by Anna de la Cruz, Linked Foundation
In February, twenty like-minded funders and investors gathered in New York to discuss how we could collaborate to amplify our impact on women’s health in Latin America. Organizers Linked Foundation, Funders for Reproductive Equity, and Suzanne Biegel were motivated by a sense of urgency to pool shared knowledge and fund the work in need, and were inspired by existing collaborations such as the US-focused Reproductive Health Investors Alliance. We gathered at the Open Society Foundations offices for a full day of learning, information sharing and networking, and participants left re-energized and keen to collaborate further as well as try new approaches in their investment strategies. While the group of participants was limited to those working on women’s health in Latin America, the conversations around how to invest and partner in solutions could in many ways apply to other geographies and global development sectors.
For more about the insights that came out of the expert presentations and rich dialogue, read Anna's full blog post "Four Takeaways from the Funders’ Roundtable on Women’s Health in Latin America".
Read the executive summary of the written report on the Women's Health in Latin America roundtable.