Red Impacto

ENGLISH VERSION

Red de Impacto LATAM Joins as a Networking Partner for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship 

January 2023. IREX, a global organization dedicated to supporting international development and education, has joined forces with Red de Impacto LATAM to support engagement with alumni of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship. IREX will partner with the Red de Impacto LATAM to provide YLAI Exchange Alumni access to the regional impact ecosystem, exposure to new knowledge, potential partnerships and funding opportunities, events, and introductions to more than 150 impact entrepreneurship support organizations that are part of the Red de Impacto LATAM. 

As part of the collaboration, Red de Impacto LATAM is excited to highlight several activities: 

  • Red de Impacto network members will lead monthly in-person meet-ups throughout Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean! These networking meet-ups will convene YLAI Alumni, purpose-oriented entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial support organizations, and other actors interested in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of each country.  
  • Red de Impacto in-person break-out events! Red de Impacto plans to execute two events in parallel with major member-led events of the entrepreneurial sector in Latin America:  CLIIQ in Ecuador and FLII in Mexico. 
  • Red de Impacto virtual sessions! These events will combine educational content with networking and explore important entrepreneurial topics such as fundraising, partnership development, founder well-being, and team management. 

 The engagement between the YLAI alumni and Red de Impacto LATAM communities represents a great opportunity to create new connections and alliances within the LATAM and Caribbean entrepreneurial landscape to further the region’s socioeconomic development and environmental regeneration. These activities will launch in the coming months and IREX and Red de Impacto will publicize opportunities for involvement and participation to the community.  

About YLAI: The YLAI Fellowship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by IREX. Launched in 2015, YLAI is the Department of State’s flagship program to empower emerging entrepreneurs from the Western Hemisphere with the training, tools, networks, and resources needed to strengthen economic and social development across the region.  In addition to the yearly fellowship program, YLAI offers an active online network that provides young leaders throughout the Americas with opportunities to collaborate and further their professional development.  For more information on the YLAI Fellowship or the free YLAI network, please visit https://ylai.state.gov/. 

About IREX: IREX is a global development and education organization. IREX strives for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With an annual portfolio of nearly $90 million and more than 500 staff worldwide, IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. 

About Red de Impacto LATAM: Network of Impact Entrepreneurship Support Organizations (IESO) dedicated to socioeconomic and environmental regeneration in Latin America.  It was born in 2020 as a response to the effects of covid 19 to coordinate and align efforts to support small businesses and entrepreneurs. Currently, there are more than 150 member organizations from more than 25 countries in different Latin American countries. 

For press inquiries on the YLAI Fellowship, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at [email protected]. 

 SPANISH VERSION 

Enero 2023. IREX, una organización global dedicada a apoyar el desarrollo y la educación internacional, ha unido fuerzas con Red de Impacto LATAM para apoyar el compromiso con los ex alumnos de de la Iniciativa Jóvenes Líderes de las Américas (YLAI). IREX se asociará con la Red de Impacto LATAM para proporcionar a los ex becarios YLAI acceso al ecosistema de impacto regional, exposición a nuevos conocimientos, posibles asociaciones y oportunidades de financiación, eventos y presentaciones a más de 150 organizaciones de apoyo al emprendimiento de impacto que forman parte de la Red de Impacto LATAM.

Como parte de la colaboración, Red de Impacto LATAM se complace en destacar varias actividades:

  • Los miembros de la Red de Impacto llevarán a cabo reuniones mensuales en persona en Canadá, América Latina y el Caribe. Estos encuentros reunirán a ex alumnos de YLAI, emprendedores, organizaciones de apoyo al emprendimiento y otros actores interesados en el ecosistema emprendedor de cada país.
  • ¡Eventos presenciales de Red de Impacto! Red de Impacto planea realizar dos eventos en paralelo con los principales eventos liderados por miembros del sector emprendedor en América Latina: CLIIQ en Ecuador y FLII en México.
  • ¡Sesiones virtuales de Red de Impacto! Estos eventos combinarán el contenido educativo con la creación de redes y explorarán temas empresariales importantes como la recaudación de fondos, el desarrollo de asociaciones, el bienestar de los fundadores y la gestión de equipos.

El compromiso entre los ex alumnos de YLAI y las comunidades de Red de Impacto LATAM representa una gran oportunidad para crear nuevas conexiones y alianzas dentro del panorama empresarial de LATAM y el Caribe para promover el desarrollo socioeconómico de la región y la regeneración del medio ambiente. Estas actividades se pondrán en marcha en los próximos meses e IREX y la Red de Impacto darán a conocer a la comunidad las oportunidades de implicación y participación.