Since I was a young girl, I knew what I wanted to do with my life as an grown-up: to work for girls and boys so they could develop their full potential.
More than 80,000 people in the Dominican Republic will benefit from over $2.7 million in investment through the Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO) 2015-2016 -supported by international organizations located at City of Knowledge- to reduce the impact of natural hazards by preparing vulnerable populations and strengthening State institutions in disaster risk management issues.
The City of Knowledge Foundation, Plan International and the United Nations System in Panama held at the City Knowledge Convention Center a discussion session on various campaigns for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, within the context of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
More than 90 key people from five Central American countries, representing protection and risk management systems, met recently in Panama. The officials were part of the regional workshop on "Incorporation Project on Humanitarian Protection Principles in Integrated Risk Management".
Plan International –with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge- celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, established by the United Nations every November 25th, to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls.
As part of the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, Plan International -global nonprofit organization with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge- held on Thursday, October 9th, the 3rd Award Ceremony of the photo contest and exhibition "Because I am a Girl".The same took place at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and was attended by Glenda Umaña, featured presenter of CNN in Spanish.
On August 1st, 2014, Mr. Tjipke Bergsma joined the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROA) of Plan International, located at the City of Knowledge, as its Regional Director.
Plan International, with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, and news agency EFE invite all professional and amateur photographers to be part of the 3rd edition of Because I Am A Girl photo contest. The invitation gives a chance for them to share their vision about girls’ life in Latin America, always regarding and respecting their rights and dignity.
This March, the Regional Directors of the Latin American and Caribbean offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), RET-Protecting Through Education, World Vision, Plan International and Save the Children, all with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, have signed the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) on the Resilience of children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean – CORELAC.
In recent days Plan International, with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, made the presentation and panel discussion of the report "Because I am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls 2013: In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters", at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama.
Plan and UNICEF, both with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, called for a greater coordination between education and sectors of disaster risk management at regional, national and local levels, which is necessary for children and adolescents to have better access to education in emergency situations.
International day of the Girls: Plan International is calling on the double risck of girls adolescents in disaster
Plan International and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), both with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in Latin America during emergency situations, and to help children with chronic or acute malnutrition.
Tropical Storm Chantal, the third of the Caribbean hurricane season, will probably arrive at the island of Hispaniola on Wednesday, 10 July, affecting the Dominican Republic and Haiti, both countries where Plan works.
The OEI, Plan International, World Vision, based at the City of Knowledge, and Cartoon Network LA, presented the “Toolkit” against Bullying in an activity held on May 22, 2013.
The research "Because I am a Girl: Situation of girls and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean", by Plan International, an NGO with regional headquarters at the City of Knowledge, identifies the main factors that limit the development of girls and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The report by child rights organisation Plan International, whose regional headquarters are located at the City of Knowledge, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), says a combination of factors have left girls and their families bearing the brunt of fewer resources, reduced access to basic services and less social ‘safety nets.’
The international children’s organization Plan International, with Regional Headquarters for the Americas located at the City of Knowledge, has announced that it is shifting the focus of its work in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti to a recovering and rebuilding mode after a prolonged period of emergency response.
On Children's Day, Plan International, based at the City of Knowledge, highlights the importance of quality education, especially for girls, since they have the power to transform their lives and those of their families.
In the context of the International Day of the Girl Child, Plan International, NGO whose regional office is based at the City of Knowledge, drives the initiative "Raise your hands for girls" as part of its Because I am a Girl campaign, in which they hope to obtain through images 4 million hands raised to show support for girls and education.