The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life.
A 180-degree view of the brand new amphitheatre and basketball court in Delmas 32, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It's part of PADF’s Urban Project for Participatory Development program (PRODEPUR), financed by the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank in partnership with Haiti’s Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD).
La Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo (PADF, por sus siglas en inglés) la República de China (Taiwán) anuncian un nuevo proyecto de gestión de riesgo que beneficiará a miles de personas viviendo en comunidades vulnerables en laderas urbanas de Guatemala. Financiado por la República de China (Taiwán), el proyecto “Yo Me Preparo” beneficiará a 5.000 personas en la municipalidad de Mixco, Guatemala.
Thousands of residents of coastal Belize are better prepared for extreme weather and the effects of climate change after a yearlong program funded by Taiwan and implemented by PADF. Through the Community Preparedness and Resilience initiative, launched in July 2015, PADF assisted over 14,000 residents of Belize’s Stann Creek District in preparing for and responding to disasters.
PADF’s immediate response will target the hardest hit communities in southwest Haiti including Aquin, Saint Louis du Sud, Cavaillon, Cayes, Torbeck, Camp-Perrin, Maniche and Jérémie. To date, PADF has delivered emergency food kits and water purification tablets to families in Cavaillon, Chantal, Saint Jean, Saint Louis and Maniche.
In the days following the hurricane, thousands of people will need emergency relief supplies and access to clean water and sanitation in order to prevent the outbreak of bacterial diseases like cholera and water-borne illnesses. Logistics support, including transportation and the clearing of roadways, will also be an urgent priority. PADF plans to conduct a needs assessment as soon as conditions improve on the ground. This will inform both the emergency response for immediate priority needs and plans for medium- to long-term recovery.
Despite a population of just 1.3 million, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has more than 100 gangs. It also has the tenth highest murder rate in the world, according to the United Nations. PADF is partnering with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to prevent crime before it happens through community outreach. The Resistance and Prevention Program, or RAPP, is active in Trinidad, The Bahamas and Suriname. © The Pan American Development Foundation www.padf.org
The Pan American Development Foundation through its Resistance and Prevention Program has organised a five day workshop to train local facilitators on effective crime prevention strategies. Members of the Judiciary, which include Magistrates, Police Officers, Prisons Officers, Defence Force Personnel, School Supervisors, Youth Development Officers and Personnel from the Office of Law Enforcement Policy will be participating in the workshop.
On #WorldHumanitarianDay, we send a special thank you to our amazing staff working in the field. Each year hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions cause extensive damage in Latin America and the Caribbean. PADF works with communities, governments, and private sector partners to mitigate the impact of these events, respond to emergencies when they occur and carry out disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction programs to help communities recover.
On International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we recognize the importance and of Afro-descendants and indigenous people across the Americas. PADF understand the challenges these communities face and uses innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of local organizations in order to fight discrimination, protect human rights, advocate and enhance participation in the democratic process.
Myrtha Vilbon, the owner of Glory Industries, shows off the first company to manufacture toilet paper in Haiti. She’ll be among four Haitian entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurial Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with President Barack Obama. (Jacqueline Charles | email@example.com)
A medida que Guatemala se enfrenta a su peor sequía en décadas, la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo (PADF, por sus siglas en inglés), el brazo de desarrollo de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), está ayudando a miles de agricultores en el Corredor Seco para hacer frente a la sequía recurrente y combatir la inseguridad alimentaria a través de un nuevo programa financiado por la Oficina de Asistencia para Desastres en el Extranjero de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID/OFDA)