Project Partners

In addition to coordination by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the implementing agency and of CATIE in charge of the forestry sector, the project has the following partners:

Bariloche Foundation, Argentina: energy sector

The Bariloche Foundation (Fundación Bariloche), founded in 1963, is a private nonprofit organization with headquarters in Argentina. This institution develops an extensive program of studies related to human and social development, particularly in relation to the environment, energy and urban development and extends its activities into areas of basic and applied research on topics of national and regional interest. It currently has four departments: Energy, Philosophy, Integrated Policies and Development, and Environment and Development.

The Department of Energy has extensive experience in development of research and implementation of technical assistance, training and dissemination on energy policies and strategies in Latin America.

The Bariloche Foundation is the project’s implementing agency for activities related to the energy sector of the project Mechanisms and Networks for Technology Transfer Related to Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean, which seeks to promote development and transfer of low-emission technologies in the region, with the ultimate purpose of reducing emission of gases.

World Resources Institute (WRI) through the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities: transportation sector

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Global research and local experience in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to foster actions that improve the lives of millions of people.

Based on a long tradition of global and local experience in urban planning and mobility, WRI Sustainable Cities uses proven solutions and tools for action oriented to increasing energy construction and efficiency, managing water risks, promoting effective governance and making the rapid and growing urban environment more resilient to new challenges.

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable  Cities is the project’s implementing agency for activities related to transportation; its technical cooperation seeks to promote the development and transfer of low-emission technologies in the region, having as its ultimate goal the global reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria-Fontagro): agricultural sector

FONTAGRO is a unique regional cooperation mechanism that promotes family farming innovation, competitiveness, and food security. Established in 1998, FONTAGRO has fifteen member countries which have contributed with a capital of $100 million. FONTAGRO is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Its Technical Administrative Secretariat is based at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C.

So far, FONTAGRO has co-financed 108 projects and initiatives in its member countries for an approximate amount of $88,7 million, including contributions from other sources of funding and excuting agencies. Its member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

FONTAGRO is currently executing the agricultural component of the GEF project, with specific goals in strengthening technology networks and centers, developing pilot technology transfer mechanisms, and leveraging private and public investments.

National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático-INECC), Mexico: development of policies and national capacities.