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Summit of the Americas DP Deliverables
Six key public diplomacy deliverables are launched at the Summit as new or expanded hemispheric initiatives promoting inclusive education and prosperity, climate resilience and democracy. The June 9 WHA/PDA Education and Exchange event celebrates 100k Strong’s 10th anniversary and serves as a venue for combined announcements of hard and soft launches, including 100K CLIMA and 100K Inclusive Education.
- The 100,000 Strong People in the Americas Climate-Green Economy Initiative (100,000 CLIMA) relies on regional alliances between industry, governments and a network of higher education institutions across the Americas. This collaboration, implemented with public and private sector funding, leverages additional non-USG contributions creating innovative and sustainable 100K partnerships and training programs in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico in 2023-2025 focused on climate action and green economies. 100K CLIMA supports the Root Cause Strategy, the 2030 Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI), and the Vice President’s Call to Action for Private Sector Investments in Central America.
- The 100,000 Strong People in the Americas Inclusive Education Initiative increases multidisciplinary institutional partnerships that deepen diversity and provide essential access to hemispheric higher education training and exchange opportunities for students and faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), including historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). These new 100K competitions in 2023-2025 stimulate innovative models of social inclusion supporting student exchanges, training, research and workforce development. Departmental and private sector funding supports U.S. commitment to existing bilateral agreements on racial and ethnic equality and international education in Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, and other countries in the AMH while maximizing inclusive regional education initiatives.
- Fulbright Amazon is a new sub-regional initiative that leverages and expands existing environmental cooperation partnerships between Brazil and the United States, supporting collaborative research and scholarship focused on climate change and environmental issues in the Amazon region, including conserving rainforest biodiversity and supporting large-scale sustainable development efforts in its forest-dependent communities. This collaborative research effort develops scientific networks between teams of applied researchers from the United States and South American countries sharing the basin and, through a multidisciplinary framework, stimulates their collaboration to inform impactful policies and interventions for protect the region, its communities and its way of life. . To launch this Fulbright program, ECA will co-finance it with the Brazilian Fulbright Commission, as a key regional partner.
- Google Arts and Culture: WHA Inclusive Expansion builds on the new global partnership between the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) and which provides virtual access to US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) projects worldwide. Building on AFCP’s first three hemispheric projects in the Bahamas, Guatemala and Peru; three additional projects have been added to the platform. These projects include: Brazil – Quai de Valongo edifying of Afro-Brazilian culture, Colombia – Chiribiquete Indigenous rock art and Dominican Republic – Conservation of wall paintings (Dominican-Haitian Reflections on the Lives Lost in the Haitian Massacre). The CHC has developed a “ on USG’s cultural heritage preservation work in the Americas highlighting the six sites and 50 years of cultural heritage partnerships across the hemisphere.
- The Digital Communication Network (DCN for the Americas) was developed as a mechanism to counter state-sponsored misinformation and disinformation. Over the past six years, the mandate has expanded to a global vision of countering misinformation and supporting resilient communities. DCN is an independent global 8K member network that brings together a wide range of digital leaders, developers, influencers and users and strives to bridge the gap between digital and traditional media. Through the Summit of the Americas, the United States launched the DCN for the Americas, bringing the model to the Western Hemisphere and developing international partnership and collaboration, including an independent autonomous digital association with members around the world entire.
- Young Leaders Initiatives of the Americas (YLAI) and Partners of the Americas: The U.S. Department of State has invited ten outstanding young delegates to support the administration’s goal of hosting the “most inclusive Summit of the Americas in history.” Delegates included five Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows and five Americas Partners exchange program participants. The ten scholarship recipients represented ten countries in our hemisphere. During the Summit, these young leaders served as voices for American exchange programs, their communities, and youth across the Americas. The YLAI Network also encouraged virtual participation in Summit events focused on youth and inclusive prosperity that were livestreamed to the public among over 1,000 YLAI alumni and over 55,000 YLAI Network members through a strategy of digital engagement around the #RoadToTheSummit.