1. USAID/Brazil – Lisa Kubiske Santa Cruz Cabrália, the city where the explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral arrived in the 16 th century.
2. USAID/Brazil – Lisa Kubiske The mouth of João de Tiba river and the mangroves that provides a rich marine biodiversity for Santa Cruz Cabrália (as well as a beautiful view)
3. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo Representatives of the project’s partners during the launching ceremony of ‘Fishing with 3G Nets’ project in Santa Cruz Cabrália.
4. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo The ‘Fishing with 3G Nets’ project setup a boat-school in order to bring training to remote fishing communities.
5. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo An additional component of the project, training in oyster cultivation was provided for fishermen and their wives.
6. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo Handheld devices equipped with mobile internet are being used by the fishermen to control oyster production and their fishing businesses.
7. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo Oyster cultivation is also used as an alternative source of income for women in Cabrália.
8. USAID/Brazil – Lisa Kubiske USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo The Pataxó indigenous people have a tradition of fishing, but are now being trained to use mobile and handheld devices to control production.
9. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo Peggy Johnson (left), executive vice president for the Americas and India for Qualcomm, and Lisa Kubiske (right), Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy to Brazil, during the launching event.
10. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo Project partners and local community participate in a ritual dance with the Pataxó people.
11. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo The new computer center ‘Casa do Pescador’ was officially launched by the project partners. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Kubiske represented the U.S. Government during the ceremony.
12. USAID/Brazil – Alex Araújo The computer center is used by fishermen, their families, as well students, who use the 18 computers for their school work.