Learning Groups

FAS believes that efficient organizations use and share knowledge and experience, seeking to interact with their environments and interlocutors, transforming experiences on lessons learned and identifying solutions for sustainable development that are adapted to the different realities of operation.

The attitude toward lifelong learning is one of the FAS values ​​and is practiced in institutional relationship, developing partnerships, adoption of participatory processes of planning and monitoring of programs and projects, and others. And this is reflected in the many spaces for discussion and interaction that are created with the purpose of getting closer to the beneficiary public, partners and society. Along with several partner institutions and to address specific learning about supply chains and other topics of great relevance for sustainability, FAS has organized and participated in study groups theme.

The Working Group of Wild Fauna and Flora is one such initiative. It involves voluntarily researchers and representatives of institutions such as the Foundation Biodiversitas, Amazônia para Sempre, National Insitute of Amazonian Research (Inpa) and Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema). The group has performed, actively in, capture and management actions for the Pro-species project.

The Study Group on Forest Management (GEMF) It was created with the aim of mobilizing the forestry sector in the Amazon for the adoption of integrated strategies aimed at the improvement of public policies and partnerships between non-governmental organizations, companies and research institutions in the Amazon.

On 2017, the Group also held a workshop involving various actors on the theme in Manaus, which resulted in the formulation of letters to the major federal and state institutions responsible for management plans for licensing process and tax assessments. The simplification of these processes for small scale managers of the main claim is defended by the group, which is made voluntarily by researchers and technicians with extensive experience in the area, representatives of universities, government institutions and non-governmental, companies and professional associations.

Another theme is active participation in discussions on the standards for certification of forest management practiced by traditional and indigenous communities, promoted by the FSC and global consultation process.