Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Community Engagement Division
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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