The Argentine Network for International Cooperation (RACI) became operational in April 2004 as a space for the exchange of information, interaction and dialogue to optimize the capabilities and skills of civil society organizations (CSO) for international cooperation. This was constructed and formalized through the contributions and efforts of the 15 founding organizations.
The founding organizations are: Asociación Conciencia, Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), Centro de Estudios Sobre Nutrición Infantil (CESNI), Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), Fundación Cambio Democrático, Fundación Compromiso, Fundación Cruzada Patagónica, Fundación Desarrollar Argentina, Fundación Huésped, Fundación Poder Ciudadano, Fundación SES, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, HelpArgentina y Malba – Fundación Costantini (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires).
This is a group of Argentine CSO that have the objective of promoting and encouraging international cooperation at three levels: from states to states, from foreign states to local CSO and from foreign CSO to local CSO to promote human development, economic , social, political, and environmental care of our country.
Among its main objectives RACI looks to develop and optimize the capabilities and resources of CSO by strengthening inter-agency coordination and, to capitalize on the opportunities of international cooperation. It is also proposed to serve as an agent of international cooperation and a solid source of reliable information generated from civil society organizations.
In this sense, RACI seeks to create a space for dialogue and exchange among CSO but also with all actors involved in the international cooperation, for an enhancement of the impact of actions, activities, and programs.
To facilitate this exchange, RACI has strategic alliances with key players in international cooperation: embassies, foreign missions, aid agencies, multilateral agencies, foundations, universities, research centers and think tanks.
The Argentine Network for International Cooperation (RACI) understands the process of international cooperation in broad and lenient terms. This process includes the cooperation of both public and private international investors to resolve current issues of social concern. Through the provision of human resources, financial aid, and the transfer of technical and administrative technologies, RACI hopes to promote projects that foster human development, and economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental care in the country.