August 2014 (No.VII)

Dear <<First Name>>,
INOGO was created to contribute to building a better future for the Osa and Golfito region, a future which will be led by today's youth.  On recent visits to San José and Puerto Jiménez, INOGO team members explored the possibility of working with the Vocational High School in Puerto Jiménez (CTP Puerto Jiménez) to improve leadership, English, and employability.  In this newsletter, hear more about the potential collaboration with the CTP Puerto Jiménez, meet Lucía de la Ossa Pirie, and learn about the University of Costa Rica's PIOSA program.

The INOGO team


INOGO's Visit to San José & Puerto Jiménez, July 
In late July, members of the INOGO team met with both public and private Costa Rican institutions in San José and Puerto Jiménez to further explore the possibility of collaborating on a pilot program, which would focus on local ecotourism employment opportunities for youth. In speaking with both the public and private sectors, the team was able to explore the needs and wishes of each, as well as the ways in which both could benefit from a pilot program in increasing local ecotourism employability. Read more


“Socio-economic Panorama of the Osa and Golfito Cantons: Trends and Challenges for Sustainable Development"
This case study seeks to map the predominant economic structures in the Osa and Golfito cantons, identifying the challenges to overcome in order to successfully move towards a more sustainable development for the region and it inhabitants. The report is divided into two distinct sections, the first in which the different parts that make up the economic structure of the study area are identified, such as the different actors, activities, and value chains of products in a “green economy.” Finally, the second section relates to the consultation process of key informants, in which the researchers verify and summarize key findings. Read more

upcoming events


Annual Whale and Dolphin Festival in Bahía Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica (Sept. 5-7, 12-14) 

Featured Strategic ACtor: Lucía de la Ossa Pirie 

Meet Lucía de la Ossa Pirie, a strategic actor working in Osa and Golfito 
Lucia has conducted research on red macaws and Humpback whales, and most recently, founded and presides over the Drake Pro Animal Health Association. She is President of the Drake Bay Development Association’s Recycling Committee, serves on the local School Board, and works alongside her husband at the Carey Project. Read more 


Read about what PIOSA is doing in the Osa and Golfitio region
The University of Costa Rica’s Osa-Golfo Dulce Institutional Program was created on August 23, 2004, to promote the integration, development, research, and social action geared towards the use and conservation of natural resources in the Osa Peninsula and the Golfo Dulce. Read more

News & Events

New GIS Tool for Municipality of Osa

Whale and Dolphin Festival in Bahía Ballena

Restoration of Locomotive Engine 84 of Palmar Sur, Osa
The 7th Annual Conference of Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

U.S. National Park Service Employees Visit Costa Rican Sister Parks

Read more 
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