Cerrito 2017 is supported by the Development Bank of Latin America's Social Innovation Initiative.

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.