Empowering civil society through innovation and collaboration.

DIA is a regional initiative launched to foster innovation and empower new generations through access to state-of-the-art technology training, collaboration spaces, specialized curricula, mentorship and financial resources for social and economic ventures.

Program purpose | DIA seeks to inspire innovators, entrepreneurs, civil society, and public officials to develop solutions that generate livelihood opportunities, economic development, and good governance.

Participants Profile

Social Innovators
Risk Takers
Entrepreneurs
Public Officials and Civil Society Organizations

Offerings

  • Technical Training in Open Government and Open Data Principles
  • Ideathon Challenges
  • Advanced technology tools such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Arduinos, VR, etc.
  • Canvas Business Model
  • Development of Collaboration Networks
  • Coaching, Incubation and Mentorships
  • Pitch Tank Competitions for seed funding
  • Methodologies to launch innovation laboratories
  • DIA Innovation and Creativity Courses

Where

DIA Program presence
Belize
Colombia
Costa Rica
Jamaica
Mexico
Panamá
The DIA Program has trained + 3,590 youth, government officials, private sector entities, civil society organizations, among others. Likewise, through the DIA program, 575 innovation projects have been created and 152 received seed funding.

Projects

Urban Labs for Youth Innovation
Jamaica
Project under implementation
Promoting an Open Government Ecosystem in Belize
Belize
Project under implementation
From an Open Government to an Open State in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Project under implementation
Empowering Innovation and Citizen Collaboration through public data in Panama
Panamá
Project under implementation
Peace Laboratory and Peacebuilding Localities
Colombia
Project completed
Innovation Lab for Peace
Colombia
Project completed
Inclusive Innovation Lab in Mexico
Mexico
Project completed