Improving their own environment, the quality of life of their family and community, while generating spaces for innovation from entrepreneurship with the strengthening or creation of inclusive business initiatives is part of the objectives of VIVA Idea, together with the International Organization for Migration (OIM) with the contribution of USAID in the northern part of Costa Rica with the program “I contribute to my community”, which will be developed during August and September 2022.
Building community from the productive aspect, which at the same time generates opportunities for subsistence and community cohesion, is also part of the purposes of this program that seeks to unite in diversity, improve the quality of life simultaneously with the progress of the community itself, as well as the active participation of young people, women, migrants, producers, students and all sectors that have the strength to change the conditions of their environment to improve collectively.
During the month of July, a call was made for people with a business idea or an ongoing venture to receive high quality training in innovation topics provided by the faculty of INCAE Business School and VIVA Idea.
It is especially dedicated to migrants, but not exclusively with the idea of contributing to the integration of the community from the strengthening of lifestyles and innovation.
The idea is to identify the main problems that afflict the community and explore opportunities and generate business solutions for community transformation.
The agenda includes the identification of challenges, opportunities and the co-creation of ideas, a collective agenda definition, the design of collaborative models and the presentation of cases of the participants.
The program emphasizes co-creation and the search for sustainable solutions for people from an innovation and market approach to generate opportunities to improve the quality of life.
Facilitators include a team from VIVA Idea and INCAE Business School with Fernanda Achá, Impact project leader at VIVA Idea; Jaime García, senior global advisor and Latin America leader at Social Progress Imperative; Rosina Campos, director of the “VIVA Idea Schmidheiny” Sustainability Chair at INCAE Business School; and Urs Jäger, executive director at VIVA Idea and professor at INCAE Business School.
In this way, VIVA Idea shows its work as a knowledge partner of the institutions with which it collaborates, contributing pedagogies, concepts and methodologies that facilitate co-creation and the generation of positive impacts in the communities where the allies work, as in this case in the northern zone of Costa Rica, bordering Nicaragua.
More information: https://bit.ly/yoaportocomunidad2022