GFDD Team Takes Part in the 2019 ISTE Conference on Educational Technology
July 1, 2019
Philadelphia, July 1, 2019— From June 23-26, 2019, GFDD sent its New York Office Director Yamile Eusebio, along with Josefina Pimentel, a collaborator of Funglode’s Center for Education Studies in the Dominican Republic, to represent the organization at the 40th Annual ISTE Conference and Expo, held this year at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center with more than […]
GFDD Co-Partners with Local Organizations to Discuss the Issue of “Communities, Local Leaderships and Climate Actions”
June 3, 2019
New York, NY – The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) partnered with the non-government organization “Committee on Sustainable Development” in a meeting to discuss ” Communities,Local Leadership and Climate Action.” The meeting took place on Thursday, May 30, at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission Auditorium. Ms. Margo LaZaro, President and Chair […]
Funglode, Jointly with the U.S. International Society of Technology in Education, Will Train Teacher Trainers in the Effective Integration of Technology in Learning Methods
March 26, 2019
Funglode’s Center for Educational Studies will coordinate the program with the ISTE, announced Funglode president Dr. Leonel Fernández during the welcome event hosted by the institution in honor of Richard Culatta, ISTE president. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the “Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo” (Funglode), will co-host the training of teacher […]
GFDD/DREFF Bring Glimpses from Latin America to Washington, DC
March 18, 2019
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival on the Nation”s Capital (DCEFF), presented a short film program entitled “Glimpses from Latin America: Sustainability Challenges Affecting Daily Lives”. The program, followed by a panel discussion with special guests, took place on […]
GFDD/Funglode to Hold Conference on “Educating Digital Citizens: Trends that Connect the World”
March 13, 2019
Richard Culatta will discuss the current state of education in the digitalized and globalized world on Thursday, March 12 at 11:00AM in the Funglode Auditorium in Santo Domingo The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo(Funglode), will host Richard Culatta, president of the […]
GFDD, BHD-Leon Bank and Latin Women’s Association Commemorate 175th Anniversary of Dominican Independence
March 4, 2019
The feature Dominican documentary “Hay un país en el mundo” (There is a Country in the World) was presented in Torrington, Connecticut as part of GFDD’s cultural program in the United States and to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Dominican independence (on February 27). The event, celebrated on February 28, was co-hosted by the Latin […]
Leonel Fernández Signs Cooperative Agreement with Inter-American Bar Association
October 2, 2017
Dr. Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic and current President of GFDD/Funglode, signed an inter-institutional cooperative agreement with the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) for the promotion of technical and financial cooperation in forthcoming projects to be established by both institutions.
GFDD/Funglode President Strengthens Bonds with American Thought Leaders
July 31, 2017
Likewise, Dr. Fernández held a meeting with Becky Marshall, Chief of Staff at the World Resources Institute (WRI), to talk about the development of joint programs for the promotion of sustainable development and fighting against the adverse effects of climate change. During the encounter, the WRI committed to collaborate with Funglode as a partner on its “República Dominicana 2044” project. Its role will be to make sure that the proposals of the initiative are eco-friendly and
Dr. Leonel Fernández Signs Collaboration Agreement with CEPC
July 19, 2017
Concerning activities, GFDD/Funglode and CEPC, in accordance with their organizational standards and capabilities, will develop joint initiatives leading to better utilization of human and material resources in the fields of teaching, publications, as well as new revelations and research in Political Science, Constitutional Law, and other disciplines.
“Film Law 108-10 Brought RD$2.2 Billion in Revenue to the Dominican Republic since 2011” Stresses Yvette Marichal of the General Directorate of Film During New York City Presentation
April 19, 2017
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in partnership with the Dominican Republic’s Commissioner of Culture in New York and as part of its Dominican Film Film Showcase program, delighted audience members on Wednesday April 19 with an interactive presentation by Yvette Marichal, Executive Director of the General Directorate of Film of the Dominican Republic, titled “A Review of Film Law in the Dominican Republic: Six Years of Constant Growth”.
DREFF and Cinemateca Dominicana Announce Special Program in March
March 6, 2017
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Cinemateca Dominicana (part of the Dominican Republic Film Commission) will be hosting a joint program to promote environmental films in Santo Domingo.
