Bogotá, Colombia

2015

Other Cycles in Colombia:

Challenges addressed

1.- Agriculture

Improving the means and the productive capacities in the countryside to reduce the urban-rural gap, mainly in the areas most affected by the armed conflict.

 

Lines of work:

  • Technical assistance and crop innovation

  • Use of information and communication

  • Virtual connection with markets and distribution networks

  • Easy and quick access to financial resources and stimulus to agriculture

  • Registration and titling of land

2.- Anti personnel mines

Contributing to the prevention and attention of victims of anti-personnel mines and explosive devices, to make the process more efficient, effective and avoiding new events.

 

Lines of work:

  • Georeferencing and identification of areas of potential involvement

  • Effectiveness and efficiency in deactivating MAP / MUSE / AEI

  • Reduction of time and costs for mine victims’ access to prosthetics and treatments

  • Pedagogy to report on humanitarian demining and mine event prevention

3.- Opportunities

Generating  socio-economic opportunities for victims and ex-combatants who contribute to reconciliation.

 

Lines of work:

  • Generation of job opportunities

  • Social awareness to generate inclusive environments

  • Access to financing for ventures of ex-combatants and victims

  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship

 

Results

16 local allies

Partners involved

3

Challenges addressed

74 entrepreneurs and 48 mentors

Participated

14

Startups presented

Selected Startups

OBRAS DE PAZ

1st Award

DROMINANDO

2nd Award

AGRORED

3rd Award

Other Teams

GOREHAB

PAZ-AJE

GEOGRAFÍA PARA LA PAZ

PEACE FUNDING

HAND MADE STORIES

PUENTES DE PAZ

CONPAZ

IMBATIBLES

ATARRAYA

LA CHONTA

Jury

  • Arnaud Peral, Director of UNDP Colombia 

  • Jaime Prieto, Researcher at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Jorge Mario Díaz, Vice President of Governance of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá;

  • Juan Fernando Pacheco, Rector of the University Minuto de Dios (Cundinamarca headquarters)  

  • René Rojas, Director of HubBog

  • Sandra Pabón, USAID Recruitment Prevention and Reintegration Unit Manager 

  • John Cadena, Manager of Digital Services of Telefónica Colombia 

Mentors

  • Catrin Froehlich, Project Manager for Business & Peace, PeaceNexus

  • Javier Ramirez Mora, Business strengthening area, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota

  • Natalia Bedoya, Business strengthening area, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota

  • Mónica Maria Fonseca Vigoya, Executive Director of ProEmpresas

  • Antonio José Londoño Vélez, Social Inclusion and Sustainability Program Coordinator, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Maritza Arias Hernandez, Associate Professor, Universidad Minuto de Dios

  • Lissette Maritza Ramirez Jaramillo, Fundación Capital Jóven

  • Juliana Buitrago, Usaria

  • Luis Eduardo Rodriguez Cheu, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería

  • María Fernanda Patiño Pedraza, Sikuani

  • Claudia Aparicio, TIC4GOOD​

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