Our work

Building public and private partnerships to enhance biosecurity in Latin America

Meeting with Gingko

Concentric by Gingko Bioworks is a leading biotech company specializing in advanced early warning systems for detecting pathogens. With their cutting-edge technology, Gingko is developing an adaptive infrastructure system that effectively informs communities about critical public health changes, enabling them to proactively prevent, detect, and respond to potential pathogen outbreaks.

As a trusted advisor for the Latin American region, Ara plays a pivotal role in collaborating with Gingko. Ara’s expertise lies in facilitating valuable connections and fostering productive relationships between Gingko and key stakeholders in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, and Ecuador. By leveraging a unique blend of approaches and assembling a team of experts based in Boston, Mexico, and El Salvador, Ara assists Gingko in conducting intelligence research on public health and economic challenges. This research enables decision-makers to gain valuable insights into the pressing issues they face. Additionally, Ara helps map out the key stakeholders in the region and identifies their specific needs and requirements.

Armed with this in-depth understanding, Ara works alongside Gingko to develop tailored strategies that address the identified needs of each stakeholder. This collaborative approach ensures that Gingko’s solutions are aligned with the local context and effectively meet the unique challenges of the Latin American region. Furthermore, Ara emphasizes the importance of building trust among stakeholders, laying the foundation for successful partnerships and impactful outcomes.

Through their joint efforts, Concentric by Gingko Bioworks and Ara are making significant strides in empowering communities across Latin America to proactively address public health threats and safeguard the well-being of their populations.

Improving access to data and information for businesses in honduras

Meeting business representatives in Honduras

Ara has been instrumental in helping the chamber develop a mechanism to empower the private sector with access to vital market and economic information. Our goal is to level the playing field and enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to compete more effectively with larger players.

Honduras, like many other countries, faces challenges when it comes to obtaining and utilizing data for business purposes. The lack of reliable and easily accessible information creates significant barriers for SMEs, hindering their ability to make informed decisions and adapt to market dynamics. Understanding the urgency and importance of this issue, Ara has been working closely with the Chamber of Commerce of Cortes to tackle these challenges head-on.

One of Ara’s key contributions has been advising and guiding the Chamber on how to engage stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Recognizing that solving this issue requires collaborative efforts, Ara has facilitated discussions and fostered partnerships to ensure widespread participation and support. Through continued engagements, we have successfully obtained buy-in from key stakeholders who share our vision of a more inclusive and thriving business environment.

With the support and commitment of various stakeholders, we have set up a dedicated team to work on implementing effective solutions. This team, comprised of experts in data analysis, market research, and technology, is focused on creating a robust mechanism that will provide SMEs with timely and accurate market and economic information. By doing so, we aim to bridge the information gap and equip SMEs with the tools they need to compete and succeed in today’s dynamic business landscape.

We firmly believe that access to information is a fundamental right for all businesses, regardless of their size. We are committed to supporting the Chamber of Commerce of Cortes in their mission to empower SMEs and foster economic growth in the region. Through our collaborative efforts, we are confident that we can create a lasting impact and pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous business ecosystem.