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Peru is considered one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, containing over 10% of the Amazon Basin’s forested area. These forests comprise valuable wood species, both commercially and ecologically, and rich deposits of gold and hydrocarbons below the soil. USAID works to conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in priority areas of the Peruvian Amazon by strengthening forest governance and providing communities and local organizations with the means to protect these invaluable resources from illegal or unsustainable exploitation and to use biodiversity-friendly and climate-resilient methods to achieve economic development.

In alignment with the goals of USAID/Peru and USAID’s Regional Amazon Strategy, the PEER Program is interested in supporting collaborative research projects that generate information about the socioeconomic impacts of extractive industries on indigenous and forest-dependent communities in the Peruvian Amazon. In particular, projects that address the following topics are encouraged:
  • The cumulative social, environmental, economic, and/or cultural impact of extractive industries on indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Feasible protocols and methodologies to predict, measure, and/or mitigate direct and indirect impacts of extractive industries on indigenous peoples
USAID/Peru is particularly interested in supporting research projects that involve collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders, including private sector partners and civil society organizations, as well as projects that have the potential to inform government policy at the national and/or local level. Women researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional information about USAID’s current and future work in Peru and South America can be found here:

USAID/Peru Homepage
Regional Amazon Strategy