The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) has granted the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) 2020 Accreditation for Institutionality and Transparency (AIT). CEMEFI aims to foster the professionalization of the philanthropic sector by providing certainty to donors while promoting transparency and accountability.
“CEDO Intercultural is one of 69 organizations from civil society that obtained AIT recognition for the first time,” indicated a recent CEDO press release, “We are very proud of this as in 2020 a total of 201 organizations across twenty-four states in Mexico were awarded this certification.”
Other organizations that form part of the Mexican Committee of the International Union for the Preservation of Nature, of which CEDO is a member, were also granted AIT accreditation.
AIT accreditation stems from a set of non-controversial and easily verified objectives that reflect an organization’s institutional development. This provides certainty for any company, individual, or institution as to specific characteristics of a non-profit private organization that services others.