'To remain always a child'
Learning from our past to guide how we work in the future is a central pillar to IFAD's operations and knowledge management practices in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Truly, as Cicero taught us… "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it be woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"
In order to expand this knowledge base, learn from our history and promote inter-institutional dialogue, we are making a concerted effort to share the lessons learned from the projects we fund across the region through video documentaries, reports, newsletters and more.
One of the first steps here has been resuscitating the video documentaries from projects we’ve funded in the past. In the embedded video playlists below, you’ll find see over 40 videos that document rural empowerment projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. We hope these videos serve as an institutional record and historic marker as we continue our efforts to learn from our past and build on our future.