Background of the National Strategy
In Argentina, Avina effects social change through short-, medium- and long-term projects that maximize the potential of initiatives with lasting local and national impact.
Recognizing the importance of achieving regional equality, we seek to improve the quality of life in cities by tracking the impact of public policies in these urban areas. We also encourage and cultivate the involvement of social entrepreneurs and local stakeholders. Over the next 30 years in Argentina, we aim to offer viable housing alternatives in La Plata, Rosario and Buenos Aires that are outside of dense urban areas.
Working directly with political, business and social leaders, we want to ensure that democratic rule of law is respected. With regard to spending public assets, we want to minimize excessive concentration of power and closed-door decision-making.
So far, Avina has invested most of its social capital alongside regional allies for specific projects. We believe that we need to broaden our base of local allies and to seek out additional areas where the addition of our resources can continue to make advance significant change. Closer collaboration with government officials and leaders of all political parties will help to ensure that our social initiatives are reflected in public policy.
In the fight against climate change, we advocate for a transition toward a more inclusive economy that produces very low levels of carbon emissions and generates a growing portion of its energy needs from sustainable sources.
Opportunities for advancing elements of Avina's continental strategy in Argentina include initiatives to support recycling, improving public access to water, mitigating climate change, preserving the Amazonian biome and promoting inclusive markets.
Please click the links to the right to see the initiatives for the current country.
Work done by Avina and its allies to ensure the sustainability of the Amazonian biome ecosystem and to protect the quality of life for local populations has resulted in the conservation of 80% of the delicate ecosystem.
For years, Avina has worked in this initiative in different Latin American countries, enabling Uruguayan recyclers to learn best practices in the region and, in turn, to disseminate information on the work carried out in the country. Avina has collaborated with and facilitated the establishment of some cooperatives.
Avina’s commitments and engagements in Nicaragua demonstrate that the mobilization and coordination among different sectors of society can transform the management of Latin American cities, as well as encourage public administration guided by indicators and specific goals to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
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Access to Water
Through initial investments, Avina has identified community solutions that are producing tangible, sustainable and scalable results to increase access to water.
South American Chaco
Over the past decade, Avina has supported the formation of international networks in the South American Chaco and collaborated with these new partners to advance the cause of sustainable development and environmental protection. Avina and its allies have identified and supported productive solutions that are not only sustainable, but that also demonstrate the viability of preserving the environment while producing economic value in the region.
To ensure migrations are a source of prosperity and integration for Latin America, link the collaborative work between different sectors of society at the local and global levels, and channel efforts towards a regulatory, institutional and ethical framework of dignified, formal, democratic and sustainable human mobility.
1.- Openness to Listen to All Voices
The Argentine National Congress approved the Social Communication Services Law on October 10, 2009, replacing the Radio Broadcasting Law in effect since 1980.
The new legislation still contains some controversial elements. Nevertheless, it is an improvement as it favors diversity and plurality of media sources.
Avina supported the consolidation of the
Argentine Forum of Community Radio Stations (Foro Argentino
de Radios Comunitarias), a founding member of the Civic Coalition for Democratic Broadcasting (Coalición Cívica por una Radiodifusión Democrática), which provided the impetus for the new legislation. Avina’s ally, Néstor Busso, president of FARCO, played a decisive role in leading the lobby in favor of the law. Shortly after its passage he was elected president of the Federal Audiovisual Communication Council, presently the country’s main communications organization.