RACI is working on the participative construction of the Regional Center of Civil Society for Latin America and the Caribbean with the organizations Youth Against Violence in Guatemala and the Lighthouse Group, and with the support of the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and Counterpart International.
During the assembly of the United Nations in 2013, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, recognized in his speech the predominant role that the civil society fulfills in the search for high-impact solutions to global and local problems. In response to his statement about the need to support the sector and strengthen it, the Agency of Swedish Cooperation and the United States Agency of Development decided to fund the Civil Society Innovation Initiative (CSII) which is facilitating the creation of six Regional Centers which will strengthen and support the civil society in different parts of the world.
The Regional Center of Civil Society for Latin America and the Caribbean aims to strengthen the organized civil society to consolidate them as sustainable and autonomous actors in the construction of a more democratic and inclusive society in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, it seeks to promote work and the articulated network of civil society at the national and regional level by facilitating alliances between all sectors.