Fondo Accion

Non-profit organization - Colombia

Fondo Acción is a nonprofit organization that works in Colombian rural areas to collaborate with local communities in order to imagine and implement solutions that they believe could improve their livelihoods. We believe that the best solutions come from the knowledge and creativity of locals, and we support them through financial, technical, communicative, and legal assistance. Since 2000, we have worked with at least 20,000 families in 9 rural regions on the Pacific coast, in the Amazon, and in the Caribbean. We have implemented several projects and programs in environmental areas (Climate Change, Rural Development, Payment for Environmental Services), with the funding of donors including the national government, USAID, The German Federal Environment Ministry, and others.

Throughout this process, we have learned how development and cooperation in a country like Colombia are full of achievements, opportunities to improve, and dreams. Taking advantage of the lessons we have learned in these years, we have created a new department in our organization, named Knowledge Management. This area works daily with different stakeholders (donors, staff, national and local government, communities) to gather lessons learned from the implementation of Fondo Acción's programs and projects and use them in other projects, to write executive documents with recommendations to facilitate the relationship and collaboration among stakeholders, as well as to document project experiences.

Fondo is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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Capacity Development

To improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.
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Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Exploring the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.
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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.
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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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