Celebrating Love for the Environment on Valentine’s Day with DREFF
February 15, 2017
Hundreds of students of the Nazaret Community School (Centro Educativo Nazaret) in Hoyo de Friusa, near Bávaro in the East coast of the Dominican Republic, had a very different and fun Valentine’s Day this year. In collaboration with BeachCorps, EcoServices Dominicana, and FECOTUR, GFDD/DREFF co-hosted an environmental awareness activity, entitled “A Valentine’s Card to the Environment”, in which the children embarked in several arts and crafts projects to express how they
are loving and protecting their planet.
PUCMM Students Discuss Who Really Pays the Price of Our Clothes
February 13, 2017
Business students of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in Santo Domingo enjoyed a screening of the film The True Cost on Friday, February 10th, within the framework of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)’s Year Round program.
Dr. Leonel Fernández Leads Signing of EU-LAC Foundation Constitutive Agreement at Ministry of Foreign Relations
October 25, 2016
On Tuesday night, president of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), and former Dominican Republic president, Dr. Leonel Fernández led the signing of the International Constitutive Agreement of the EU-LAC Foundation, an institution for which he serves as president and which was created in 2011 to fulfill an order from the European Union and the heads of state and government of Latin America and the
Educational Partnership Agreement Between GFDD/Funglode, Fundación Santillana, and Castilla y León Authorities
October 10, 2016
President of GFDD/Funglode, Dr. Leonal Fernández, has confirmed a triangular partnership agreement on education between the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), the Ministry of Education of Castile and León, and the Fundación Santillana.
Disneynature and DREFF Partnered to Screen Several Films on Global Biodiversity
September 7, 2016
This year, as part of the new partnership with Disneynature to promote global consciousness and appreciation for biodiversity, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), in collaboration with Caribbean Cinemas, will be showingMonkey Kingdom, Chimpanzee, African Cats, and Wings for Life.
GFDD to Partner with UNA-USA Council of Organizations to Launch Study on Civil Society and Development On October 5th 2016 at the Church Center of the UN
September 2, 2016
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development in partnership with the United Nations Association of America (UNA-USA) Council of Organizations (COO), the Southern NY State Division of UNA-USA and the League of Women Voters will host a forum in conjunction with the release of a new study on Civil Society and Development, to be held at 2 PM on October 5, 2016 on the second floor of the Church Center of the UN, 777 United Nations Plaza (at 44th Street, between First and
Second Avenues), New York, NY 10017.
DREFF Joins the World Bank Initiative Film4Climate
August 1, 2016
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is proud to announce its recent partnership with Film4Climate, an initiative launched by Connect4Climate, a global partnership program dedicated to raising awareness about climate change issues around the world created by the World Bank and a broad range of partners.
Former President Fernández Leads Signing of Agreement between EU-LAC Foundation and Salamanca University
July 1, 2016
On Thursday the former Dominican Republic president Dr. Leonel Fernández headed the signing of an international partnership agreement between the European Union–Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Foundation and Salamanca University.
Dr. Fernández Heads Signing of Agreement between EU-LAC Foundation and CEISAL
July 1, 2016
GFFD/Funglode president, Dr. Leonel Fernández, led today the signing of a basic partnership agreement between the European Union–Latin American and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Foundation and the European Council for Social Research on Latin America (CEISAL).
The Dominican Environmental Film Festival Partners with the German Embassy
June 21, 2016
Her Excellency Ambassador Sabine Bloch met last week at the Embassy in Santo Domingo with Yamile Eusebio, Director of GFDD New York Office and Director of Operations of DREFF, who was accompanied by María Victoria Abreu, Programming Director of DREFF and GFDD’s International Affairs and Socio-Economic Development Program Manager.
GFDD/Funglode Signs an Agreement with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
April 28, 2016
Dr. Leonel Fernández signed yesterday, on behalf of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), a memorandum of understanding with the Graduate School of Journalism of the City University of New York (CUNY), with the perspective of future inter-institutional academic collaborations.
Strengthening the Partnership Between DREFF and Cinema Planeta in Mexico
April 25, 2016
Under the motto “Because we can do something”, Cinema Planeta, the Mexican International Environmental Film Festival held its eighth edition between April 19 and 24, with 73 films screened and 20,000 attendees.
