The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed global expertise on access to quality education for refugee, migrant, and displaced populations. In 2019, Tinker supported IRC to undertake a first-of-its-kind research study on the academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of Venezuelan students in Colombia. The researchers found significant gaps in literacy and particularly math skills among both populations underlining the importance of addressing both access and quality as part of Colombia’s admirable efforts to integrate migrants into its public-school system. The findings also show the importance of addressing social-emotional learning among both migrant and host communities to ensure a safe learning environment.
In this research brief from early 2019, the authors analyze the current legal frameworks for addressing Venezuelan migration in key receiving countries in Latin America.
The Foundation will launch a special initiative on educational access and equity during COVID-19, as well as temporary changes to other institutional grantmaking.
The director of the New York Botanical Garden’s Institute of Systematic Botany recounts the challenge of protecting critical Amazon forests amid a pandemic and an alarming spike in deforestation.
The Population Council partnered with the General Directorate for Alternative Education—DIGEEX—of the Ministry of Education of Guatemala to improve access, quality, and bring secondary education closer to communities.
Produced through a collaboration between dozens of organizations in the region, The Civil Society Plan of Action outlines key priorities for those advocating for migrant and refugee rights in the Americas.
This document provides information on the origins, activities, philosophical underpinnings, and initial progress of the Education for Sustainability in Galapagos Program (ESG).
The analysis underscores the need to establish formal pathways for fishing community participation in fisheries management and enforcement.
The Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative in partnership with 15 U.S. universities.