Community & Territorial Innovation in the Colombia Pacific Region

Since 2014, CoLab has worked with networks of Afro and indigenous leaders in the Pacific region of Colombia to co-create knowledge about regional assets, support collective leadership development and build capacities for community innovation. Now in the third phase of this work, CoLab is working with partner organizations in the cities of Quibdó and Buenaventura to deepen a focus on territorial development and social infrastructure for peace. This phase of the work will involve monthly programming that brings together youth and community leaders from distinct sectors for capacity building, prototyping, and capturing stories that demonstrate the role of community-led innovation in generating shared wealth, peace, and wellbeing. With this focus on territorial innovation, the program aims to create spaces and build capacities for experimentation and collaborative problem solving around territorial development challenges.

More information about the current phase of this work can be accessed here. Information about previous phases of CoLab’s work in the Pacific region, carried out in partnership with Corporación Manos Visibles and the Ford Foundation, can be found here.

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