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DIA Summit 2022: A Space for Youth Empowerment

2022/11/16

In an in-person event at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), The Trust for the Americas through its Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) Program, celebrated the DIA Summit 2022. Under the theme "Global YOUth: youth in the context of the globalized world," the DIA Summit 2022 aimed to facilitate meaningful connections and empowerment of youth through networking opportunities and discussions on cutting-edge topics.

Belize - Jamaica - Trinidad & Tobago - República Dominicana

The JET Project will Train Youth in Relevant Digital Skills to Close the Employability Mismatch in Jamaica

2022/11/14

In an in-person event, The Trust for the Americas with the InterAmerican Development Bank Lab (IDB Lab) celebrated the official launch of the project “Unleashing the Potential of Jamaican Youth through Empowerment & Training,” known as JET.

Jamaica

Jóvenes emprendedores reciben fondos semilla de la Fundación Citi para Proyectos Innovadores de los DIA Labs en República Dominicana

2022/10/04

The Trust for the Americas, junto a su socio local ADASEC y con el apoyo financiero de Citi Foundation, celebraron la primera Competencia Pitch de Proyectos Innovadores de los DIA Labs en República Dominicana. En este encuentro presencial, 14 proyectos se presentaron ante un jurado multidisciplinario, compitiendo así por la posibilidad de ganar fondos semilla con el objetivo de fortalecer e impulsar sus emprendimientos, los cuales buscan dar soluciones a problemáticas locales en torno al desempleo, seguridad ciudadana y cambio climático. Siete de estas iniciativas resultaron ganadoras, por su potencial y factibilidad de implementación en sus comunidades.

República Dominicana

Belizean Entrepreneurs Receive Funding at the DIA Innovation Lab for Youth

2022/08/31

The Trust for the Americas, in partnership with the University of West Indies – Open Campus and the financial support of the United States Embassy in Belmopan, celebrated the first Pitch Tank Competition of 2022 at the DIA Innovation Lab for Youth. The Lab provided 12 disruptive young minds with the opportunity to present innovative business ideas before a panel of judges to compete for seed funding.

Belize

The Trust for the Americas and Humana People to People Belize Sign an Agreement to Empower Youth in Belize

2022/08/11

The Trust for the Americas and Humana People to People Belize (HPPBZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a framework for cooperation between The Trust for the Americas and Humana People to People Belize.

Belize

Young Innovators Graduate at The DIA Lab in Trinidad and Tobago

2022/08/01

The DIA Lab in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the graduation ceremony of 72 young Trinbagonians. The DIA training program seeks to inspire young innovators and entrepreneurs to develop solutions that generate livelihood opportunities and economic development within their communities.

Trinidad & Tobago

Jamaica Entrepreneurs Receive Funding at the DIA Urban Lab for Youth Innovation

2022/06/30

To foster an entrepreneurial mindset for Jamaican youth, The Trust for the Americas in partnership with the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), and Citi Foundation, celebrated the first Pitchtank Competition of 2022 at the DIA Urban Lab. This space provided 15 disruptive minds with the opportunity to present innovative business ideas to a panel of judges in the hopes of receiving USD 1,000 in seed funding to kick-start their ventures.

Jamaica

Citi Foundation And The Trust For The Americas will Benefit 3 Dominican Communities with Innovation Labs

2022/06/23

In a face-to-face event, Citi Foundation, The Trust for the Americas, and ADASEC Dominicana celebrated the official launch of the first DIA Innovation Lab in the Dominican Republic, a collaborative space that will provide the communities of Baní, Bonao, and La Vega access to technology such as computers, 3D printers, and laser cutters; and will train young people in digital, business and labor skills, to contribute to employability and the generation of livelihood opportunities.

República Dominicana

U.S. Embassy in Belize and The Trust for the Americas will train and empower youth with new Innovation Lab

2022/06/08

The UWI Open Campus starts operations of the new DIA Innovation Lab in Belize to benefit youth and their communities while generating livelihood opportunities and promoting good governance in the country.

Belize

Innovation Lab in Trinidad & Tobago Celebrates First Year of Empowering Youth

2022/05/16

After almost a year of primarily virtual facilitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DIA Youth Innovation Lab in Trinidad and Tobago commemorated its first milestone with an on-site event to celebrate its achievements and announce the opening of the Lab's space.

Trinidad & Tobago

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