Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundThe Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund unites six global leaders who are committed to enabling nongovernmental and private sector organizations to help protect vital ecosystems.

L’Agence Française de Développement, the French Development Agency, is a financial institution at the heart of France’s Development Assistance Policy. It supports a wide range of economic, social and environmental projects in more than 60 countries.

Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation Internationalempowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. As one of the founding partners, Conservation International administers the global program through a CEPF Secretariat.

The Global Environment Facility is the largest source of funding for the global environment. It brings 178 member governments together with leading development institutions and others in support of a common global environmental agenda.

The Government of Japan is one of the world’s largest providers of development assistance for the environment. Japan seeks constructive measures and concrete programs to preserve unique ecosystems that provide people with important benefits and help reduce poverty.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. It works in more than 100 developing economies to fight poverty and to help people help themselves and their environment.

In line with CEPFs 3rd Strategic Direction “To build capacity of civil society to advocate for better corridor and protected area management and against development harmful to conservation”, SOEMCO became a partner of CEPF under the project dubbed: Socioeconomic and Environment Development of Bucas Grande Watershed.The project’s objective was “To create a socioeconomic and environment development plan of the Bucas Grande Watershed to conserve the remaining resources within the watershed. The project aims to conduct socioeconomic profiling of occupants of the watershed and an environmental assessment of the biophysical condition of the area for an integrated community‑managed water system plan.”

To date, the Socorro Watershed Management Plan served as road map for each and every intervention in the Socorro watershed area.