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Pachamama Alliance

aka Pachamama Alliance

San Francisco, CA

Mission

Our mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

Ruling Year

1997

CEO

Mr Bill Twist Jr

Main Address

Pachamama Alliance PO BOX 29191

San Francisco, CA 94129 USA

Keywords

rainforest conservation, indigenous rights, indigenous capacity building, evironmental conservation, Amazon, Ecuador, climate change, democracy

EIN

94-3249793

 Number

2559829661

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Forest Conservation (C36)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Our programs

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Empowering Our Indigenous Partners

Awakening the Dreamer Initiative

Pachamama Journeys

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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Our unique contribution is to generate and engage people everywhere in transformational conversations and experiences consistent with this purpose. We weave together indigenous and modern worldviews such that human beings are in touch with their dignity and are ennobled by the magnificence, mystery, and opportunity of what is possible for humanity at this time.

We are here to inspire and galvanize the human family to generate a critical mass of conscious commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life on Earth. This is a commitment to transforming human systems and structures that separate us, and to transforming our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.

In the Global South:
Of all the work we do with our indigenous partners, among the most fundamental and effective is supporting the federations representing the indigenous nationalities of the Amazon basin. Our role is not to influence or direct the federations, but to support their alliances, networks, and efforts to gain self-determination and autonomy for the indigenous nations they represent.

Federations for indigenous nationalities provide a foundation for effective political, economic, and social advocacy by indigenous communities, consolidating their efforts into a powerful force defending all of the living communities of the region.

Our work in the Amazon region specializes in supporting both federations of indigenous nationalities whose ancestral territories span the modern borders of multiple nations, and those in different regions inside Ecuador's borders.

It provides training for local, national, and regional federations to empower them to make legitimate decisions, including:
Logistical support for meetings, congresses, and assemblies
Accounting and budgeting
Planning and management
Intercultural education
Alternative economic opportunities
Public awareness of collective rights

In the Developed World:
PA's programs look directly at where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. Our courses work to shift the dominant culture of consumption and alienation to one that honors and sustains all life.

Pachamama Alliance is committed to supporting two key Game Changing Movements that are aimed at addressing the root causes of the most pressing issues of our time: our dysfunctional Democracy and Climate Change. We partner with organizations that are central players in building these movements to tackle the most critical issues facing the United States today.

Currently, we work with Move to Amend and Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund who are key players in the growing movement to get corporations and money out of politics and establish government truly of, by and for the People.

And we work with Citizens Climate Lobby in support of the movement in the U.S. to establish a price on carbon emissions through a fully refundable tax on carbon that will speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Pachamama Alliance Communities also connect people locally and globally to inspire, educate, and empower each other as we build a movement working towards an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Communities act directly at the local level as part of a worldwide network committed to personal and social transformation. This work takes many forms to promote deep learning, community building, and collective action.

We will see permanent protection of the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon.
We will see strong and resilient indigenous collectives that are thriving and in action to preserve the rainforest and their way of life.
Pachamama Alliance's sister organization in Ecuador, Fundación Pachamama is a thriving and effective NGO (non-governmental organization).
There will be an increased and growing participation in the Pachamama Alliance Global Commons, a social network where people from all over the world can connect and work together towards creating a new future for humanity.
Our courses, Awakening the Dreamer, the Game Changer Intensive, and Project Drawdown, continue to reach more people in more countries (in person and online), and get translated into more languages.
More people will experience our work first-hand by participating in Pachamama Journeys to the Ecuadorian Amazon at the invitation of our indigenous partners as well as Journeys to the North.

The Sacred Headwaters Initiative began to take shape in 2017, with the goal of placing 60+ million acres of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon into permanent protection. Working with our indigenous partners and other allies, working groups were formed to research legal structures, funding mechanisms, regional and ecological planning, and communications strategies.

Jungle Mamas/Ikiama Nukuri trained a new group of Community Maternal Health Promoters and an advanced skills group to deliver direct prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care; community health workshops, and 350 birth kits to Achuar families.

After four years of closure by the Ecuadorian government, Pachamama Alliance (PA)'s sister organization in Ecuador, Fundación Pachamama, was granted permission to re-open as an official NGO in Ecuador.

PA representatives from Ecuador, along with indigenous organizations, presented testimony in Geneva to the 27th session of the Human Right Council's Universal Periodic Review regarding the state of the rights of indigenous peoples and environmental defenders in Ecuador. The May summit was attended by all 193 UN member states, 19 reviews were made regarding indigenous issues, and nine countries participated in discussions around the legal right to prior consultation in Ecuador.

Indigenous leaders and members of CONAIE and CONFENIAE (both led by Achuar representatives) took part in a series of five workshops on collective rights and the right to freedom of association. Additionally, lawyers representing indigenous people undertook a course on “Strategic Litigation." Both efforts are part of the process to strengthen indigenous organizations and leaders as they entered into dialogue with the new national government.

There are now 56 Pachamama Alliance Communities—local hubs where people work together to bring about a new future for life on Earth—in 25 countries. We launched the Pachamama Alliance Global Commons, a social network where people from all over the world can connect and work together towards creating a new future for humanity.

Awakening the Dreamer—PA's flagship educational offering—has reached more than 100 countries through its online and in-person version, with the in-person version translated into 16 languages. In 2017, we trained nearly 500 new Facilitators, adding to the 5,000 trained Facilitators across the globe. More than 2,000 people took the online course.

The Game Changer Intensive—an online course—has been taken by more than 7800 participants since it launched 3 years ago. In 2017, the course dove deeper into democracy and global warming, included more practice-based activities, and was translated into Spanish and Japanese.

We launched the pilot for a new course that shifts people's relationship to global warming from one of hopelessness to to one of possibility. Informed by Paul Hawken's new book Drawdown, the course puts people into action around the top 100 solutions determined by scientists to reverse global warming.

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Pachamama Alliance

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

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