DREFF and Instituto IBERIA Join Forces to Raise Awareness of the Environment in the Dominican Republic

April 8, 2015

The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), and initiative of GFDD/Funglode, signed a collaboration agreement with Instituto IBERIA that will help to continue increasing awareness of sustainable socio-economic development in the Dominican Republic, thereby promoting the exchange of experiences, knowledge, research and environmental awareness in general in the country, while foster a culture that encourages proper management and use of natural resources in
Dominican society. The agreement was signed by DREFF’s Director and Executive Director of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), Natasha Despotovic, and Instituto IBERIA Director, Víctor Martínez.

Among other things, Instituto IBERIA -with headquarters in the city of Santiago- will share its venues for screenings, panel discussions and / or workshops held during DREFF, contributing to the promotion of its programming among students and teachers,
as well as related initiatives celebrated throughout the year.

Likewise, the Instituto IBERIA will promote the environmental programs implemented in the context of DREFF such as EcoHuertos, ReCrearte, RDescrubre, Globo Verde Dominicano Award, and Year Round Environmental Film Screenings.

Since its inception in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), provides the Dominican public a platform for knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, their issues and
best practices, while celebrating the beauty and unique wealth of the Dominican nature.

Though the screening of a diverse selection of the best films that deal with issues of major national and international relevance, and the organization of discussion panels, courses, seminars and field visits, DREFF not only promotes dialogue but also inspires the Dominican public to take action to ensure the health and sustainability of the environment.

information: www.iberia.edu.do