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Risks and Challenges in the Implementation of a Higher Education Program (PEAMA) in the Rural Community of Nazareth-Sumapaz Colombia

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Humanitarian Engineering, Social Entrepreneurship and Communitarian Innovation in the Global South

Tagged Division

Community Engagement Division

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14

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https://peer.asee.org/30942

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28

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Hernán Gustavo Cortés-Mora Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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PhD student resaerching "Structuration of sustainability at the Engineering School in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia"

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Jose Ismael Pena Reyes Pena Reyes Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Professor and chair, Engineering Faculty at Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Jairo Andrés Peña Universidad Nacional de Colombia - PEAMA Sumapaz

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

✓ Formulation, execution and evaluation of projects related with environmental development and community participation. Use of audiovisual tools as learning support.

✓ Management of solid waste on industrial, urban and rural sectors.

✓ Knowledge and experience in economic botany research in social contexts.

✓ Experience on participation in environmental and intercultural education programs. Use of audiovisual tools as learning support

✓ Experience in surveying and floristic analysis of Andean vegetation.

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Nicolás Gaitán-Albarracín Universidad Nacional de Colombia - GITIDC

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Joana Carolina Chaves Vargas

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Abstract

The current Colombian context, framed in the implementation period of the peace agreement, shows a change in the panorama regarding past historical processes. This panorama brings several challenges for peacebuilding, mainly in territories marked by the armed conflict. Starting in the second half of 2016, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia has implemented a special admission program (PEAMA) in the town of Sumapaz, a rural area 90 kilometers from the center of Bogotá, which is considered a territory historically marked by the armed conflict. Some approaches have been made from the pedagogical point of view on the relevance of the program and the functions of the mission of the Universidad Nacional. However, the impact of the program on the region has not been investigated yet. This article presents the perception of the community about the PEAMA in terms of sustainability (cultural, environmental, social, and economic), which had been implemented from a Humanitarian Engineering perspective. Finally, the risks, challenges, and problems are presented alongside suggestions for the opportunities that could be exploited by the PEAMA during its execution.

Cortés-Mora, H. G., & Pena Reyes, J. I., & Peña, J. A., & Gaitán-Albarracín, N., & Chaves Vargas, J. C. (2018, June), Risks and Challenges in the Implementation of a Higher Education Program (PEAMA) in the Rural Community of Nazareth-Sumapaz Colombia Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30942

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