The winners of the Innovation Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean are already in!

We received a total of 154 proposals from 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This number implies a great interest from organizations to find innovative and creative solutions to issues such as sustainability, transparency and accountability, and the promotion of the enabling space. 

The projects were evaluated using the same scoring system, analyzing the following categories: organization profile, project feasibility, thoroughness, impact and budget analysis. 

Once the project evaluations were completed, the selected organizations were Accionario – Acelerando el Cambio (Mexico), Observatorio de Políticas Públicas de Guayaquil (Ecuador), Transparencia Brasil (Brazil), Red de Innovación Local (Argentina) and Red Uruguaya de ONGs Ambientalistas (Uruguay).

Accionario – Acelerando el cambio presented the project ” Online training and learning platform for the acceleration of digital advocacy campaigns for activists, collectives and movements” in response to the barriers faced by these sectors in accelerating the processes of change and strengthening civic space in Mexico.

Observatorio de Políticas Públicas de Guayaquil, represented by Observatorio Ciudadano de Servicios Ciudadanos, presented the project “Strengthening the process of building the participatory budget of 10 cantons of Ecuador for the year 2022 through inclusive methodologies and digital collaborative technologies”. Its objective is to train representatives of Civil Society in 10 cantons of Ecuador to accompany the participatory construction of their public budget, through the implementation of digital intersectoral thematic tables and the promotion of the citizen participation mechanism called “Empty Chair” in each territory.

Transparencia Brasil presented the “Chatbot for Access to Information” project in response to the lack of knowledge and trust on the part of citizens regarding the use of the Access to Information Law in Brazil. The chatbot will make tasks related to the elaboration of access to information requests more accessible, lead to an increase in the use of the Law and fundamentally, improve the quality of responses from public bodies.

Red de Innovación Local presented the project ” Local Innovators Contest, 5th edition: Collaborative Communities” which seeks to mobilize and accompany public leaders, citizens and social entrepreneurs through a virtual Marketplace platform that will give greater visibility to their projects and connect them with potential investors.

Red Uruguaya de ONGs Ambientalistas presented the project ” Environmental Monitoring Platform, facilitating dialogue between citizens and environmental management agencies, promoting data transparency and accountability”, which seeks to promote the monitoring of environmental problems by citizens and a fluid exchange with the institutions responsible for environmental management and control.  

We would like to thank all the organizations that showed interest in the call and submitted proposals in this new edition of the fund!