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Fundacao Amazonica de Defesa da Biosfera


Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil1996
In July 1994, the then director of INPA, prof. Dr. JOSÉ SEIXAS LOURENÇO, inaugurated the House of Science. Before the official residence of the director of the Institute, there is now a permanent exhibition of the research carried out by the body. On the same occasion, the Foundation's creation act was signed, whose patron was also one of INPA's most industrious directors. Eighty-one people, including researchers, administrative and technical staff of the agency, university professors and others present at the opening of the Casa da Ciência signed the minutes. The Djalma Batista Foundation was created, currently the Amazonian Foundation for the Defense of the Biosphere - FDB. More than a simple homage to the man from Acre who chose the city of Manaus to live there, raise children and contribute to his work, the choice of Djalma's name meant express recognition and just reverence for a man whose life can serve as an example. A doctor devoted to the best causes, a man of research dedicated to the effort of unveiling the reality of the region where he was born and has always lived, an intellectual whose mind knew no borders, a father of a family and a unique friend, the memory of Djalma, an inspirational source for the Foundation. During the first months of operation, the Foundation represented almost an appendix of INPA. From the designation of its first Executive Director, on 02/03/95, it began to have an autonomous life, although under the ultimate control of the Institute, which has majority representation on the Board of Trustees. In September 2000, the Board was expanded, with the inclusion of six new directors. After the mishaps of the moment of installation, the FDB operated in a building located at the back of the Bosque da Ciência, a dependency managed by it, at the time, as a result of a contract for the assignment of use of public property, signed with the MCT/INPA. Today, the Foundation occupies its own building, located at Rua dos Crisântemos Nº 70, Bairro Aleixo. FDB carries out projects that support INPA research and other scientific institutions in the region. In addition, the entity is seeking to consolidate social research activities in the Amazon, with the creation and consolidation of an interdisciplinary group of researchers, linked to the most different bodies that work in Manaus.
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Transparencia Mexicana, A.C.

México, Ciudad De México, Mexico1999
D-U-N-S® Registered™
Transparencia Mexicana is a civil society organization dedicated to the control of corruption in Mexico. Under a human rights approach, we generate concrete proposals to reduce the risks of corruption and strengthen the capacities of both the public and private sectors to address the causes and effects of this problem. Our experience ranges from measuring the impact of corruption in public procedures and services to the specific analysis of corruption risks in sectors such as public procurement or the energy sector. We are the chapter of Transparency International in Mexico. The main objectives of Transparencia Mexicana are: Promote the consolidation of a civic culture of respect for legality. To do this, it seeks to improve the understanding of said culture, as well as the challenges that a social ethic poses. In this sense, the ethical discussion is not only about inner conviction, but also about a new relationship with the community.Analyze and integrate proposals around the educational apparatus and the value system. Not everything can be regulated. That is why Transparencia Mexicana delves into the field of civic culture and the values of Mexicans. Understanding the values of transparency and respect for legality that both the educational system, the media and the family transmit, is an essential task to produce a new culture against corruption.Establish alliances and networks to combat corruption. Both in the international arena, through Transparency International, and in the different states of the country, Transparencia Mexicana seeks to establish coalitions that promote concrete policies to reduce the margins of corruption.Maintain a vocation of service and advice. Transparency Mexicana's objectives include the generalization of successful measures to combat corruption. To do this, it seeks to advise the organizations involved in decisions with a risk of corruption, with information and concrete actions to reduce it.Define some of the actions necessary to strengthen the constitutionality of public and private life in the country. It is about generalizing the defense of legality as an institutionally effective and economically profitable way of participating in society.