Ever since it was first established, IPS Latin America has been involved in a wide range of editorial projects, aimed at raising awareness about development issues and at disseminating IPS stories and features across the continent. This page presents a selection of IPS Latin America’s most recent projects. For further enquiries about IPS’ activity in Latin America, or if you are interested in sponsoring or partnering for a specific project, please write to: latam[at]ipslatam.net.
Tierramérica is an IPS United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joint initiative, which partners with media in Latin America, for the production of a weekly page on environment and sustainable development, written and edited by IPS. Tierramérica stories are published weekly by more than 20 leading national newspapers in the region, and on the Tierramérica web site in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
MDG communication platform
IPS Latin America has developed a project encompassing the consolidation and development of the communication and dissemination strategy of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): production of high-quality journalistic content, broadly distributed to hundreds of leading media outlets in the region; production of radio programs and development of Internet platforms; maintenance of a promotional communications campaign; and permanent contact with governments, journalists, and representatives of the civil society and the academic world.
As a part of this project, the "Latin America and the Millennium Development Goals Journalistic Award" was launched.
Poor rural communities of indigenous peoples
With the support the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), IPS Latin America produces an editorial package aimed at raising awareness about poor, rural communities of indigenous peoples in Latin America. IPS works to place the issues of indigenous peoples on the development agenda of governments and development organizations. One objective is to disseminate information about the value of the knowledge and skills of indigenous peoples in natural resource management. Another is to disseminate accounts of the unfavourable conditions under which some indigenous communities live. IPS works to build capacities of local journalists to gain the skills and knowledge they need to report on indigenous issues.