Six projects are selected in the 1st Sitawi Call for Social Impact Contracts

After the first selection among those enrolled, six projects were selected for the 2nd phase of the Call Sitawi of Social Impact Contracts, with the support of FAPERJ. Those chosen were organized into two categories: FAPERJ Rio de Janeiro and General, with nationwide coverage.

In all, the Call received 17 entries from projects linked to municipal and state governments throughout Brazil. There were subscribers from four regions of the country and the topics were quite varied, dealing with issues such as selective collection, management of parks and popular housing, to alcoholism and employability. 

“Diversity is certainly what stands out the most when we look at the body of entries for the 1st Call Sitawi of Social Impact Contracts. We access and bring social innovation to very diverse realities, we had subscribers in 4 different regions, from the North to the South of Brazil, from the huge state governments of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, to the city halls of small cities like Thailand, in Pará, and Paranatama , in the rural region of Pernambuco. We have lived and seen in practice that innovation is for everyone and that there are purposeful governments in the country?, points out Bruno Pantojo, Specialist in Social Impact Contracts at Sitawi.

Among the selected projects, three deal with the Employability theme, while the others deal with Popular Housing, Alcoholism and Socio-environmental Reinsertion. In the case of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, the intention is to improve the quality of life of 150 families in the community of Rocinha through a housing improvement project that involves multidisciplinary teams to work on building and health issues. 

The Municipality of Campo Limpo Paulista (SP) based its application not only on the increase in the national unemployment rate, but also on the growing demand of people seeking the PAT ? Service Center for Workers in Campo Limpo Paulista and its Secretariat for Assistance and Social Development. The aim is to help residents in a situation of social vulnerability, unemployment and who have difficulties in finding opportunities in the job market, providing not only income, but also opportunities and training that contribute to increasing their quality of life.

The Municipality of Nova Friburgo (RJ), also with a project focused on employability, aims to reduce the percentage of unemployed people with technical and higher education in the city, as well as the evasion of these professionals trained in the city due to the lack of opportunities .

The Fundação Paulistana de Educação Tecnologia e Cultura, linked to the City of São Paulo, identified an opportunity to connect the increase in unemployment, especially aggravated when considering the age group and gender and color inequalities, with the huge deficit of labor qualified in the field of information and communication technology.

The State Government of São Paulo, on the other hand, is concerned about the frequent re-entry of adolescents who undergo socio-educational care as a measure of hospitalization in the state of SP, indicating the need for improvement in the reintegration of adolescents into society after compliance with the 1st measure .

Finally, the Municipality of Paranatama (PE), whose theme chosen was alcoholism, identified a high number of people, predominantly male, who make problematic/abusive use of alcohol in the city and region and who are resistant to initiating follow-ups in mental health and/or comprehensive care, generating a series of social and public health problems.

Over the coming months, selected projects will prepare more in-depth technical descriptions of their initiatives for the next selection phase. From this delivery, 2 winners will be chosen – one in the FAPERJ Rio de Janeiro category and the other, in the general national category. The final result will be announced in March 2020.

The Call for Social Impact Contracts

The 1st Call Sitawi of Social Impact Contracts, launched in April 2019, seeks to recognize and support projects with a high potential for social impact, developed by public authorities in any thematic area that is suitable for implementation as a social impact contract (CIS). The objective is to encourage public managers to contribute to the modernization of their governments' management and the improvement of public services offered to the population. The projects classified in 1st place in the General category and 1st place in the Rio de Janeiro category will be awarded with the analysis of adherence of the social problem to the CIS by the methodology developed by the Sitawi Finances for Good and with an award certificate on behalf of the State or Municipality.

Learn more about Call Sitawi of Social Impact Contracts here.

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