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Background for the National Strategy

In Costa Rica, Avina promotes and facilitates opportunities for inter-sectoral cooperation to achieve progress on key issues of national interest.

Conditions in Costa Rica are favorable for achieving Avina’s environmental and social goals. The nation enjoys political and economic stability and has decent public health and education services, which are essential for the development of any society. Nonetheless, Costa Rica also faces challenges that must be addressed promptly.

The main concerns are centered on preventing the social gap from widening, promoting sustainable natural resource management, facilitating the responsible and participative inclusion of civil society


in matters affecting them, ensuring openness to social coordination on key issues of common interest and improving institutional capabilities.

Within this framework, Avina contributes to the advancement of cooperation among various social sectors in Costa Rica, with an aim to strengthen the culture of shared social responsibility and to take specific steps that promote social, environmental and economic sustainability.

Avina and its allies will continue to provide a dynamic context for cooperative work, focusing on actions, initiatives and projects that have the potential to make a continental impact identified by Avina.


National Strategies

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.

Programas AVINA

Adoption of the Waste Management Law

Avina supported and worked to help Costa Rica adopt in 2010 its Comprehensive Waste Management Law.

The aim of this legislation is to bring sustainable development practices to the waste management industry, and to make more efficient use of natural resources through regulatory, operational and financial actions.

Furthermore, the law also seeks to promote strategies to educate the population on environmental issues, and to undertake specific monitoring and assessment of actions being taken in this field.

Avina tapped into its network of allies to promote the inclusion of recycling as a key aspect of the Comprehensive Waste Management Law.


Strengthening of the Social Corporate Responsibility Network in Central America

Likewise, Avina supported the development and application of the INDICARSE indicator system and the strengthening of the Central American Social Corporate Responsibility Network, REDCARSE.

As part of the former “Mesoamerican Representation,” Avina consolidated the work carried out by local CSR organizations across the six countries of Central America.

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