Institutional strengthening

Friends of Cocos Island (Faico) is an organization created by and for Cocos Island. Under a model of official cooperation with the Government of Costa Rica, it provides permanent exclusive accompaniment of a work team, led by a pro-bono board of directors. Faico’s lines of action are focused in five essential objectives: strengthen organizational governance, strengthen management capacities, strengthen collection capacities, boost representativeness and management improvement of Cocos Island and Seamounts, and promote programmatic partnerships in Cocos Island, Seamounts, and Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean.