Co-Galapagos is an initiative launched in 2021 by King’s College University of Cambridge (represented by Dr Sophia Cooke) and Fundación un Cambio por la Vida (FUNCAVID), in collaboration with GCT, to promote collaboration, cooperation and coordination to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda in Galapagos.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The initiative seeks to increase coordination between researchers, community members and policy-makers. A major component of the work is to provide resources and support for community members to lead projects in sustainability, and aid them in influencing policy processes. By channelling funding for conservation and sustainable development in Galapagos directly through the community, Co-Galapagos plays a key role in increasing local participation and capacity-building.

Two women are sat at a desk with laptops and face masks, behind them is a room full of people as part of a Sustainable Development Goals workshop in Galapagos

Lucia Norrís and Sophia Cooke taking part in the Sustainable Development Goal workshop in Galapagos © Co-Galapagos

People from around the world can choose to donate to specific resident-run projects under the Co-Galapagos initiative, enabling them to choose exactly where their money goes and to see the outcomes of their donation. More information and available projects can be found on the Co-Galapagos website.

By donating through this page, you are agreeing that Galapagos Conservation Trust can share details of this donation with Co-Galapagos, including your name, donation amount and project supported.

To find out more about the project, please visit our blog for project updates

This project is kindly supported by:  

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