IAF grantee partner Tierra Nueva Asociación Civil was ranked by Premios Latinoamérica Verde as one of the best social and environmental projects in Latin America. Tierra Nueva’s sustainable horticulture production joins the ranking with 500 projects representing 25 countries and 513 cities in Latin America. Tierra Nueva ranked number 14 in the category of Human Development and Social Inclusion; providing better healthcare access to rural communities in Paraguay. From August 23-25, Tierra Nueva will be presenting their project and share their experience at the Annual Premios Latinoamérica Verde held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Talk about Read more ›
The Inter-American Foundation joins hundreds of Honduras in mourning the death of Céleo Álvarez Casildo, Director of the Ethnic Community Development Organization (ODECO) and Executive Secretary of the World Summit of African Descendant Platform who died on April 11, 2016. A strong champion of Afro-descendents rights, Mr. Casildo leaves a legacy that remains important for Honduras and for the world. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Newspaper article, in Spanish Talk about community-led development!
On his recent travel column, New York Times “explorer” Michael Benanav takes his readers on a trek through Bolivia’s cordillera and into world depicted in the extravagant tapestries of the Jalq’a people, where “animals with wildly exaggerated features are shown alongside mythical creatures called khurus, which include hunchback dragons and griffin-like bird-things. Within larger animals, smaller animals — called uñas, or offspring — are woven, but earthly laws of biology don’t apply: Condors can give birth to cats, monsters can give birth to men.” In the mid-1980s, Antropologos del Sur Andino (ASUR), a small nonprofit run by a team of Read more ›
IAF recently learned that Summer Harlow, a Fellow in the 2012-2013 cycle, received the prestigious Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award from The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), which recognizes the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of research on mass communication. Harlow's IAF Fellowship funded some of the research that went into her winning thesis Liberation Technology? Toward an Understanding of the Re-appropriation of Social Media for Emancipatory Uses among Alternative Media Projects in El Salvador. The award is named after three pioneering educators in the field of journalism and includes a monetary prize. “It is such an Read more ›
IAF grantee Asociación Seres (SERES) is among the three laureates that will receive the UNESCO-Japan Prize at a ceremony in Paris on Nov. 5. This award, which premiered this year, recognizes achievements by individuals and organizations furthering education in sustainable development. Joining SERES in the winners' circle are the Centre for Development of Early Childhood, Non-Formal and Informal Education of Indonesia; and rootAbility of Germany. Honorees receive US$50,000 toward their mission and travel expenses for their representatives to attend the award's ceremony. SERES is using its IAF grant to train 1,500 young Guatemalans and Salvadorans in the skills necessary to Read more ›