Uelkom is a social innovation project that contributed towards the transformation of the reality in vulnerable contexts, based on ethnography and models of communication for development.
CASE STAGE: Well established and running
LOCATION: Manizales, Caldas (Colombia)
TRANSITION CONNECTION: No
GOVERNANCE: Not defined
Uelkom is an initiative based on ethnographic models for social innovation that empowers vulnerable communities to make them part of the diagnosis, development and implementation processes of projects for social change. They participate from the start in the thinking of ideas for development for their latent social problems, to make them creative protagonists in their own transformation.
DOMAINS: Arts and Culture, Participatory Democracy and Planning, Community work, Social innovation, ethnography
BENEFICIARIES: Children, Teenagers (13 – 17), Elders (65+), Families, Ethnic or Social Minorities
MiT note: Innovative development project based on ethnography and models of communication. No need for phase 2 (no specific tool/framework identified for collaborating with the municipality). Not suitable for pilot (too specific intervention; no connection with transition).
Eduardo Mejia Ocampo