Technology impacts development projects. Yet, initiatives with information and communication technology (ICT) components often fail to meet program objectives.
This is the fifth video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Sumapaz is one of 18 organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions.
The Inter-American Foundation has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 15 Ph.D. candidates from universities in the United States who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America during 2017 to 2018. The Fellows were selected on the strength of their academic record, their proposals and their potential contribution to grassroots development. All are U.S. citizens except as noted.
June 19 is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Our grantee alumni PROEZA has tackled the issue by providing training and job placement for women victims of violence, strengthening them to break the patterns of violence.
Since 1983, IAF grantee partner Centro de Investigación, Diseño Artesenal y Comercialización Comunitaria (CIDAC) has helped to improve livelihoods for hundreds of Guaraní, Weehhawek, Ayoreo, and other indigenous and mestizo artisans in eastern Bolivia.
If the central mission of a community foundation is to encourage generosity, then promoting the philanthropy of a local resident — who happens to be an immigrant — to her community of origin can be an important first step.