Project Cobra describes itself as a project that "brings together key South American and European Civil Society Organisations that have extensive experience in enabling and disseminating grassroots solutions to complex problems in the Guiana Shield region of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana". Its "mission is to find ways to integrate community solutions within policies addressing escalating social, economic and environmental crises, through accessible information and communication technologies".
It was initiated by non-governmental organisations/charities and researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform, research & learning, and storytelling. Project Cobra is transnational in orientation and concerned with environment & sustainability.
It was launched in September 2011 and is ongoing.