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Workshop participants with GCL 2019 alumni Paula, Francisco and Gustavo

May 24, 2019

Innovating in Civil Society by GCL 2019 alumni

The social entrepreneurship workshop titled “Innovating in Civil Society” was successfully carried out on May 23rd and 24th, 2019 in Tampico, Mexico. The workshop was promoted and supported by Fundación Fleishman and GT Global, organizations presided by brothers Herman H. and Robert A. Fleishman.

The workshop was attended by some of the most important non-governmental organizations in northeastern Mexico and was organized and taught by former students of Georgetown University's Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) Program, 2019 cohort.

The leaders who participated in the workshop were Paula Mosera (Uruguay), Francisco Abad (Ecuador) and Gustavo Rodríguez (Mexico). The first two as speakers and facilitators of the workshop and the latter as organizer. The three are part of GCL’s 2019 generation.

The event was attended by members of 14 organizations, as well as members and students from 3 educational institutions. The topics that were taught included:

  • Creation and Development of B Canvas​
  • Design Thinking
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Creation and Presentation of a Pitch before a jury.

An example of the workshop’s impact was the fusion of efforts between two organizations, Árbol de Justicia A.C., and Violines por la Paz A.C., led by Anna Barradas and Rafael Martínez respectively, who will develop social programs with a comprehensive impact on young children in vulnerable environments in Mexico.

It was also possible to create alliances with leading universities in Latin America, such as the Universidad Anahuac, which aims to work on issues related to social entrepreneurship.

This is the beginning of the multiplier effect expected to be replicated and disseminated around Mexico and Latin America. Congratulations to Gustavo, Paula and Francisco for this worthy initiative!

Source: GCL Alumni Network