to Amazonian institutions.


Regional CT&I infrastructure
This action aims to strengthen the regional research infrastructure, supporting ICTs and Higher Education institutions in the Legal Amazon. It is widely recognized that the availability of robust and quality research facilities is crucial for the success of scientific and technological production and for expanding innovative opportunities in the Amazon Region. In the Legal Amazon, this CT&I infrastructure is, in general, insufficient, either due to the lack of resources for new investments, or the lack of means for the adequate maintenance and conservation of the existing equipment park. Some initiatives of special interest to leverage Amazonian science, technology and innovation institutions and reposition them as reference centers in biotechnology, consist of financing and installing the following priority equipment: 1) physical and virtual repositories of Amazonian socio-biodiversity; 2) libraries of natural compounds extracted from biodiversity; 3) Various Data Centers for biotechnology development; 4) laboratories for identification and research into natural active ingredients.

Support for Scientific Expeditions
The region has very active universities and research institutes and an extensive history of national and international cooperation. Large-scale research such as the LBA (Large-Scale Experiment in the Biosphere-Atmosphere in the Amazon) has allowed important advances in the knowledge of ecosystems and nature-society relationships in the Amazon. Taking advantage of this rich history and the CT&I capacity already installed in the region, the Amazon+10 Initiative will seek to promote formal cooperation between Brazilian and foreign institutions, implemented through joint scientific or technological research projects, involving field or laboratory work . The collection of scientific data and materials, biological and mineral specimens, integral pieces of native and popular culture, present and past, will make it possible to catalog and, in the future, make better use of the broad natural and social resources of the Amazon region. The Amazon is recognized as a region of great biodiversity and with a genetic heritage that is still largely unknown. Scientific expeditions can be an important tool for identifying different taxonomic groups, whether birds, reptiles, amphibians or mammals, but also microbiota. The correct storage and cataloging of material collected in national institutions located in the Legal Amazon region, as well as the publication and sharing of expedition results with the Brazilian scientific community will be sine qua non conditions for its execution within the scope of the Initiative, and the necessary formal requirements of the proposed projects, as well as justified contributions to the national scientific-technological development of the actions carried out. The organization of regular scientific expeditions, over the next five years, with a priority focus on protected environmental areas, would fulfill the role of expanding knowledge about local socio-biodiversity, but would also be instruments for consolidating institutional research partnerships with Brazilian and foreign organizations , bringing together researchers from different backgrounds and encouraging their engagement in the agenda of strengthening local research infrastructure, as well as being an instrument for mobilizing complementary financial resources from public or private donors.

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