30 de Marzo 2015
Three Projects with Creative Solutions for Bogotá were Recognized
- Three projects of the Leadership x Bogotá Scholarship program received seed money, recognizing its initiatives to achieve positive transformations for Bogotá
- The Leadership x Bogotá Scholarship is a professional program of non-formal education of the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes
- The selected projects received the recognition from Juan Gabriel Pérez, Executive Director of Invest in Bogotá.
The objective of the Leadership x Bogotá Scholarship program is to conduct collective learning processes to achieve positive transformations for the city.
Carlos Caballero, Director of the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes, said that “This program responds to the initiative and support of the Leadership and Democracy Foundation, as a public responsibility project. It is a leadership ‘incubator/accelerator’ for professionals who are capable of generating creative solutions for the problems of Bogotá. The Leadership x Bogotá Scholarship is awarded, through a rigorous selection process, to 40 professionals to finance 90% of their participation in the program.”
Mónica de Greiff, Chairman of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, said that “We are pleased to see enterprise groups growing in Bogotá aimed at finding solutions to the City’s problems with jobs that are intended to have a positive impact on the public aspect.” She added that the CCB promotes entrepreneurship and assists entrepreneurs and business owners to accomplish their dreams through an extensive portfolio of services.
The three selected projects received recognition from Juan Gabriel Pérez. Pérez explained that “It is important to encourage entrepreneurship and the innovative ideas of young people who think and work selflessly for the wellbeing of the city.”
First, Sé Bogotá [Be Bogotá], Tuna Alta—A social project whose objective is to strengthen the non-cognitive skills of the city’s adolescents through an innovative experience between the students of public and private schools.
Second, BogoLAB—An innovative space for the experimentation and design of policies, projects, and public services between the district government and citizens.
Third, Recetario Urbano [Urban Cookbook]—A guide defined as a means to intervene the public space by improving the adoption of parks.
For further information on the Leadership x Bogotá program, go to https://egob.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/es/me-programas/me-educacion-continuada/me-liderazgo-por-bogota