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
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.
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.
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.
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.