about ISA

Printer-friendly version

ISA was established on April 22, 1994, by a group of people with a significant professional background and experiences in the struggle for social and environmental rights. ISA has incorporated the material and non-material heritage amassed during the 15 years’ experience of several knowledgeable organizations in the indigenous rights issues in Brazil, such as the Ecumenical Documentation and Information Center’s Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Program, and the Indigenous Rights Nucleus (NDI) of Brasília.

By the late 80s, a series of facts and processes marked a period of intense interactions between different organized segments of Brazilian civil society in the social and environmental venues: the process of formulation and approval of collective social and environmental rights within the body of the Federal Constitution (1987-88); the Peoples of the Forest Campaign (1989); the Meeting of the Indians in Altamira (Pará) to protest against a major official plan for the hydroelectric development of the Xingu river basin (1989) and the establishment of the Brazilian NGO and Social Movements Forum as a preparation for the Summit of the Earth Meeting of 1992 (1990) and the United Nations Conference (1992).

The people who came together to formulate, establish and implement Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), between 1993 and 1995, had a decisive, marked participation in the idealization and implementation of the above mentioned processes.

Reunião de fim de ano do ISA em 2012|Cláudio Tavares

O que fazemos?

O ISA está estruturado em programas que têm por base as seguintes linhas de ação:

  • Defesa dos direitos socioambientais
  • Monitoramento e proposição de alternativas às políticas públicas
  • Pesquisa, difusão, documentação de informações socioambientais
  • Desenvolvimento de modelos participativos de sustentabilidade socioambiental
  • Fortalecimento institucional dos parceiros locais

Organization chart

Estrutura OrganizacionalVale do RibeiraXinguRio NegroGeoprocessamentoInformáticaDocumentaçãoDesenvolvimento InstitucionalComunicaçãoAdministraçãoMonitoramentoPPDSPIBSecretaria ExecutivaConselho DiretorAssembléia

ISA Offices

Av João Pessoa, 3466
Jardim Independente II
Altamira , PA
68372-235
93 3515-5749
Rua Presidente Costa e Silva, 116
Boa Vista , RR
69306-670
95 3224-7068
Sede do ISA em Boa Vista - RR|Matthieu Jean Marie Lena 2015
SCLN, 210
Bloco C sala 112
Brasília , DF
70862-530
61 3035 5114
Av. São Paulo, 202
Canarana , MT
78640-000
66 3478 3491
Sede do ISA em Canarana - MT|X
Rua João Carneiro dos Santos, 149, casa 1
Cecap
Eldorado , SP
11960-000
13 3871-1697 / 13 3871-1545
Sede do ISA em Eldorado - SP|Raquel Pasinato 2013
Rua Costa Azevedo, 272
1° andar - Largo do Teatro - Centro
Manaus , AM
69010-230
92 3631 1244
Rua Projetada, 70
Centro
São Gabriel da Cachoeira , AM
69750-000
97 3471-1156
Av. Higienópolis, 901
SL 30
São Paulo , SP
01238-001
11 3515-8900