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.
Grassroots organizations are the engines for community transformation, but a lack of reliable and stable funding streams hinders their efforts. Over the past 50 years, we have partnered with a wealth of innovative and locally-rooted institutions that make more resources available to communities.
For international humanitarian relief, it may seem faster and more efficient to respond with a “one-size-fits-all” approach to disaster recovery. But communities that lead their own solutions are more engaged throughout recovery, ultimately rebuilding stronger.
In Guatemala, indigenous leadership of an export enterprise is rare, and indigenous women’s leadership is even rarer. Our grantee partner ProPetén is committed to training its Q’eqchi’ cacao producers to succeed in a complex marketplace.