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Farewell from the BetterTogether Challenge Team
…and it’s a wrap! As the USAID-supported BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge solver efforts come to an end, we would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our innovators for their wonderful work to improve the lives of thousands of Venezuelans and their host communities impacted by the regional crisis.
Since its launch in late 2019, the BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge has supported 32 innovators working across 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including inside Venezuela. These innovators were selected for their commitment to empowering Venezuelans for a more inclusive and self-reliant future. In just a year and a half of implementation, our innovators have impacted more than half a million people —including migrants, their families, and host communities— through education, economic growth, gender equality, and food security, helping them become more resilient to the challenges faced by migrant populations —such as risk of violence, lack of employment opportunities, language barriers, xenophobia, etc.
To support the closing of the USAID Challenge grantees, and transition to IDB-supported ones, we will be holding a final online event this month on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00am EST. It will showcase the impact of a select group of Challenge innovators to date, supporting opportunities for future investment and expansion of funding. Please stay tuned to our social media channels and website for more information on how to register to attend the event.
Although we bid adieu for now, we invite you to keep your eye on 👉USAID’s @GlobalDevLab and @USAIDLAC channels starting in March 2022, for future USAID-supported efforts, as we continue to promote breakthrough solutions that tackle the world's most intractable developmental challenges. Give us a follow and stay tuned!
For any final questions, comments, or just to say hasta luego, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: Virtual Meeting
October 20, 2020
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Addressing the Venezuela Migration Crisis with Innovation
An online event hosted by Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), We celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the BetterTogether Challenge, announced new awardees, and showcased three of the Challenge-funded innovative solutions to the Venezuelan regional crisis: Premise Data, Migraflix and Cáritas Brasileira.
May 28, 2020
Webinar: Juntos É Melhor
Webinar in Portuguese to learn more about the situation of Venezuelan migrants in Brazil and how innovation can contribute to solving their needs and those of the host communities. Thanks to AVINA Foundation for their support.
Webinar realizado em português para conhecer mais a situação migratória dos venezuelanos no Brasil, e como a inovação pode contribuir para solucionar suas necessidades e as das comunidades anfitriãs. Agradecemos à Fundação AVINA pelo apoio. Seminario online realizado en portugués para conocer más sobre la situación migratoria de venezolanos en Brasil y cómo la innovación puede contribuir a resolver sus necesidades y las de las comunidades receptoras. Gracias a la Fundación AVINA por su apoyo.
April 29, 2020
Webinar: Venezuelan Migration in Colombia
We invited two Colombian expert researchers to discuss the current situation of Venezuelan migration in Colombia. Watch the full webinar video and learn more about how you can get involved to become part of the solution. Thank you to #SayaraInternational for helping us organize this event, and special thanks to the experts William Mejía Ochoa and Eduardo Restrepo for their time .#JuntosVE #TogetherVE
Webinar: Drafting a Successful Proposal
Want to learn how to develop and submit your proposal? In this webinar, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process, so you can be one step closer to receiving funding.
To submit your application and learn more about the BetterTogether Challenge, visit our website: www.JuntosEsMejorVE.org
Webinar: English Q&A Webinar for Applicants
The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions from anywhere in the world to improve the lives of Venezuelans and communities hosting them across Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.JuntosEsMejorVE.org.
Event: BetterTogether Launch Event
October 21, 2019
BetterTogether Launch Event
USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank launched the Better Together Challenge in Miami, Florida on October 21, 2019. The speakers included:
- Mark B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University
- Alexis Bonnell, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID
- Mario Diaz-Balart*, U.S. House of Representatives
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. House of Representatives
- Ted Deutch, U.S. House of Representatives
- Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, U.S. House of Representatives
- Carlos Vecchio, Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S.
- John Barsa, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID
- Irene Arias Hofman, Chief Executive Officer of the IDB Lab, Inter-American Development Bank
- Veronica Ruiz del Vizo, Chief Executive Officer, Mashup Interactive Agency
The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions to support Venezuelans and communities hosting them across Latin America and the Caribbean.