The Ecofunds Database is an initiative coordinated by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC). Due to both its geographical distribution and the level of coordination among its members, RedLAC is well positioned to collect and manage the data needed and to negotiate commitments with key stakeholders in order to ensure its maintenance and continuous development over time.
The Ecofunds Database provides a free online solution to track funding flows and trends. It consists on an information system capable of relating donor programs and interests with actual conservation needs and projects in the field. The system also helps measure the connection between financial resource allocations and conservation priorities. Its ultimate goal is to promote collaboration among donors and project implementers, fostering the sustainability of financial flows for biodiversity conservation.
Increased efficiency and effectiveness
A premise of this project is that the systematic reporting and monitoring of conservation investments in the region should allow for better priority-setting and fund allocation by the donor community, resulting in increased efficiency of expenditures and more effective actions on the ground.
RedLAC focal points in the study region
Ecofunds counts on 7 RedLAC’s member funds and a NGO, representing Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela to collect data and to involve other potential data providers and donors.
The portal was presented during the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) and was officially launched in the 12th RedLAC Assembly in Guadalajara, Mexico, in November 2010.
The Ecofunds Database is constantly seeking new partners. Download here our support proposal with project details, costs and opportunities.
Download Ecofunds Documents
- Institutional Presentation
- Guidelines for Visual Identity
- Website description and user manual
- One Pager
- One Pager 2
- Poster 2
Ecofunds version 2.0 will be available soon.