Location Teixeira, Paraíba
Grantee 2006
Attended areas Socioeconomic Development

Convivência com a Realidade Semi-Árida

The CEPFS seeks to promote development through knowledge transfer and the production and diffusion of social, environmental and social technologies in order to achieve sustainable development in the Brazilian semiarid region. The organization encourages community participation, to empower local families so they are able to change their own reality. CEPFS was a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2006 and in 2008. In 2007, the project received a donor advised grant from BrazilFoundation for the project “Água para a Vida” (Water for Life).

The organization has received many awards as well as national and international recognition, such as the Prize von Martius for Sustainability, sponsored by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the accreditation of a CEPFS coordinator as a “ Social Entrepreneur of Ashoka” in 2008. CEPFS is a Brazilian best practice in the field of Environmental Technologies.

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