About Attune Development

Attune Development strives for a healthy Amazonian rainforest in which communities are actively involved in environmental management, offering them a stable livelihood and opportunities for social and cultural well-being and growth. We are motivated to achieve this with the following goals:

  1. Empowering local communities in defining and following their own path for becoming autonomous and self-sufficient.
  2. Support the socio-cultural systems and traditional values of local communities to better link their past, current and future development.
  3. Build capacity of local communities and other relevant actors in environmental conservation and sensible management of natural resources to achieve sustainable development.

We value the following:

  1. Respect for nature and acknowledge the co-existence of mankind
  2. Use of a bottom-up approach that is community-centered,
  3. Facilitate participation on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and trust
  4. Enable transparency in communication
  5. Consider cultural sensitivities within communities
  6. Work with multi-disciplinary and holistic methods
  7. Seek broad consensus for the implementation of activities, projects and programs
  8. Inform and obtain consent from communities before implementing activities
  9. Acknowledge diversity among actors participating in development processes
  10. Adhere to fair and transparent decision-making processes
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