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Getting to know ICF grantees working on Food Security in BCS

Getting to know ICF grantees working on Food Security in BCS

To support this ambitious “re-emergence,” ICF has been rapidly building the capacity of the BCS Food Security Alliance, an initiative we have been incubating over the last 7 years to increase access to fresh, healthy food, improve community health and resilience, and promote sustainable local food production. The Alianza para la Seguridad Alimentaria de BCS (ASA) is positioned to be hub for united action, creative, long-term solutions, research and support for “cultivating health food systems.”

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“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste (DAN)

“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste (DAN)

Defensa Ambiental Noroeste (DAN) es una organización constituída de abogados de interés público dedicados a la protección ambiental. La misión de DAN es “salvaguardar la biodiversidad y la calidad de vida garantizando el respeto de los derechos y el cumplimiento de los deberes en materia ambiental a través de la aplicación efectiva de la ley.” DAN logra esto promoviendo la aplicación del marco jurídico mexicano e internacional. DAN también proporciona asesoría legal para comunidades, individuos y organizaciones para fortalecer sus estrategias para la conservación de la biodiversidad y el patrimonio natural.

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This is About Humanity: Update of COVID-19 Efforts

This is About Humanity: Update of COVID-19 Efforts

Over the course of the past two years, through a series of dinners, conversations, and campaigns, This is About Humanity (TIAH) has raised close to $1 million for vulnerable communities at the border. When COVID-19 hit, TIAH rapidly pivoted to continue supporting communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Restricted movement of people across the border, and even more limited opportunities to request asylum required innovative formats for continued engagement and support. As a result, TIAH structured a series of creative cross border matching grant campaigns during the pandemic to provide support to these vulnerable communities.

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“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C.

“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C.

Cabo Pulmo is home to the only coral reef in the entire Gulf of California. Because of this, ACCP sees this topic as critically important and therefore participates in the region’s Coral Restoration project. ACCP’s efforts, however, are not only focused on protecting marine life, but also its residents and visitors. For example, one of their projects focuses on ocean water quality monitoring, with the goal of guaranteeing that local beaches are suitable for recreational use.

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“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Red de Observadores Ciudadanos, A.C.

“Friends of” Funds Spotlight – Red de Observadores Ciudadanos, A.C.

Tanto en el mar como en la tierra existen lugares ecológicamente valiosos—lugares productivos, de alta biodiversidad, con hábitats críticos para especies vulnerables y que aportan servicios ambientales a la gente. Desafortunadamente, estos lugares frecuentemente son degradados debido al desarrollo humano, la extracción de recursos y la contaminación.

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ICF’s Friends of Funds Spotlight: Pelagios Kakunjá, A.C.

ICF’s Friends of Funds Spotlight: Pelagios Kakunjá, A.C.

Pelagios Kakunjá works to understand the ecology and behaviour of marine predators, gathering and publishing information that helps create targeted conservation strategies. For example, their work on the critically endangered scalloped hammerhead in the Gulf of California…

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Fundación El Peñón’s COVID-19 Response

Fundación El Peñón’s COVID-19 Response

Fundación El Peñón is an educational Institution with more than 50 years of experience, focused on the training of high school and high school youth… the pandemic has brought about a series of very profound physical and technological changes, which will force the school facilities to transform on the fly and in a very short time.

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