Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility Convenes First Nationwide Capacity-building Event
- Fundación Esquel
- Fondo Ambiental
- Fundación Mariana de Jesús
- Instituto Nacional del Niño y la Familia (INNFA)
- Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas y Tecnológicas (INSOTEC)
- Fundación LANN
- Fundación Cámara de Comercio de Quito
- Fundación Banco del Pichincha
Convened by the Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility (CERES -- Consorcio Ecuatoriano Para La Responsabilidad Social), the workshop was one of a series of events aimed at strengthening the capacity and skills of Ecuadorian foundations and other institutions that, through different approaches and strategies, are promoting social responsibility in the country. The thirty-four workshop participants came from fifteen foundations, three networks and one university.
Jaime Bolaños Cacho, Synergos Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Oaxaca Community Foundation in Mexico, exploring the relationship between strategic planning and resource mobilization.
CERES is a network of Ecuadorian institutions committed to the promotion of a culture and practices of social responsibility in Ecuador. CERES understands social responsibility as the adoption of an ethical position by one or more social actors, consisting in their free and active commitment toward solving the development challenges faced by the Ecuadorian society. CERES believes that only when all sectors and actors actively share this responsibility will it be possible to build a democratic and sustainable society in Ecuador. Members of CERES come together to share ideas and learn from one another, to work together on issues of mutual concern, and to build collaborative relationships with other sectors of society.
CERES was formally established in 2001. It is the result of a process initiated in late 1998 and spearheaded by The Synergos Institute and the Fundación Esquel, as part of an inter-institutional partnership program to promote and strengthen strategic philanthropy in Ecuador.
May 6, 2003