Empowering civil society through innovation and collaboration.

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

 

 

Program purpose | DIA seeks to strengthen local capabilities, generate collaboration networks, identify and finance disruptive ideas and ventures aimed at solving economic and social challenges of communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Participants Profile

Social Innovators
Risk Takers
Entrepreneurs
Public Officials and Civil Society Organizations

Offerings

  • Advanced technology tools such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Arduinos, VR, etc.
  • Technical Training in Open Government and Open Data Principles
  • Ideathon Challenges
  • 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
Trinidad & Tobago
Panamá
República Dominicana
Since 2016, DIA has impacted over 6,484 young people and representatives from diverse sectors of society. Over 1,126 participants have developed innovation projects, of which 142 have received seed funding.

Projects

DIA Dominican Republic Innovation Lab
República Dominicana
Project under implementation
Implementation of the Inter-American Open Data Program to Prevent and Fight Corruption (PIDA) in Panama
Panamá
Project under implementation
Unleashing the Potential of Jamaican Youth through Empowerment & Training (JET)
Jamaica
Project under implementation
Innovation and Civic Technologies for Increased Transparency in Government Services
Costa Rica
Project under implementation
Urban Lab for Youth Innovation in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Project under implementation
Urban Labs for Youth Innovation in Jamaica
Jamaica
Project under implementation
N.C.B. ICON Lab
Jamaica
Project under implementation
Improving Municipal Government Services through Innovation and Local Networks
Costa Rica
Project completed
Promoting an Open Government Ecosystem in Belize
Belize
Project completed
Transformation to an Open Public Administration
Belize
Project completed
Empowering Innovation and Citizen Collaboration through public data in Panama
Panamá
Project completed
From an Open Government to an Open State in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Project completed
Inclusive Innovation Lab in Mexico
Mexico
Project completed
Innovation Lab for Peace
Colombia
Project completed
Peace Laboratory and Peacebuilding Localities
Colombia
Project completed