KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT

Objectives

Objectives

FRAmericas’ objective is to promote socio-economic development by contributing to the creation of knowledge societies, capable of enhancing income opportunities and quality of life for low-income groups.
To achieve this objective, FRAmericas has concentrated its efforts initially in two areas: promoting innovation in the scope and means of development assistance, and advising on public policies needed to support such innovation. To support innovation FRAmericas promotes technological and organizational innovation projects applied to the search for solutions and alternatives for humanity to cope with today’s most pressing global issues, such as social inclusion, climate change, alternative energy sources, and urban growth, among others. To foster corresponding changes in public policy FRAmericas promotes the discussion and analysis of areas which are perceived to hold the greatest potential for changing significantly the future of humanity, such as converging technologies, Web Democracy, the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) applied to development purposes, the growth of Knowledge Economies and the creation of Knowledge Societies.