The Institute will fulfill its mission through research relating to environmental stewardship issues, exploration of ethical decision-making processes relating to stewardship, educating the local and broader community concerning environmental stewardship, and engaging members of the community in activities to address these issues, especially as they impact the poor and marginalized members of society.
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This is an Intercultural Institute, where currently enrolled 150 students, from 10 different ethnic groups and both cultures, languages and different traditions, which means a huge cultural variety and a great respect and appreciation for other cultures. It is inspired from the culture and traditions of the Mixe people and developed and promoted by the University System of Latin American Universities in Mexico Institute, linked to 40 universities in Latin America (AUSJAL) and supported with a tradition of teaching at least 450 years of the best universities worldwide.
We want to promote the depth of imagination and thought of each and the students of the Institute to promote in the Mixe people and other cultures best sustainable human development indices. We do not seek only the human development of each person, but besides this, have an impact on the whole region.
We work in the development, management and implementation of projects Local sustainability facilitators and Regional in the center of Valle del Cauca. In this dynamic, the WSBI team has worked closely with participating communities, regional, national foundations, and funding for some agencies of international cooperation.
Our training approach we do through two procedures, one of a continuing nature and other thematic type. The process of continuous training is developed through the “Diploma in Participatory Management of Local and Regional Sustainability” and is supported by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali. The participants of this diploma are trained on issues related to community organization, participation and political culture, territorial planning (formulation of municipal development plans, community life plans, land use plans), project management, among others.
For its part, the thematic training meets the requirements of the communities with whom we work or economic, social, environmental, cultural and political support projects; in this regard, topics such as agroecology, revolving funds, solid waste management, community water management, marketing, strengthening of social organizations, rescue knowledge and traditions, etc. are addressed.