Featured Impact Business
3 Aug 2015

International expert jury of “empowering people. Award 2015” appointed


Dealing with challenges in basic services sustainably and with the aid of technology in developing regions lies at the heart of the Siemens Stiftung philosophy. That is why the “empowering people. Award” includes the eight most essential basic supply categories: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Sheltering, Information & Communication, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management, Healthcare and Education.

Featured Sustainable Development 2.07.15
Reporte anual inglés

Annual Report 2014

We are proud to present Avina’s Annual Report 2014 where we share the main results achieved with our allies last year in contributing to sustainable development from Latin America.

Climate Change 7.05.15
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Costa Rica: Youth Encounter on Sustainability

Building capacities, creating memories, shaping our future: YES courses by myclimate are dedicated to build a network of committed leaders, crafting a sustainable future for all. Apply now for YES Costa Rica 2015.

Access to Water 4.05.15
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Advancing Data for Good with Benetech Labs: Improving Access to Clean Water in Latin America

The apps will enable these local organizations to create national and regional networks for sharing innovation, technical knowledge, and best practices.

Social Progress Index 9.04.15
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Goverments, businesses & NGOS to invest in social progress to “unleash economic success”

The most effective way to improve people’s quality of life across the world, in both rich and poor countries, is to invest in social progress.

Migrations 12.02.15
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Homeland Security for Records Describing Abuse of Children

American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona and San Diego, along with the law firm Cooley LLP, filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its failure to produce records related to the abuse and mistreatment of children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its sub-agency, the U.S. Border Patrol. DHS oversight bodies have ignored scores of administrative complaints documenting CBP’s mistreatment of children. For years, media accounts, human rights reports, and child advocates have described the same abuse and neglect of children in Border Patrol custody. On June 11, 2014, the ACLU and partner organizations submitted a complaint to DHS oversight agencies on behalf of 116 unaccompanied children alleging abuse and mistreatment in Border Patrol custody—including harsh temperatures, severe overcrowding, and denial of adequate hygiene supplies, bedding, food, water, and medical care.