Project featured in AUCC’s Uniworld Magazine

The Bolivia Community Economic Development project has been selected by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) as exemplary for its contributions to engaging marginalized populations in development.

The project was highlighted at a recent AUCC / CIDA workshop in Ottawa on November 24th, 2011. Gretchen Hernandez, project coordinator, spoke to a group of about 50 development professionals and academics about the unique curriculum and pedagogy.

“The CED program taught in Bolivia allows indigenous leaders co-create course content and to discuss real issues and ideas for their communities.”

An article about the project was published in the most recent issue of UniWorld, “Reaching Out to the Margins”:


Project featured in SFU News

The new Bolivian Specialization in Community Economic Development program will be financed with a $990,000 grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).   It will be based on a proven curriculum developed by SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD) for a pilot project in Mexico, which the centre is adapting for Bolivia with an eye to using it in other Latin American countries. To read the full article, click here.