Background for the National Strategy
Through a consolidated democracy and a healthy economy Uruguay has alleviated poverty and lowered unemployment rates. It presently offers some of the best prospects within the Latin American continent.
Avina seeks to develop innovative initiatives, which could be applied to other countries, making Uruguay a laboratory for social innovation.
Over the past few years, we have incorporated new allies into our network, while reinforcing existing links with stakeholders from civil society, the business sector, international cooperation agencies and mass media.
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.
Successful dissemination of Plan Ceibal has worked in Tarija, Bolivia. Replicating Plan Ceibal at local and regional levels comes next. Models provided by the Forge Foundation enable prompt entry into the labor market.
Joint work between UNDP and Ashoka has established a local network of inclusive markets.
Avina supported the creation of three movements and the establishment of a sustainable cities network in Uruguay.