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AVINA is a foundation that works together with civil society and business leaders. It tries to represent a new conception of philanthropy, combining the objectives of nonprofit activities with methods and tools belonging to the business sector.

AVINA teams up with leaders in its initiatives towards sustainable development in Latin America, in diverse areas such as citizen participation and development of community organizations, effective management of natural resources; communication, and formal and non-formal educational programs. It also endorses projects that promote innovative economic activities, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, corporate social responsibility and eco-efficiency (to add value to goods and services using fewer resources while producing less waste and contamination).

AVINA works with its partners in a spirit of commitment and joint venture. It shares with them its experience in establishing attainable goals, and it helps them to better focus their programs. It may contribute financially to their initiatives, often over several years, and help them to raise additional funding. It also brings together civil society and entrepreneurial leaders in order to establish new forms of association between both sectors of society.

Address : Avina Foundation P.O. Box 0832-0390 WTC
Panama City, Panama
Phone: (+507) 208 9430

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

Address : 1611 Conn. Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 293-5380
Fax: (202) 588-1356
Email: cepr AT


Derechos Human Rights is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights all over the world. Their work consists of educating the public about human rights and human rights violations; investigating human rights abuses, including their causes, development and consequences; contributing to the development of international and national human rights law and the rule of law; preserving the memory of the victims of human rights violations and fighting against the impunity of human rights violators; and carrying out hands-on projects of assistance to human rights NGOs, activists and victims of human rights or humanitarian law violations. Derechos provides free websites for legitimate human rights NGOs from around the world. Sites are designed, programmed and updated for free, and hosted in one of their three domains. Derechos also provides legal support to human rights organizations.

Address: Derechos - Representative in Spain, Equipo Nizkor, Apartado de Correo 156037 , Madrid - SPAIN
Phone: (34) 91-526-7502
Fax: +34.91.526.7515
Email: hr AT

Latin American Information Agency (ALAI)

ALAI is a communications organization, working since 1977. It is committed to the full respect of human rights, gender equality and people’s participation in development and policy making in Latin America and views the struggle for the democratisation of communication as a basic prerequisite for democratic society and social justice. The agency offers resources and information services, produces publications, including the monthly magazine America Latina en movimiento, and helps to coordinate and network groups.

Address: Casilla 17-12-877, Quito - ECUADOR
Phone: : (593 2) 2505074
Fax: (593 2) 2505073
Email: info AT

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