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N.C.B. ICON Lab Empowers 315 Jamaican Youth

2022/04/18

After two years of mostly virtual facilitation, the N.C.B. ICON Lab held a hybrid event to announce the reopening of its facilities. This event recognized the successful implementation and achievements of 2021, and took the opportunity to celebrate the graduation of a group of 92 innovative Jamaican young minds, who recently completed the Lab’s 40-hour training program.

Jamaica

The Trust for the Americas y Microsoft, acercan la tecnología y la programación a niñas y mujeres jóvenes de México y Centroamérica

2022/03/31

Con el objetivo de promover el interés de niñas y adolescentes en las áreas de ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés), se llevó a cabo el encuentro “Creando Comunidad con Talleres de Microsoft” organizado por Microsoft Filantropía, para que niñas y adolescentes de la zona sur de México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Costa Rica aprendan y generen redes que permitan complementarse, además de acercarlas al mundo de la programación.

Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Mexico

New Innovation Lab for Youth in Belize

2022/03/30

In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, The Trust for The Americas, an NGO affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS), will launch an Innovation Lab for youth in Belize City. The Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) program will train and empower over 300 Belizeans, foster multi-stakeholder collaboration, and support a long-term process to spur innovative ideas.

Belize

REPRESENTANTES DE MICROSOFT Y PARTNERSHIP FOR CENTRAL AMERICA VISITAN EL CENTRO POETA TELETÓN EN TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS.

2022/03/18

Representantes y miembros del Partnership for Central America (PCA), una coalición de organizaciones del sector privado que movilizan inversiones a largo plazo para promover oportunidades económicas en Centroamérica, visitaron el Centro POETA de The Trust for the Americas en Teletón Honduras. La Franquicia Social POETA une a organizaciones en América Latina que trabajan en promover la inclusión social y la generación de oportunidades económicas.

Honduras

Fundación AES Dominicana y The Trust for the Americas apoyan a emprendedores de Boca Chica, La Caleta y Los Mina

2022/03/01

Junto con la Fundación AES Dominicana, implementamos el proyecto “Potenciando el Emprendimiento Innovador" en Boca Chica, La Caleta y Los Mina.

República Dominicana

Jamaican Entrepreneurs Receive Funding at N.C.B. Icon Lab’s First Pitch Tank Competition

2022/02/28

To foster an entrepreneurial mindset and advance economic opportunities for Jamaican youth, the NCB I.C.O.N. Lab held its first Pitch Tank Competition. This space provided 19 innovative minds with the opportunity to present their creative ideas to a panel of judges, in the hope of receiving up to USD 1,000 in seed funding to take their ventures to the next level.

Jamaica

First DIA Lab In The Dominican Republic Has a Local Partner for Implementation

2022/02/28

The Trust for the Americas, through its Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) Program, and in partnership with the Citi Foundation, has selected ADASEC Dominicana as the organization that will implement the new DIA Innovation Lab in the Dominican Republic. This will be the third lab launched in the Caribbean, thanks to this collaboration.

República Dominicana

Emprendedores colombianos y venezolanos vulnerables fortalecen sus habilidades digitales, gracias a un acuerdo entre la Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA y The Trust for the Americas

2022/02/18

A través del programa “Emprendimientos Productivos para la Paz –Empropaz-“, liderado por Bancamía, entidad de la Fundación Microfinanzas BBVA (FMBBVA), en alianza con USAID, cientos de beneficiarios ya están recibiendo formación virtual para digitalizar sus negocios.

Colombia

THE TRUST FOR THE AMERICAS AND FORTINET TEAM UP TO INCREASE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING

2021/12/13

The Trust for the Americas has partnered with Fortinet®, a global leader in comprehensive, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, to reduce the gap of trained professionals in the cybersecurity industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, by offering Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) courses at The Trust’s DIA Innovation Labs. The alliance will provide DIA Lab participants with training in four key areas: AI-Driven Security Operations, Dynamic Cloud Security, Security Driven Networking, and Zero Trust Network Access.

Jamaica - Trinidad & Tobago

Mercado Libre is recognized with The Trust for the Americas/OAS 2021 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award

2021/12/03

Mercado Libre was selected as the winner of the 2021 CCA Award for its efforts to promote digital transformation, employment creation, financial inclusion, and economic growth. They did this with the least possible environmental impact. Instituto Natura and Fundación ManpowerGroup received honorable mentions for their work in the region.

Argentina - Estados Unidos

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