Our holistic approach to sustainable development promotes and invests in citizen-led grassroots initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean to help communities realize opportunities and solve their own problems.
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When we involve community leaders in the design and implementation of development, their projects yield long-term, sustainable results.
Small island nations in the Caribbean constantly face the risk of natural disasters. But with preparation, their communities can withstand and bounce back quickly from these disasters. That's why we're launching a three-year, $5 million joint initiative with USAID: Building Community Resilience in the Eastern & Southern Caribbean.
In an interview, former Foundation Representative Jim Adriance describes how the IAF has supported farmer-to-farmer exchanges so Indigenous groups can spread sustainable practices and innovations throughout the region.
The InnovAction Challenge will connect outstanding young entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean with tools and resources to respond to the needs of communities most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.