Grantee Profile

E-Tech International

Grants to E-Tech International

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 5 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — E-Tech International is a unique group of natural resource engineers and scientists that provides environmental technical assistance and training to indigenous federations, local, regional, and national governments, and civil society groups in less industrialized countries that face large-scale, extractive development projects. The purpose of this grant is to consolidate gains made by E-Tech in Ecuador and Peru in equipping and preparing indigenous peoples to monitor environmental impacts of oil, gas and mining development on indigenous lands and track the success of remediation efforts, largely in tropical forests. Through a variety of capacity-building and field activities, E-Tech scientists and engineers are transferring industry knowledge and technology to local organizations and peoples to ensure long-term sustainability of these programs. In Peru, E-Tech is developing an educational program and lab for indigenous environmental monitoring. In Ecuador, E-Tech provides mentorship and training for extractive industry-bound students and researchers at leading universities to conduct similar monitoring.

  • $70,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — E-Tech International is a network of oil, gas, and mining engineers and scientists that provides environmental technical assistance and training to indigenous federations, local, regional, and national governments, and civil society groups in less industrialized countries that face large-scale development projects. The project provides urgent and ongoing assistance to indigenous federations in northern Peru affected by oilfield activities and remediation. E-Tech has reviewed proposed remediation plans and is advising partner federations, training indigenous representatives to monitor remediation progress and needs, and developing a regional laboratory and best practice approaches for environmental stewardship in hydrocarbon concessions.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — E-Tech International is a network of oil, gas, and mining engineers that provides environmental technical assistance and training to indigenous federations, local, regional, and national governments, and civil society groups in less industrialized countries that face large-scale development projects. The purpose of this grant is to aid local governments and communities concerned about mining, oil and gas development in Ecuador and Peru, and build an understanding of best practices for the sectors throughout the Andean region.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — To provide technical assistance and capacity building for communities affected by mining development projects in the Northern Andes.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — To provide technical assistance and capacity building for communities effected by oil and gas development projects in the Southern Andes (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded E-Tech International $970,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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