Cerrito 2019 is an event organized by Fundación Paraguaya, in alliance with Development Bank of Latin America's Social Innovation Initiative, the International Development Research Centre, Peery Foundation and Imago Global Grassroots.

Development Bank of Latin America

CAF's Social Innovation Initiative is a laboratory that identifies, tests and funds projects, on a small scale, that address human development and that have the potential to become helpful solutions to social challenges in the region, particularly to vulnerable populations, while promoting change in trends and contributing to the construction of social innovation ecosystems.

CAF's - Development Bank of Latin America's mission is to promote sustainable development and regional integration, through funding projects from public and private sectors, with a particular focus on infrastructure projects, the support of technical cooperation and other specialized services.

Comprised currently of 19 countries -17 countries from Latin America and Caribbean, with Spain and Portugal- and 14 private banks, it is one of the primary multilateral funding sources and an important knowledge generator for the region.


International Development Research Centre

Supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges. They provide developing-country researchers with financial resources, advice, and training to find solutions to local problems; share their knowledge with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world; foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards; and put new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it best to address global challenges.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Peery Foundation

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. We invest in and serve social entrepreneurs and leading organizations along the San Francisco Peninsula and around the world. We believe in dignity and self-reliance for the beneficiaries of the organizations we support, and also for our grantees. We're experimenting with, practicing, and encouraging others to adopt a grantee-centric approach to grant making.

The Peery Foundation has three portfolios of grantees: Local, Regional, and Global. We have a variety of different criteria we use to choose our partners in each portfolio. However, they all share an overarching set of values and themes around the people, the idea, and the impact.


IMAGO Global Grassroots

IMAGO Global Grassroots is committed to working with grassroots organizations and their members to transform poverty into dignity and material well-being. We work around the world with existing organizations to enhance their strengths, build their capacity, and scale up their impact in a way that respects their unique context, attributes and evolution.