Leonel Fernández signs collaboration agreement with Emirates Policy Center
November 2, 2015
The agreement provides for cooperation between Funglode and the EPC on field investigations, academic exchanges, and joint sponsorship of events promoting connections between Latin America and the Caribbean and the Arab Gulf states. Signing on behalf of the EPC was its president, Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi.
GFDD/Funglode Signs Collaboration Agreement with Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn
September 23, 2015
The president of GFDD/Funglode, Dr. Leonel Fernández, signed an agreement with Medgar Evers College in New York to create a platform for reflection on Caribbean subjects, including perspectives on history, economics, politics, and the culture of his country as well as that of Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.
DREFF and FUNIBER Sign Agreement to Promote Environmental Awareness, Sustainability
July 13, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of GFDD/Funglode, signed a collaborative agreement with The Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER), to foster a culture at both institutions in the Dominican Republic that promotes management of natural resources and increases awareness regarding sustainable development.
GFDD/DREFF and FUNIBER: Promoting Sustainable Development Awareness in the Dominican Republic
June 25, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER) hosted a lecture on sustainable development. The event was held at the Barceló Hotel in Santo Domingo with approximately 100 people in attendance.
DREFF and Dominican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Work Together to Promote Social-Economic Development
May 27, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of promoting sustainable social-economic development and environmental awareness in the Dominican Republic. Natasha Despotovic, Executive Director of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and Bautista Rojas Gómez, Environment and Natural Resources Minister, signed the agreement,
the goals of which include promoting a culture that encourages the proper management and use of natural resources in Dominican society.
GFDD/Funglode and SBS Agreement Finalized, New Films to be Made in the DR
May 6, 2015
Dr. Leonel Fernández, the president of GFDD/Funglode and former President of the Dominican Republic, oversaw an inter-agency partnership with the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) to produce and market a series of films through the Dominican film industry.
The Environmental Network of Dominican Universities Joins as a Strategic Ally of DREFF
April 30, 2015
The Environmental Network of Dominican Universities (RAUDO by its Spanish acronym), has signed an agreement with the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), where both sides expressed interest in supporting the diffusion and development of activities to raise environmental awareness in the country, particularly in universities.
Fellows Program Announces Partnership with University of Rhode Island for Coastal Resources Master’s Fellowship
April 29, 2015
The Fellows Program, an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), together with the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island (URI) are excited to announce a new partnership to offer one master’s student per year in the Coastal Resources department a fellowship covering a master’s degree at URI with field research in the Dominican Republic. This fellowship is slated to begin in the Fall of 2015.
DREFF Establishes New Partnership with India’s CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival
April 24, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) initiative, signed an agreement with India’s International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, CMS Vatavaran. With this agreement, DREFF expands its outreach by partnering with a festival in Asia, reinforcing its mission of developing global networks for the discussion of pressing issues and possible solutions.
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
DREFF and UNIBE Sign Agreement to Raise Environmental Awareness and Promote Sustainable Development in the Dominican Republic
April 3, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of GFDD/Funglode, signed a collaborative agreement with the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE, by its Spanish acronym), to support activities that promotes sustainable development in the Dominican Republic. The contract was signed by Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán, Vice-chancellor of the academic institution, and Natasha Despotovic, GFDD and DREFF Executive Director.
GFDD/Funglode Signed a Historic Agreement for Dominican Cinema with the New York Film Academy
January 9, 2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), and the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA) signed an agreement today under which Dominican film students pursuing academic film programs in the United States will receive a 25% tuition fees discount and will also have the possibility of taking courses in the Dominican Republic. The president of GFDD/Funglode and former
president of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, signed the agreement today in New York City, together with the president of NYFA, Michael Young, at the Manhattan offices of the film school. The agreement represents a milestone in the history of the Dominican film industry.
Green Film Network Welcomes DREFF as a New Member
January 5, 2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) ushered in the new year by joining the Green Film Network (GFN), the prestigious international association of environmental film festivals. Through its network of major festivals, the GFN promotes global awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues by coordinating the events of its member festivals, by promoting and distributing films worldwide, and by encouraging cooperative initiatives and projects. In its
homepage the association welcomes DREFF and explains its mission, vision and objectives. Its website also hosts a dedicated link to the Dominican festival.