a one day symposium on social innovations organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
The Experiences in Social Innovation project is developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since 2004.It aims at identifying, analyzing and disseminating innovative social development initiatives that contribute to the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals.
This approach is developed in the areas of community health, basic education, youth, nutrition, income generation, rural development, social responsibility and volunteerism. Gender mainstreaming and environmental sustainability are considered elements of central importance. The identification was accomplished through a regional contest, included remote areas. To the date we have carried out five cycles in which 4.800 initiatives of 20 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have been presented. Its fifth edition was completed in December 2009.
This symposium will present five selected projects that have demonstrated community participation, innovativation, cost-efficiency, sustainability over time, and that have proved to be easy to replicate and be successful. They come from Belize, Brazil, Haiti and Peru and have solved problems of corruption, health, income-generation and domestic violence.
The success stories that will be examined during the seminar Social Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean are:
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Cost: Free. Registration Required
Refreshments and lunch provided. Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
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