Instituto Maíra

São José dos Campos, Brazil
Joined August 2019

Our organization works in Brazil and Chile. Our mission is to contribute to human emancipation. Main programs: Early Warning System, Community development, Legal empowerment and Environment Justice.

Presence in: Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice

Maíra Institute is a non-profit Brazilian civil society organization that aims to contribute to the emancipation of traditional peoples and social minorities by strengthening the principle of self-determination.

Our projects conceived in the perspective of the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment. We aim to stimulate the discovery of  the potential of each people so that, each one can improve their private, family and community quality of life.

Our goal is to promote sustainable human development through the overcoming of this sociability of consumption and extreme violence. We seek to apply in an integrated way: scientific research programs, adapted environmental technologies, agroecological systems, education, income generation and articulation with the other emancipatory movements.

Articulated in a network, we intend to jointly awaken a lucid and sovereign consciousness about the construction of our reality.

Our institute is a human and environmental rights organization that works for human emancipation through knowledge exchange, articulation and strengthening of local voices and the promotion of community-led development. In harmony with the yearnings of the whole human race, we envision a world in which each community can reflect critically about its present and thus consciously determine its future.