Learn and practice peer-to-peer from Local Champions and their innovations
The PROCASUR Corporation’s Program “Learning Territories” and its allies in Colombia are glad to launch the Call for Application to share experiences and learning from good practices implemented by Local Champions in 4 areas of interest: Sustainable Fishing, Rural Micro-enterprises, Entrepreneurial Associativity and Networks, Business Opportunities linked to Cultural Identity, to foster capacity building and facilitate the scaling up of innovations generated by the local knowledge valorization.
What is the Learning Territories initiative?
Learning Territories (LT) is a program that enhances development of local capacities through peer-to-peer learning, a mutual exchange and the practice of experiences and solutions performed by individuals, families, communities and associations protagonists of sustainable and inclusive rural development with an evident socioeconomic impact in their territories of belonging.
LT and their activities are promoted by PROCASUR Corporation with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ford Foundation.
From the identification of rural territories really reach and diverse in knowledge assets, the program invests in promoting and pedagogically organizing lessons learned by Local Champions, to build training proposals and innovative learning settled on the field by effective solutions adaptable by other operators of public and private investment in rural development.
More than 1.000 local actors among farmers, rural entrepreneurs, development professionals, technicians, local and national authorities from several countries of Latin America and The Caribbean, Asia and Africa have participated at the Learning Territories program, meeting and sharing innovative solutions with 70 Local Champions protagonists of good practices in their own interest areas, which generated more than 3.000 jobs and more than 2 Million USD of direct and indirect revenues from sustainable businesses in agricultural production, craftwork, fishing and food transformation, tourism and services.
Information on all the Calls and instructions to Apply
Entrepreneurial skills development
“Rural micro-enterprises’ managers training” Learning Territory
November 26 to December 3, 2016 Belén de Umbría Risaralda Department, Colombia
Download, fill and send the Application Form to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org before November 5, 2016
Rural business development
“Associativity and organizational networks to improve inclusion”
Learning Territory, November 13 to 19, 2016 Nariño Department, Colombia
Cultural Identity-linked Business
“WEIYATEIN WAIJAIN: let’s show what we do” Learning Territory
November 20 to 26, 2016 La Guajira Department, Colombia
Responsible artisanal fishery, a profitable and sustainable business
“Marine Planning and sustainable fishery in the North Pacific Chocó, Colombia” Learning Territory
November 27 to December 3, 2016 Chocó Department, Colombia