AIEP supports programs in Brazil and internationally that focus on the conservation of forests and rivers, conservation of oceans and
coastlines, education, healthcare, human rights and youth sports.
Coral Reef Rescue – a project of WWF International in partnership with the University of Queensland (Australia), Care, Rare, WCS, Blue Ventures, and Vulcan, the Coral Reef Rescue presents a rescue strategy to conserve the world’s rapidly deteriorating tropical coral reefs. The project aims to identify, rehabilitate, and protect at least 70% of the world’s most climate-resilient, regenerative reefs by 2023.
Deep Sea Mining – aims to secure a moratorium on deep-sea mining activities globally until there has been a thorough analysis of its potential risks.
Marine Program – a project focusing on the conservation of the Brazilian coastline through:
1 - The promotion of sustainable fishing and business practices.
2 - Expansion and strengthening of Marine Protected Areas and conserving biodiversity.
3 - Integrated coastal management, promotion of sustainable tourism and efforts to prevent plastic pollution.
WWF Brazil is working together with local government and community leaders in the Amazon region in an effort to research, preserve, and support the protection of local ecosystems.
"Strengthening Marine Conservation" – was a project that funded the use of a boat to protect and monitor Marine Protected Areas off the coast of Indonesia; with an aim of enforcing maritime protections and conservation practices were implemented in the region. This project is no longer active.
Marine Conservation in Patagonia – WWF worked in partnership with local communities in Patagonia to support conservation and scientific research around marine environments. This project is no longer active.
A project that aims to restore and recuperate Australia after the devastating Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020.
Projeto Ilhas do Rio/Instituto Mar Adentro (IMA):
Since 2011, Projeto Ilhas do Rio has been working in partnership with ICMBIO at the Cagarras Islands National Monument (MoNa Cagarras) and will soon enter Phase 4 of the project.
The project utilizes three approaches to achieve results: scientific research focusing on the conservation of MoNa Cagarras and its surrounding area, raising public awareness, and environmental education.
In Phase 3, AIEP, in partnership with IMA, utilized theater as a vehicle for environmental education by producing environmentally themed children’s plays in an effort to raise awareness among a new generation of youth in Brazil. This initiative has already reached over 20,000 children and will continue in Phase 4.
In Phase 4, AIEP will work with its partners JGP, WWF, and anonymous donors (via AIEP) to promote, fundraise, and disseminate key information that will raise public awareness about the various ways they can become agents of change in the conservation and protection of MoNa Cagarras.
Fundação Estudar (FE) is a non-profit organization that believes Brazil can become a better country if there were more young people who were determined to create an impact.
Fundação Estudar focuses on three program areas:
1) Estudar na Prática – professional development services to help Brazilians integrate in the labor market, provide financial support to strengthen leadership, and free online courses and tips that stimulate better decisions and can leverage careers.
2) Estudar Fora – helps Brazilian students achieve their dream of studying abroad by providing online preparatory resources and in-person coaching to help them both apply for admission to international programs of study as well as prepare them for the challenges of studying abroad.
3) Lideres Estudar – selects high-potential Brazilian students and provides them with full-scholarships to the best universities in the world, along with investment in their personal and professional development so that they may someday transform Brazil through impact in various sectors.
Works with at-risk children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with substance abuse and other personal traumas. Anspaz provides education, spiritual development, and personal and professional development programs aimed at helping people find new meaning and direction in their lives. Donations are designated to São Tomas de Aquino School and Pane Nostro Bakery (Itapetininga, SP).
Bolsa OGP – Otto Georges Prufer Scholarship:
- A scholarship designated for a Brazilian student at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
- The Otto Georges Prufer Scholarship partially covers 2 years of tuition for the MBA program.
So far, 5 students have been awarded the Bolsa OGP and maintain a close relationship with AIEP.
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Movimento União Rio/ HUCFF – Crise Covid-19
Purchases respirators, medical supplies, and mobile ICUs for hospitals in Rio de Janeiro.
Comunitas/ HC – Crise Covid-19
Purchases respirators, medical supplies, and mobile ICUs for hospitals in São Paulo.
Fiocruz/Fiotec - Crise Covid-19
Supports research and the National Emergency Fund to combat COVID-19.
Projeto Colabora – Crise Covid-19
A project that directly allocates resources to residents of poor communities affected by COVID-19.
Campanha SOS Xingu / Associação Yawalapiti Amapá – Crise Covid-19
A project to increase the assisting to indigenous population of Alto Xingu during COVID-19 crisis.
Jornal Joca is the only newspaper in Brazil specifically made for children and youth. Jornal Joca provides free newspapers to children and youth in disadvantaged communities, working to ensure that all young people in Brazil have access to information about what is happening in their country and in the world.
Amnesty International Brazil:
Amnesty International is a global organization with more than 7 million supporters, which carries out detailed research determined campaigning to help fight human rights abuses worldwide. They are present in more than 150 countries. Every day, someone, somewhere in the world, receives support from Amnesty International.
An activist organization supported solely by individuals and civil society, which uses non-violent creative action to confront the systems that threaten our environment and pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful future. Greenpeace does not accept funding from corporations or governments. In Brazil, AIEP assists projects focused on the protection of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest, such as the support and representation of indigenous peoples and defending critical forest areas from deforestation, agricultural pollution, and infrastructure expansion.
Instituto Pró-Saber is a non-profit organization that serves a variety of disadvantaged communities, both in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
In Rio de Janeiro, Pró-Saber’s main focus is on training teachers who work in public daycare centers in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Their work benefits, both directly and indirectly, about 4,000 children aged up to 6 years in 133 daycare centers in 67 communities across the city.
In São Paulo, Pró-Saber operates predominantly in the community of Paraisópolis. Its mission is to reduce inequality by guaranteeing the right of every child to learn read and play, in addition to carrying out campaigns to support basic needs, such as the distribution of food baskets to families affected by COVID-19.
TRIBUS is a social impact project in Rio de Janeiro that brings together young people and children through sports, coordinates the donation of sports equipment, and organizes group excursions along with a variety of social enrichment and fitness-related activities.
WRI is a research institute that aims to promote the protection of the environment, economic opportunity, and the well being of all people. Their research focuses on developing and implementing solutions to sustain our climate, forests, and cities. WRI works in partnership with governments, corporations, scholars, and the general public.
WRI combines the expertise of around 700 professionals in offices in Brazil, China, the United States, Europe, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Africa.
Project Wings of Emergency
Wings of Emergency is an initiative by Greenpeace Brazil conceived in April 2020, in response to the arrival and spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Amazon. Through a wide solidarity network, the project has taken emergency aid to indigenous peoples living in areas of the Amazon where logistics and primary health care are very precarious. More than 30 tonnes of emergency supplies have been distributed, including soap, hand sanitizer, masks, food, and the equipment needed for setting up Indigenous Primary Care Units (UAPIs), which are very important for treating Covid-19 early stage patients. The activities of the Wings of Emergency project have helped Amazon indigenous peoples of more than 50 different ethnicities, reaching regions such as Alto Rio Negro (AM), Alto Rio Solimões (AM), Tapajós (PA), Médio Purus and Alto Purus (AM), Raposa Serra do Sol (RR) and Yanomami (AM/RR).
AIEP is sponsoring the creation of a book about the history of Heinrich Stupakoff and Johann Kunning.
Both of them were great entrepreneurs and pioneers of the beer industry in Brazil.