Awardees

Meet the BetterTogether Challenge awardees!

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have announced fourth rounds of winners, working on transformative approaches to support Venezuelans and their host communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.


USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million in Awards to support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality, and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities.
April 6, 2021.

Voices of Venezuela

Country: Colombia
Focus Area:
People
Funding Tier:
1 (Ideas)


Access to Clean Water 

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Services
Funding Tier:
1 (Ideas)


Premise Data

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Services
Funding Tier:
4 (Validation)


Water Purification Prototype

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Services
Funding Tier:
1 (Ideas)

Migraflix

Project: Roots in the Kitchen
Country:
Brazil, Colombia, and Peru
Focus Area:
Productivity
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)

Nanas & Amas

Project: LoopCountry: Peru
Focus Area:
Finance
Funding Tier:
2 (Prototype)

Democracy International

Project: WELCOMECountry: Trinidad and Tobago
Focus Area:
People
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)

Youth and Entrepreneurship

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Productivity
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)

Enhancing Connectivity in Venezuela

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Services
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)

Agroforestry in Venezuela

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Agriculture, Indigenous Community Sustainability and Relations
Funding Tier:
2 (Prototype)


Cáritas Brasileira

Project: Migrasegura (Safe Migration)Country: Brazil and Ecuador
Focus Area:
People
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)


International Rescue Committee

Project: Safe to Learn and Thrive TogetherCountry: Colombia
Focus Area:
Youth Education and Safety
Funding Tier:
3 (Validation)


Instituto Terroa

Project: Young ChangemakersCountry: Brazil
Focus Area:
Education
Funding Tier:
2 (Prototype)


Training and Production Center in Venezuela

Country: Venezuela
Focus Area:
Communities and relationship and network management
Funding Tier:
2 (Prototype)


A Casa
Project Title:
Structuring an innovative handicraft value chain for the Warao's indigenous population

Country of Implementation:
Brazil

Focus Area:
Indigenous Populations, Entrepreneurship

Funder:
IDB

Funding Tier:
 
Tier 2 (Prototype)

CDI Chile
Project Title:
Data Science Boot Camp for Employability

Country:
Chile

Funder:
USAID

Focus Area:
Workforce Development, Data Job Placement

Funding Tier:
 
Tier 3 (Validation)

Low-Cost Information Services
Country:
Venezuela

Funder:
USAID

Funding Tier:
 
Tier 1 (Ideas)

2811
Project Title:
Hola America

Country of Implementation:
Chile and Argentina

Funder
: IDB

Focus Area:
Workforce Development, Data Job Placement

Funding Tier:
Tier 3 (Validation)

Reliable Financial Services
Country:
Colombia

Funding:
 
IDB and USAID

Focus Area:
 
Finance

Funding Tier:
 
Tier 4 (Scaling)

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

Project Title: The Power Scale Seeks Balance: engaging men to reduce violence
Country: Panama
Funder: USAID GenDev
Focus Area:
Gender-based violence / Services
Funding Tier: Tier 2 (Prototype)

Incluyeme.com Inc

Project Title: Juntos a la Par
Country: Argentina and Chile

Funder: IDB
Focus Area:
Economic Growth
Funding Tier: Tier 2 (Prototype)

Needslist

Project Title: Red Recuperacion
Country: Peru
Funder: USAID
Focus Area:
People, Community & Relationship Building
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad and Tobago

Project Title: GBV Bilingual Hotline
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Funder:
USAID GenDev
Focus Area:
Gender-based violence / Services
Funding Tier: 
Tier 2 (Prototype)

Sesame Workshop

Project Title: Helping Children Reach their Full Potential
Country: Peru
Funder: USAID
Focus Area:
Education
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

Together WI Foundation

Project Title: Spool
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Funder: IDB
Focus Area:
Women / Gender
Funding Tier: Tier 2 (Prototype)

Venezuela Awards

Country: Venezuela
Funder: USAID

Banesco

Project Title: Proyecto Emprendedores
Organization: Banesco
Country: Panama
Funder: IDB
Focus Area:
Entrepreneurship
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

CODEIS

Project Title: World Change Makers Academy
Organization: Corporación para el Desarrollo de Emprendimiento y la Innovación Social (CODEIS)
Country: Ecuador and Peru
Funder: IDB Lab
Focus Area:
Productivity and entrepreneurship
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

International Youth Foundation

Project Title: Conectadas 4.0
Organization: International Youth Foundation
Country: Panama
Funder: USAID
Focus Area:
Women’s Economic Empowerment
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

Las Reinas Pepiadas

Project Title: Historias de mujeres - apoyo a migrantes venezolanas en Ecuador
Organization: Las Reinas Pepiadas
Country: Ecuador
Funder: IDB
Focus Area:
Women’s Economic Empowerment
Funding Tier: Tier 2 (Prototype)

NCC Migrants Support Platform

Project Title: NCC Migrants Support Platform
Organization: National Coordination Coalition (NCC)
Country: Guyana
Funder: USAID and IDB
Focus Area:
Community and Relationships Building
Funding Tier: Tier 2 (Prototype)

Scalabrini International Migration Network

Project Title: Employment, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for Venezuelans (EESIV)
Organization: Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN)
Country: Brazil
Funder: USAID
Focus Area:
Women’s Economic Empowerment
Funding Tier: Tier 3 (Validation)

The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale forward-thinking solutions from anywhere in the world to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the regional crisis. BetterTogether is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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