Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Outown Colombia is engaged in to generate rural development by connecting rural entrepreneurs and educational institutions with the purpose of addressing, understanding and solving challenges in rural areas, in order to generate knowledge transfer to rural communities and motivate them to generate a future in their communities. land in an enduring and sustainable way. The above is carried out through agile innovation dynamics, where students and communities live step by step to validate in the shortest possible time the solutions to the challenges of rural regions and teach the way to generate real transformations.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
For which we found several solutions through education services for students and in rural communities: - Agile Innovation Bootcamp: Bootcamp to 1, 2 or 5 days. - Workshops and courses: *Design thinking workshop with rural entrepreneurs in the classroom 1 day *Workshop on social innovation with local entrepreneurs 7 days *8 days community experience design course -Education program with a differential focus on displaced indigenous people in Bogotá: *Donations for indigenous survivors in Bogota monthly *Social responsibility program in companies for surviving indigenous people in Bogotà -Development of entrepreneurial communities: *Socioenvironmental diagnosis in the field *Identification of key actors *Innovation in the offer of rural products and services *Collective intelligence and associativity How have you helped to create positive change in your country or community? Outown Colombia is a social organization that has helped to generate a positive change in Colombia through an education service that connects students with local entrepreneurs in order to contribute to the development of the regions and resolve challenges. We solve the problem from multidimensional thinking, approaching education from the emotions and the connection with the passion of each rural entrepreneur and student. The purpose of Outown Colombia respect of the challenge solution is the development of an entrepreneurial, innovative and sustainable way of life in the rural leaders, through methodologies and experiential education tools, Where students could identify rural development opportunities and the rural entrepreneurs find the best students to work together. >Bootcamp to resolve rural challenges >Workshop in the classroom to inspire student >Empower their self into an entrepreneurial lifestyle between rural entrepreneurs and students Outown Colombia has helped to create positive change in Colombia because we tackle real challenges of the regions to generate real solutions from the academy with a transfer of knowledge from the classroom to the field and vice versa, we transform students into better human beings and at the same time generate options for young
Plans for implementation and sustainability
If possible, please give an estimate of the amount of people you have impacted with your actions to create positive change and explain how. The main people who have been beneficiated for our programs are 14 families of rural entrepreneurs with ages between 24 to 60 years living in the intervened regions, with whom a co-creation work is developed through learning components, as; agroecology, clean energy, gastronomy, rural accommodation, gastronomy, music, governance, etc. Additional, we have also impacted the vision of 2.500 students because they re-think the opportunities and develop the skills that they are requiring for promoting local growth and a sustainable lifestyle, together with rural communities through the learning acquired and transferred in our educational experiences in the field. In the same way, we close the existing inequality gap with rural entrepreneurs, which is carried out through an educational program that sensitizes to a change in society. And finally, we prepare young people to generate progress in the future by accessing opportunities for social innovation, in order to inspire us towards an entrepreneurial lifestyle that will accelerate local development in communities and students.
I am known for being very energetic on the day, always passionate to meet new challenges and be innovative, original ideas, with quality and sophisticated, contributing to continuous improvement and the creation of new projects and initiatives with value added to potentiate the development business, production systems and production processes. Entrepreneur in digital business models through their own outown.co startup, companies experienced very high level. During my career as a manager of specialist companies in innovation and business development I have had experience in the area of projects, continuous improvement, operational risk, strategic planning, business intelligence, customers, processes, supply chain production and business operations. I have developed great capacity to quickly understand models, continuous improvement of processes and units enterprise business for sustainable production through postgraduate studies in innovation and business development, which helped me to have the vision and entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes me in day to day. Through the acquired knowledge, I transform what has been learned creatively to generate solutions and development opportunities in the company, customers, users and community to provide value, continuous improvement processes that generate value. I have the experience of working with multidisciplinary teams, leading improvements and participating in decision making in the organization, focused on achieving objectives under the criteria of innovation. My willingness to carry out projects and leading teams is very positive, thanks to my qualities of quick learning and easy adaptation. I have managed to lead projects with significant results, I have a high level of empowerment. I have actively participated in each new professional challenge. All these qualities aimed to positively impact business development, customers and area. My ability in office has greatly facilitated my level of professionalism, my orientation is through the very active participation, creating strategies to facilitate development.