Discover the winners of our funds!

In case you missed our previous articles, here is a resume of the winners of the different funds.

In 2022, RACI once again collaborated with the co-management of the New Zealand Embassy Fund in Argentina.  Once the second round of evaluation was completed, the organizations selected by the New Zealand Embassy were:

  • Fundación León (Argentina): project “Water education for the sustainable local development of the Bajo Valle Calchaquí”, with the objective of strengthening water security and youth participation for the sustainable local development of the Quilmes indigenous community.
  • Fundación Patagonia Natural (Argentina): “Renewable energies in school villages in the Patagonian steppe of Argentina” project, which seeks to sustainably improve the quality of life in steppe school villages in Patagonia through the use of renewable energies (solar thermal).
  • Moisés Bertoni Foundation (Paraguay): project “Food Security under sustainable and resilient food systems in the Mby’a indigenous community in Tacuaro, Paraguay”, which seeks to increase access to food and nutritional security for the Mby’a indigenous community in Tacuaro.
  • Environmental Leaders Forum (Argentina): project “Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency as resilience mechanisms to reduce the environmental impact of the use of fossil fuels for air conditioning and food processing in the “Cantera 25″ neighborhood of Concepción del Uruguay, Province of Entre Ríos” with the aim of reducing the use of wood and coal fuels until they are replaced by renewable sources and educating on the efficient and rational use of energy.

In addition, in 2022, RACI collaborated again in the co-management of the New Zealand Embassy Fund in Mexico. After an evaluation by the RACI team, 73 organizations were pre-selected and were required to complete the extended application form. Once the second round of project evaluations were completed, the organizations selected by the New Zealand Embassy were:

  • Nenemi Paxia (México): Project – “Aprendo en mi lengua. Strengthening of the educational systems that serve indigenous children in Chiapas”. Objective – Improve the education of indigenous children in Chiapas from a linguistic and cultural relevance approach.
  • Asociación Red de jóvenes 2j14 (Dominican Republic): Project – “State, violence and society LGBTIQ+ version”. Objective – To train young people from the LGBTIQ+ community on the role of the State, so that they can defend their human rights.
  • Asociación Para el Desarrollo Integral de Tejutepeque (El Salvador): Project – “Rural families build fair, resilient and sustainable food systems in the municipality of Tejutepeque, El Salvador”. Objective – Contribute to the sustainable rural and productive development of rural families in the municipality of Tejutepeque, El Salvador.
  • Adeco, Acciones para el Desarrollo Comunitario A.C. (Mexico): Project – “Huertos vivos, hogares sanos. Strengthening food sovereignty of families in the Nahua community of Chachahuantla through the construction and implementation of backyard gardens, training in agroecology and the rescue of community food practices”. Objective – That families in the community of Chachahuantla produce food free of agro-industrial inputs for self-consumption.
  • Fundación Salvador del Mundo (El Salvador): Project – “STEAM Girls”. Objective – To include and strengthen girls and young women in learning and competencies in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).
  • Construyendo Esperanzas A. C. (Mexico): Project – “Capturing water and rebuilding the hope of the families of La Rabia, municipality of Mineral de Reforma, Hidalgo MX”. Objective – Increase access and availability of water to 200 thousand liters per year for 50 people in a situation of vulnerability and marginalization of La Rabia.
  • Sexual Diversity Organization Amigos Siempre Amigos (Guatemala): Project – “Audiovisual production for people with visual and hearing disabilities”. Objective – To ensure that visually and hearing impaired people have access to audiovisual productions without the need for an interpreter and know their rights.
  • Fundación Bioma (Mexico): Project – “Biocultural Rescue of Melipona bees in highly biodiverse coffee plantations in the Northeastern Sierra of the State of Puebla”. Objective – Improve the quality of life of indigenous Nahuatl families in the Sierra Norte de Puebla by rescuing the production of melipona bees.

Finally, we introduce you to the winners of the Innovation Fund 2022:

  • CIPROS (Dominican Republic): Project – “Promoting and strengthening participation in communities: a means to improve quality of life and reduce inequalities.” An initiative that seeks to strengthen the capacities of community organizations and integrate young people and women into spaces for advocacy and citizen participation.
  • Ipandetec (Panama): Project – “Plataforma Segur@s en línea: hackeando la violencia digital” (Safe online platform: hacking digital violence). Project that aims to contribute to the visibility of the phenomenon of online gender violence in Central America and the Dominican Republic through open data and resources for education and prevention on a web platform.
  • Aprendamos Perú/Semilla Intercultural: Project – “KALLPANCHAY: Youth Empowerment Laboratory of Junín”. The project aims to promote the social, economic and political empowerment of the diversity of young people in the Junín region (Peru) through the strengthening of skills, the opportunity for organization, involvement in decision-making spaces and citizen protagonism in the territory of Junín.

We hope the winning organizations will be successful in the implementation of their projects and thank all of them for showing interest in the call for proposals and submitting innovative proposals!