The Latin America Leadership Program is accepting nominations for the GCL Impact Award 2019. Former GCL Impact Winners include David Smolansky (Venezuela), Soledad Nuñez (Paraguay), Pablo Jaramillo (Colombia), Alvaro Henzler (Peru), Felipe Dib (Brazil), and Alejandro Barja (Bolivia).
Measuring Our Impact
Kenneth Gent (GCL 2014, Chile), Carolina Escallon (GCL 2015, Colombia), and Andres Aramayo (GCL 2015, Bolivia) collaborate to promote significant learning and skills development in order to close the literacy gap in Latin America.
Melina Masnatta (GCL 2017) and Sofia Contreras (GCL 2016) work at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, training, and mentoring the next generation of women leaders in technology and lead social impact in the region.
Global Americans launched in 2018 the first edition of the New Generation of Public Intellectuals featuring GCL alumni whose experience and research have started to transcend public policy discourse in Latin America.
Isabela Christo (GCL 2017) is the first Brazilian woman ever to be awarded the highly competitive Schwarzman Scholarship for global leaders to pursue a master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Manuel Laredo (GCL 2016, Bolivia), general manager and founder of Mamut, was recognized as one of the most important leaders in Bolivia for his business leadership.
The GCL Alumni Network celebrated their 10th annual reunion in Antigua, Guatemala from October 29-31, 2018. The reunion was attended by Professor Ricardo Ernst, LALP Executive Director, and Latin American Board member, Dionisio Gutierrez.
The ILG Alumni Network (115 participants, 16 countries) hosted their annual reunion at Georgetown University from September 26-28, 2018. Representatives from the five ILG cohorts attended the various events.
LALP executive director Professor Ernst opened the first edition of the Program of Global Impact Leadership (PLIG 2018), a project of GCL2017 alumnus from Uruguay and GCL Seal recipient Felipe Paullier.
On April 26, 2018, Juan Sebastián Rozo Rengifo (ILG 2017 alum) was commissioned as minister of information and communication technologies (MINTIC) of Colombia. Previously, he served as vice-minister of connectivity and digitalization.
The graduation took place at the Riggs Library last March 29. Thirty-four participants from 19 countries graduated from this 10-week program that empowers emerging leaders to become agents of change in Latin America. Welcome to the GCL Network!
Smolansky’s efforts for the defense of democracy and human rights have inspired many in Venezuela and around the world. They are a clear example of GCL's mission to generate positive change with a multiplier effect in the region.
On January 26, Helga Hernandez, ILG 2015 alumn, was appointed vice minister for preschool, elementary, and middle school education. During her time at ILG, she worked as regional articulation leader for Colciencias (Administrative Department of Science, Innovation and Technology).
ILG 2016 Alumnus was awarded the AsiaGlobal Fellowship by the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong. Adolfo Argüello was part of the inaugural thirteen-week residential program for up to 16 mid-career international professionals.