Recent News from Our Grantees
Tinker Foundation grantee, Cuba Emprende Foundation, was an instrumental driver of the 10x10kCuba contest to provide technical and advisory support to Cuba’s entrepreneurial sector. The contest benefitted Cuban entrepreneurs, and also the profile of Cuba’s private tech sector to U.S. companies, accelerators and universities.
Although Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, its future is not one of only dire projections. In the aftermath of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Mitch, the small, rural communities surrounding Pico Bonito National Park joined together to forge a more hopeful future for themselves.
A recent article in Global Environmental Change presents findings from a Tinker Foundation-funded project that represented the first rigorous analysis of the effectiveness of Mexican protected areas (i.e., one that controls for non-random siting) and the first to focus specifically on the issue of “paper” parks.
Leanne Purdum is a doctoral student in the University of Georgia's geography department. This summer, she traveled to Argentina for one month with the help of a Tinker Field Research Grant to explore topics related to immigration.
Stella Choi, a Ph.D. student in atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received a Tinker Field Research Grant in 2014 to study the effects of severe weather in Argentina and to explore possible methods for improving notification and warning systems.
The official outcomes of the 1st SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan were published online this week as a COMMENT in the journal Nature.
Prospect Magazine has named the Inter-American Dialogue, a recent Tinker Foundation grantee, as its U.S. Think Tank of the Year for 2014.
The Latin America Program at the Wilson Center, a longtime Tinker Foundation grantee, hosted a panel discussion with experts from Asociación para una Sociedad Más Justa, the Washington Office on Latin America and others to explore the security crisis in Honduras.
ConTextos founder, Debra Gittler, was recently interviewed on WBEZ radio's Global Activism series. She discussed ConTextos' model for increasing reading comprehension skills in El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America.
Professor Tim Naish has been awarded the 2014 Martha T. Muse Prize, for his outstanding research in understanding Antarctica’s response to past and present climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change through time.