The centre is a joint initiative by the Latin America-based Avina Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in Latin America, and UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The first training event to take place in Uruguay — chosen to run the initiative because of the interest shown by its government in tackling climate change and the progress in its climate-change adaptation plans — will consist of a symposium and workshop in October with senior representatives and decision-makers.
Protecting the world’s water requires partnerships on all fronts – Market Watch – USA22.03.13
Beginning next week, Xylem Watermark and Fundacion Avina, which aims to improve and increase access to water in Latin America, will initiate the first in a series of projects in Brazil’s Semiarid, the country’s northeast region, which is particularly vulnerable to water scarcity.
Aspen Institute’s Mission to Spark a Job Revolution – Forbes – USA27.11.12
Aspen Institute has a long history of creating change through its gathering power. At present, ANDE is comprised of a 167 organizations committed to serving the missing middle. These include pioneering financial institutions like Acumen, Vox Capital and Root Capital, as well as leading foundations like Rockefeller Foundation, Avina and Skoll Foundation.
Citi, Avina and La Nación give awards to Argentinean entrepreneurs an MFIs – Microdinero7.11.12
Citi, Fundación Avina and Fundación La Nación held their 3rd micro entrepreneur and microfinance award ceremony, for which this year there were 189 micro entrepreneurs from 12 provinces and presented by 25 microfinance institutions considered. Because of their particular achievements on their enterprise’s sustainability, multiplying impact and environmental consciousness, seven micro entrepreneurs and their respective microfinance institutions were rewarded.