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GENTE Project

The GENTE Project of Forever Costa Rica seeks to increase the resilience of at least 30 communities neighboring 15 Protected Areas, by promoting green and blue businesses, as well as the search for alternative technological solutions that improve local economies and environmental sustainability.

The project seeks to reduce negative environmental and social impacts produced by COVID-19, through a transformative change in the livelihoods of communities and individuals in rural and coastal areas, so that they implement sustainable business and development models based on bioeconomy, as well as blue and green economy.

This innovative project, which has the financial support of the Moore Foundation, promotes the reconstruction of rural and coastal economies, based on innovation in sustainable development and partnerships between academic and social organizations, the private sector, government, and communities.

In society with the planet

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benefited ventures


direct jobs created


producer families transformed their technologies

Green recovery

The Gente project seeks to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts produced by COVID-19.

Where do we work?

The Gente project works in three regions of the country: North Caribbean, North Pacific and South Pacific.

Mapa de territorios del Proyecto Getne
North Caribbean, North Pacific and South Pacific of Costa Rica are the territories of the Gente project.


1. Support capacity building in business skills in the communities of the prioritized areas.

2. Promote the participation of businesses through seed capital funding and acceleration and incubation processes.

3.Promote the adoption of sustainable alternative technologies to generate local economies under the blue and green economy approach.

4. Support the implementation and articulation of governance mechanisms to link existing value chains in the territories.

GENTE Project

Blue and Green Economy

The GENTE project is part of our Blue and Green Economy Program. Learn more at: