We received a total of 229 proposals from 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. From RACI, we are very pleased as this number implies a great interest from the organizations to find innovative and creative solutions, by implementing projects within the following categories: Enabling Space Promotion, Democracy and Citizen Participation, Diversity and Inclusion, and Transparency and Accountability.
The projects were evaluated using the same rating system, analyzing the following categories: organization profile, project feasibility, thoroughness, impact and budget analysis.
Once the project evaluations were completed, the 3 organizations selected to receive USD 10,000 each were:
- 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 would like to wish the winning organizations every success in the implementation of their projects and thank all the organizations that showed interest in the call for proposals and submitted proposals in this new edition of the fund!