Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée released the Evaluation Report of the Initiative La Red de Innovación e Impacto carried out during the years 2013-2017 executed with funding from the U.S. Department of State. This evaluation gives evidence that the initiative has been relevant and highly satisfactory in its entirety.
The evaluation findings demonstrate that the Program was relevant and highly satisfactory overall, and most of the expectations set out during planning and design were achieved. The USD 500,000 grant to each of the four selected projects of the Innovation Challenge and the USD 80,000 grant to each of the eight awardees of La Red de Innovación e Impacto provided these organizations a vital boost to grow their innovative projects, enhancing their ability to expand and/or replicate their solutions in other countries and contexts.
To know more about the results, download the Program Evaluation Report here: http://www.wec.org/la-red-program-level-evaluation-2013-2017
Rolando Chamy, Director of the Center of Biotechnology of Curauma (Chile) and Ronald Fonseca, Director of the Cleaner Production Center of Nicaragua, joined together to facilitate training workshops in Nicaragua about "Measurement of Carbon Footprint".
More companies are interested in applying the Carbon Footprint quantification to become environmentally friendly.
"The Carbon Footprint shows how a company measures its emissions of greenhouse gases while mitigating them to move towards productivity and sustainability with the environment" by Rolando Chamy.
Power to Grow: The Innovation Challenge Fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto launched by U.S. Department of State.
Innovation Challenge to Empower Central American Micro-Enterprises. Power to Grow is a search to discover and reward organizations that are empowering micro-enterprises in Central America.
Awardees will each receive a comprehensive support package, up to $43,000 to promote their solution, and partnership with a current member organization of La Red de Innovación e Impacto. Working together, the awardee and La Red member will leverage shared experience and knowledge, benefit from cross-sector collaboration, and forge a coalition to empower micro-enterprises.
The selected organizations will be announced by the end of July. Visit powertogrow.wec.org to know more about this challenge.
Free Online Brown Bag Sustainability Webinars organized by Earthshift Global
Accelerating Sustainable Economic Growth, Innovation and Job Creation Opportunities While Building Capacity of Organizations. A Review of Results Achieved by the Innovation Challenge and La Red de Innovación e Impacto.
Webinar- April 26th, 2018 - Elodie C. Roy, Consultant- Results-based Management, Monitoring and Evaluation: "Accelerating sustainable economic growth, innovation and job creation opportunities while building capacity of organizations. A Review of Results Achieved by the Innovation Challenge and La Red de Innovación e Impacto". View recording here: https://youtu.be/GPj8luGZCfQ
29 - 30 de october, 2018 - Power to grow Ceremony awardees and La Red Summit - Antigua, Guatemala.
25 - 28 de october, 2018 - First Community-based Tourism Centro America Encounter organized by Travolution - Antigua, Guatemala.
July, 2018 - Power to Grow Challenge winners will be announced.