Instituto Synergos México legally incorporated
Stepping stone in growing our work to overcome poverty
On May 23, 2014, Instituto Synergos México was legally incorporated as a branch of the broader global Synergos. The opening of Synergos México represents a key step in growing Synergos’ capacity there to help solve complex problems of poverty and inequality through collaboration among businesses, government, philanthropists, civil society and community groups.
Mónica Tapia, Synergos’ Director in Mexico says “This is a small but important milestone in our work to support the efforts of leaders and institutions to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. We will start first by launching collaborative networks in differerent topics and regions, that will help us to build multi-stakeholders partnerships around education, inclusive economic growth and peace-building.”
For more than 25 years, Synergos has worked with local partners to help overcome poverty in Mexico. Examples include:
- Helping Mexican members of our Senior Fellows and Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) networks to strengthen their capacity to promote development and address in a collaborative way complex problems.
- Introducing the concept of Community Foundations and supporting a partnerships to build their capacities and bridgning role.
- Strengthening community-focused philanthropy in Mexico and launching the US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.
- Supporting a multistakeholder partnership for sustainable development in the Chimalapas rainforest
- Introducing to Mexico a personal care company and helping it develop an inclusive business to benefit local communities and the environment
- Research for the Inter-American Development Bank to explore ways to increase community participation in large-scale development programs
Mexican Senior Fellows and GPC members have also served as resources in our work around the world, sharing their experience and knowledge with other leaders and institutions.
Synergos México's board will provide important guidance and oversight to Synergos ongoing work. Contributions to the organization by Mexican citizens and businesses will soon also be tax-deductible under Mexican law.
- Ricardo Betancourt
- Mayra Hernández
- Synergos Institue Inc., represented by Peggy Dulany
- Mónica Tapia
Caballo Calco 42
Mexico D.F. 04000