The next Thursday and Friday, the University Center for Economic and Administrative Sciences CUCEA will held the meeting point for 500 leaders of major networks of organizations belonging to the third sector of the country and state, as well as representatives of some government agencies such as the National Development Institute social (Indesol), who will participate in the First Meeting of Liaison with Civil Society Organizations. "Strengthening and training for obtaining funds from the federal government," the teacher Oscar Felipe García, coordinator of the International Program for Social Innovation, at the university campus.
The third sector organizations collaborate in addressing various social problems: some who work with seniors, homeless, violence and addictions. Invitation will be made public and formal manner during this meeting to consolidate a Social Innovation Network Consortium. The plan is that the 500 participating organizations, plus some of South America, Central America, and even some Asian and European integrate.
The meeting is organized by the Indesol, the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL), the Jalisco Institute of Social Assistance (IJAS) and CUCEA, through the International Program on Social Innovation, which aims to encourage and promote the development of initiatives to solve social problems.
He stressed that Mexico has not given sufficient importance to the issue of social innovation, which is to apply ingenuity and scientific research for solving social problems. "Knowledge of social scientists should not stay in a library he said, must be translated into actions, policies, programs and projects to help overcome them." He added that in this regard, it is necessary to integrate academia, social organizations and the state, which has been pushing CUCEA.
Through the International Program for Social Innovation, this site caters to representatives of third sector organizations to help them formulate work plans, projects and create treatment models. In total, thanks to the program, around 80 organizations focused on human rights, to work against violence and in favor of the family and migrants, have been consolidated and formalized for a period of three years. Many began as a small group of people focused on humanitarian aid, but did not formally.
Within the meeting, on Thursday will be a meeting in which representatives of different federal agencies will discuss policies and programs prepared for the next three years, focusing on social nonprofit organizations, and workshops will be held on Friday, representatives of the organizations so that they develop and submit their projects properly and may have access to support and resources provided by the federal government.
Text: Martha Eva Loera
Photo: Adriana Gonzalez