The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) 2023 is an annual call for proposals launched by the Embassy of Canada in Argentina. This program aims to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries that align with the thematic priorities of Global Affairs Canada.
CFLI seeks to strengthen bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries while supporting local civil societies through the financing of projects primarily conceived and designed by local partners. These projects are selected and approved by the corresponding Canadian Embassy.
The winning projects of CFLI 2023 focus on various thematic areas and present innovative solutions to address local challenges. Here are the winning organizations and their projects:
Project: Improving media coverage of environmental issues in the context of Argentina’s presidential elections. The project will focus on identifying misleading narratives, disseminating verified information about key environmental challenges and candidates’ proposals, promoting citizen awareness and informed participation. Additionally, journalists will be trained in fact-checking tools and gender perspective.
Project: Pact of Municipalities and Community Leaders of the Bioceanic Corridor. The goal is to work on the prevention and fight against the sexual exploitation and trafficking of girls, boys, adolescents, and women in the communities affected by the Bioceanic Corridor route in the Chaco Salteño region. Local organizations will be strengthened for the prevention of trafficking and exploitation, promoting inclusive community participation and building support networks.
Project: “Fortale-Siendo” (Strengthening). This project aims to promote a gender perspective, equity, and positive relationships among mothers, children up to 5 years old, and workers of social organizations working with early childhood. Will be conducted support and reflection groups, workshops, play spaces, and training sessions adapted to different specific groups.
We congratulate the organizations on their innovative and high-impact projects, and we thank all participants for their commitment and effort in the call for proposals. We are excited to see how these projects will contribute to the development and well-being of local communities.