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CAMY Fund leaders talking

In May 2017, Summit grantee Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) held their Annual Grantee Meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala. For this meeting, 13  CAMY Fund project leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico came together in order to learn, gain skills and collaborate together. This video explores the convening, and some… Read More »

Global Early Adolescence

A collaboration between the World Health Organization and John Hopkins University, this longitudinal study spanned 15 countries, with experts around the world attempting to understand the factors in early adolescence (such as sexual health, mental health, empowerment, school retention) that predispose young people to sexual health risks. For more information about the study, please find… Read More »

UAP quote and picture

Led by the United Nations Foundation, The Universal Access Project (UAP) works to strengthen U.S. support for reproductive health and family planning on a global scale. Summit has supported the Universal Access Project since its inception in 2009. As part of their mission to provide reproductive health education and services, the UAP  shares relevant resources… Read More »

3 girls with Girl Center quote

The Girl Center is a global research center and information hub, that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence to transform the lives of adolescent girls…. Read More »

Fisher spears a lionfish

The lionfish has transformed into one of the biggest threats to marine life in the Atlantic Ocean, where it was accidentally introduced in the late 1980s…. Read More »

Children with art display

Plastic pollution isn’t new to the Bay Islands of Honduras. On the three largest islands­ – Roatán, Utila, and Guanaja – locals have recognized its negative effects on their environment. At the same time, it has become so common that it is often invisible. Think Beyond Plastic, an innovation accelerator, is pioneering a unique approach… Read More »

Essential Capacities for Urban Climate Adaptation, produced by the Innovation Network for Communities (INC) with support from the Summit Foundation, is based on an extensive review of climate adaptation literature, city adaptation plans, and in-depth consultation with practitioners. The report identifies seven essential capacities that leading cities have begun to develop to effectively implement climate… Read More »

Cozumel beach

The island of Cozumel has no shortage of attractions. About 20 miles from the northeastern coastline of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Cozumel is surrounded by coral reefs, rimmed by ivory beaches, and covered with forests and wetlands that are home to endemic species. The problem is that Cozumel is visited by more than… Read More »

MAR Leadership 2015 cohort

José Domingo Caal, a native of Izabal on Guatemala’s vibrant Caribbean coast, has dedicated his work to improving the local livelihoods and conserving the natural resources of his home region. A founding member of the Mayan Association for Rural Wellbeing in the Sarstun Region, José Domingo works to raise awareness of the link between environmental… Read More »

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA), an international collaboration of cities committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, has produced a Planning Framework is a roadmap for innovation and… Read More »