By |2020-12-08T18:18:03-05:0018 September 2020|

Project Description

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities in Latin America, with a disproportionate effect on women, youth, Afro-descendant, Indigenous, and other marginalized populations. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to creating economic opportunity. Together with our cooperator, the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), we will launch the InnovAction Challenge competition, which invites young adult entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas that respond to the needs of grassroots communities resulting from COVID-19. The InnovAction Challenge will identify 20 finalists and four winners, who will each receive a awards package valued at $15,000 in seed capital and technical assistance combined to launch or grow their businesses. The initiative will also catalyze a larger private sector response to the crisis.

Young Americas Business Trust
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
InnovAction Competition Regional 2020 – 2021 $94,600 $1,032,981 750 individuals 1500 individuals Enterprise Development and Job Skills

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