Acceleration Program for Projects in Favelas

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Civil society entities

Information about the project
Acceleration Program for Projects in Favelas
Corre Criativo is a capacity building project designed to run in a 10-month timeframe. It directly benefits up to 40 people with nearly 200 hours of training in entrepreneurship, sustainability, urban resilience, business management, financial education and communications, among some knowledge fields that are key to the successful development and management of enterprises with positive socio-environmental impact. The project are empowering up to 40 vulnerable youths (including afro descendants and women) living in slums and periurban areas, aged between 18 and 35 years old, to address challenges to resilience. Therefore, the project foresees indirect benefits to over 5 million people residing in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte with the provision of services and products that reduce the socio-environmental vulnerabilities of the region effectively and efficiently. We are opening a toolbox and the participants, and with the support of facilitators, they will be encouraged 1) to Think of the challenges to youth empowerment and urban resilience, 2) to Make their project-dreams happen by putting their hands on, and 3) to generate socio-cultural Impacts in their community and their city [THINK | MAKE | IMPACT]. The activities are horizontal, counting on methodologies and concepts such as Design Thinking, Service Design, Gamification, Creative Economy and Competences of Entrepreneurial Training. The activities are divided between theory and practice, concepts, cases and references with audiovisual support, as well as group and individual training with facilitators and mentors.
Local implementation: Brazil, Belo Horizonte
Ongoing from 01/05/2017 to 21/03/2018
- British Council - Cambridge University - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte Startup Ecosystem - 131 civil volunteers

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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