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The initiative aims to support scientific research and technological development on the tropical forest, nature-society interactions and the sustainable and inclusive development of the region 




The Amazon+10 Initiative is a project of the National Council of State Research Support Foundations (Confap), the National Council of Secretaries for Science, Technology and Innovation (Consecti) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Our objective is to support research and technological innovation in the Legal Amazon, promoting nature-society interaction and sustainable and inclusive development in the region.

The initiative aims to promote convergent ST&I actions that strengthen guidelines, axes and propositions of the Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development of the Amazon, aiming to overcome obstacles to the reforestation of degraded areas, the development of agricultural activities with low greenhouse gas emissions, the addition of value in the productive chains of the bioeconomy, the generation of food, the production of pharmaceuticals, the generation of clean energy, etc., and the guarantee of access to basic services for the populations living in the region.




1. Identify a broad list of concrete research challenges that bring solutions to real problems in the Legal Amazon;


2. Fund mission-oriented research that aims to bring together scientific-technological solutions around a real societal problem. 


3. Strengthen the regional and intraregional CT&I infrastructure, through training and attracting highly qualified human resources to the region.


4. Fund collaborative research that demonstrates the involvement of local actors (civil society, population, leaders, government technicians, and/or private sector) in identifying and prioritizing problems and potential solutions. 


5. Mobilize local researchers and their external partners in the search for scientific-technological solutions to the region’s problems;


6. Integrate scientific and traditional knowledge already produced about the region;


7. Engage the local community in the Initiative, building an approach focused on the initiative's final beneficiaries;


8. Return practical knowledge to communities in the region, complying with the principles of Open Science;


9. Broadly communicate the results of funded research to Brazilian researchers in Brazil and abroad; for research support institutions, public or private, national or foreign; for private companies operating in the Legal Amazon; for international investment funds, local governments, NGOs operating in the Legal Amazon, and for regional, national and international media and society in general.




Coordinating Committee

Formed by a representative of each of the Legal Amazon Research Support Foundations, natural members, and by a representative of the Support Foundations signatories to the Amazon Initiative +10 Partnership Agreement, as well as by representatives of donors who contribute at least 5% of the amount corresponding to the sum of contributions from participating FAPs. 

Executive Committee

Elected by the Coordinating Committee, from among its members, and composed of representatives of three Research Support Foundations and the president of CONFAP. The Executive Committee will be responsible for coordinating the preparation of calls or orders for projects and proposals, to be submitted to the Coordinating Committee, as well as establishing institutional relationships with potential partners.

Executive Secretary

Executive body, made up of professionals hired by CONFAP or professionals from member entities of the Coordinating Committee to be allocated to this role. Its main function is to provide operational support for the Initiative's daily and administrative activities.


Technical-Scientific Committee

Formed, upon recommendation by the Coordinating Committee, by a maximum of seven researchers with extensive experience in managing research institutions and in projects on topics related to the Amazon, especially in the aspects of sustainability, bioeconomy and research aimed at improving living conditions of the Amazon population. 

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