80%

80% of Latin America’s population lives in cities, making this the most urbanized region in the world. Source:UN-Habitat

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out of every four people living below the poverty line reside in urban areas2 and 75% of Latin American cities have relatively to extremely high rates of inquality Source: ECLAC,2012

34%

of the urban population lives in unsafe housing in vulnerable areas. Source: UN-Habitat

80%

of natural disasters affect urban areas, and 60 of the 77 most densely populated cities are in coastal areas. Source: IPCC Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

Our Vision

Transformar a las ciudades en bienes públicos que generen dignidad humana respetando los límites de la naturaleza.

Promover la convergencia y colaboración entre actores diversos, así como la innovación social y el uso de tecnologías cívicas, alrededor de: • La cogeneración e implementación de políticas públicas que contribuyan a la construcción de ciudades inclusivas, resilientes y sostenibles • El fortalecimiento de la participación ciudadana y el control social en la gestión de las ciudades • La construcción de cohesión social, a través de la transformación y revitalización del espacio público como espacio de convivencia, inclusión económica y expresión cultural. En 2015, Fundación Avina asumió también el trabajo alrededor de la Nueva Agenda Urbana, que será definida en la III Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible – Hábitat III– a realizarse en Quito, Ecuador en octubre de 2016, con espacios de liderazgo en la Asamblea General de Socios y participación en espacios regionales y globales de análisis y posicionamiento

Our Alliances

UN-Habitat

Promotion of policies to make public spaces in Latin America more inclusive and dissemination of the Construcción de ciudades más equitativas: políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina (Building more equitable cities: public policies of inclusion in Latin America) report on urban inequality, developed with participation from CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.

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OAK Foundation – Instituto Arapyaú

Support for establishing and monitoring goals and indicators for urban sustainable development through the Sustainable Cities Program, and for the Rede Brazileira de Cidades Justas, Democráticas e Sustentáveis (Brazilian Network for Fair, Democratic, and Sustainable Cities) to mobilize citiens and position their platform for urban sustainability.

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Climate and Land Use Alliance and Latin America Regional Climate Initiative (LARCI):

Support for the work of Rede Brazileira de Cidades Justas, Democráticas e Sustentáveis to monitor and advocate for public policies related to climate, solid waste, and transportation.

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IBM

Strengthening of national Sustainable Cities networks.

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CAF-Development Bank of Latin America in Brazil

Training for public officials in the implementation of the Sustainable Cities Program.

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Since 2008 Fundación Avina has maintained a strategic alliance with Avina Americas, an independent sister organization based in the United States whose mission is to promote sustainable development in the Americas by connecting and engaging US and Latin American actors in shared strategies that contribute to collective social, economic and environmental benefits. Both organizations are part of a platform from which they jointly
support opportunities that offer solutions to the most pressing problems facing the Americas, working together to strengthen and scale strategies to impact sustainable development.

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(Español) Ciudad Sostenible y Cambio Climático: resumen de experiencias, proceso e iniciativas desarrolladas en Perú

(Español) Construcción de ciudades más equitativas: políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

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