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  • Grantee Exchange in Mexico

    Last October, each of the 28 grantees in the IAF's current Mexico portfolio shared experiences in Tlaplan, outside Mexico City.


  • World Toilet Day

    Toilets are serious business. Just ask the 2 billion people in the world who don't have access to one.


  • IAF at Congressional Hearing on Unaccompanied Central American Children

    On November 18, Robert N. Kaplan testified before the United States Congress on strategies to address the recent influx of unaccompanied Central American children.


  • Casa Alianza Nicaragua wins Franco-German Human Rights Award

    German and French embassies recognized the work of Casa Alianza Nicaragua (CAN), an IAF grantee working with street children and at-risk youths, with the Franco-German Human Rights Award.


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    100 Years of Community Foundations

    The Council on Foundations is holding its annual meeting this week in Cleveland, Ohio, site of the very first community foundation, incorporated 100 years ago.


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    Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award

    The Insitute for Policy Studies recognized Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders with its Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award.


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    Global Diaspora Week

    As part of GDW representatives of immigrant communities will travel to El Salvador and learn how IAF grantee FUPEC collaborates with ex-pats to pool resources for improving living conditions back home.


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    Elmer Arias' American Dream

    Pamela Constable's article in today's Washington Post tells of success stories protagonized by Salvadoran immigrants living in metro D.C.


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    United Nations Climate Summit

    The Ford Foundation and CLUA will host a discussion on the role of indigenous forest communities in preserving reducing climate change, an effort that the IAF has emphasized in its funding.


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    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference

    A panel at the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference will feature a discussion on how U.S. foreign aid can reach communities of African descent.


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    Costa Rica declares war on lion fish

    President Luis Guillermo Solís visited IAF grantee APACS, a grassroots organization working to protect local marine ecosystems threatened by the lion fish.


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    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    In recent years, Latin Americans residing in the United States have been increasingly investing in the development of their communities of origin.


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    LGBT Advocates Stand up to Prejudice

    More than 300 activists for LGBT rights and their supporters gathered in Lima to discuss the pervasive discrimination and violence that targets their community.


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    Presidency of Colombia Recognizes Young Volunteers

    Lina Vanessa Tóvinson Ortega has been actively volunteering to improve social and economic conditions in her community since she was nine.


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    Community Forestry and Climate Change

    A new report published by the WRI and RRI concludes that deforestation is dramatically reduced when indigenous and other traditional communities manage forests.


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    Investment in Brazil must go further than the World Cup

    Brazil should renew its focus to underserved communities and the local organizations working with them to bring change.


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    MP3K Wins Equator Prize

    The UNDP selected MP3K for its Equator Prize for its efforts to reduce poverty through conservation.


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    Grassroots Development Fellows 2014

    IAF has awarded Grassroots Development Fellowships to 16 Ph.D. candidates from universities in the U.S. who will conduct dissertation research in Latin America.


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    Addressing Root Causes of Migration

    The IAF is one of the U.S. agencies that is addressing the root causes of migration, violence and poverty in Central America.


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    Young Colombians playing by new rules

    Young Colombian footballers trained by IAF grantee Prodesal have been playing a different kind of soccer where the score is not as all important.


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