Project funded under FP7
Contract number: 217190
Instrument: CSA (Support)
Social innovation contest in Latin America and the Caribbean
The "Experiences in Social Innovation" contest organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation goes into its fifth round (cycle 2008-2009) with 418 projects submitted. This brings the total number of applicants to the contest over the past five years to 4,800.
The Experiences in Social Innovation contest identifies innovative social development initiatives in order to learn from them, publicly acknowledge them and make their experiences known. By doing this and promoting their replication, they contribute to improve practices and social policies in benefit of the poorest population in the region and advance the Millennium Development Goals, even in the midst of today's global economic crisis.
The competition focuses on innovative initiatives in eight areas: community health, primary education, youth programmes, income generation, corporate social responsibility, volunteer work, rural/agricultural development and food security/nutrition.
In November this year the next Social Innovation Fair will take place in
For more information on the contest visit: www.cepal.org/dds/Innovacionsocial/portada_i.htm