Background for the national strategy
Avina’s strategy and agenda in Ecuador share many objectives with Ecuador’s 2007–2013 National Development Plan, which seeks to build a more pluralistic, inclusive and multicultural society through discussion, education and joint work.
Avina actively contributes to seven of the 12 development objectives set out in the Ecuadorian national plan. These include improving
Our proposal for action is aimed at contributing to the strengthening of Ecuadorian democracy through shared responsibility, public assets, citizen participation, and transparency. Our aims are to promote social, ethnic and gender equity and to further the country’s economic development with particular regard for social and environmental responsibility.
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.
Supporting the Struggle Against Climate Change
In 2007, María Elena Ordóñez, head of Avina’s ally, Fundación ARCANDINA, encouraged three important institutions to support the Child Education, Communication and Participation Plan and an educational campaign called “Sowing the Future” (Sembremos Futuro), which seeks to educate thousands of children from all over Ecuador on climate change, citizenship and environmental issues.
The campaign included the drafting of a “Letter for Life,” signed by more than 250,000 people, endorsing their personal and institutional commitment to protect the environment. As part of this campaign, a flag bearing people’s handprints made its way on a trek cross Ecuador, with educational workshops in all of the country’s larger
With support from Avina, the Nature Foundation (Fundación Natura), the Children and Family National Institute (INNFA) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines, it was possible to broaden the coverage and impact of the campaign.
ARCANDINA continues using this educational, recreational and creative model in its campaigns, programs and television spots, which has been replicated in other countries such as Venezuela and the United States. At present, similar arrangements are being explored with TV Globo in Brazil.