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Workshop on Replicating Social Innovation Models Will Be Held in Lima

16 September 2013|News

Government officials from Latin America and the Caribbean, representatives from civil-society organizations and the community met in Lima, Peru, on 17 and 18 September 2013 to explore innovative models in health, education, youth, child labour and school/family violence, with a view to replicating them in their countries of origin to benefit the most disadvantaged groups in the region.

The Workshop on replicating social innovation models was organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), with support from the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI).

The meeting, which was held on the Monterrico Campus of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), was opened by Carlos Adrianzen, Dean of the UPC Faculty of Economics, Luis Olivera, APCI Executive Director, Beatriz Morán, Director of Social Affairs of SEGIB, and María Elisa Bernal, Social Affairs Officer of ECLAC.

Walter H. Curioso, Director General of the General Office of Statistics and Informatics of the Peruvian Ministry of Health, delivered a lecture on the innovations of the country's Health Information System.   

Various social innovation programmes were presented and analysed, including the Community Defenders in Cusco, Peru, Family housing for students implemented by the Pueblo Foundation in Bolivia, and the initiative of the Ceiba Group Association in Guatemala: Preventing Drug Use and Gangs in Marginal Urban and Rural Areas.

There is also the "Hermes" Programme for conflict management, from the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, Colombia, the project "Four-Leaf Clover" Strategy to Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality from the Brazilian Secretariat for Health, and the initiative I work for my right to education, implemented by Mexican non-governmental organization EDNICA.

See workshop agenda here (only Sapnish).

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