Partners and friends
Social development must be built from the integration, synergy and complementarity of public, private and community organizations. Each project enables the implementation of effective development practices, and it`s the product of alliances and the definition of mutual goals with contributors, strategic partners and friends. These are the institutions that contribute to the programs of Manos Visibles
Thank you to all of them for being Visible Hands.
It is an organization created in 1936, linked to Ford Motor Company, which seeks, through the work with leaders and organizations, to change the social structures and the models of inclusion, in order to contribute to equality of opportunities and the capacity-building for development and inclusion. It is considered the second largest foundation in the World. It is the sponsor of the Pacific Power Program en its three components: 1 – Masters; 2 – Professional Development, which is a component of The School of Government, The School of Communitarian Innovation and The School of Economy; 3 – Series of Regional Pacific Connection Encounters.
Promoting education and supporting social development organizations is the focus of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of this financial institution. Within this context, the Fund for Higher Education, Youth and Peace Building, was created by Manos Visibles in alliance with BBVA. The target population of the Fund is community-based youth leaders that represent populations at risk in the cities of Cali and Medellín. The end goal is to fund their professional training in the ICESI and EAFIT Universities in order to enhance the impact of their actions in their community.
This International Organization with presence in Colombia,encourages and articulates alliances between social leaders and enterprises, with the purpose of contribution, managing and promoting sustainable development in Latin America . It is an institutional donor of Manos Visibles, it’s an ally in all of the development programs and it has supported Youth and Gender Processes in Cali, Quibdó, Medellín and Cartagena.
Community Innovators Lab (MIT) COLAB
Founded in 2007 at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of the Masachusetts Insitute of Technology- MIT, the Community Innovators Lab words to integrate the theory and the practice in order to create social changes and facilitating the exchange of information and resources between MIT and community organizations. By supporting the development and using the knowledge of excluded communities. CoLab seeks to deepen citizens’ participation, improve communitarian practices, inform those who elaborate public policies, mobilize community actives and generate shared wealth in order to combat poverty, climate change and massive urbanization. CoLab is Manos Visibles partner by supporting The School of Communitarian Innovation for the Pacific Power Program.
The Higher institute of Public administration,
Founded on November 16, 1948 by a group of young people led by Mario Laserna Pinzón.
The University of the Andes is the first laic and independent private institution of superior education in Colombia, it’s also characterized by not being affiliated to any politic parties nor seeking the economic or social interest of a specific group. Currently, The University of the Andes is one of the national universities with the highest international recognition.
The Department of Economics from the University of the Andes, supports the development of the School of Economics from the Pacific Power Program, in which 80% are professors from the department.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID ) has awarded the implementation of
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, AECID, is a public corporation attached to the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation via the Secretariat of the Stated of International Cooperation for Ibero-America, SECIPI. Its objective is the promotion, management and the execution of the public policies of international cooperation for development, directed to fight poverty via a human sustainable development in developing countries.
This organization from United States of America, promotes, directs and streamlines socially sustainable intervention processes, seeking as end goal to elevate the quality of life and wellbeing of humans, by respecting and taking care of the integrity, the cultural schemes and diversity. It is Manos Visibles partner in the Program for Youth Leaders formation (DALE!) in Quibdó, with the purpose of accomplishing sustainable processes and a domino effect in inclusive development.
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
The National Endowment for Democracy is a private non-profit organization that encourages and supports the growth process of international democratic institutions that assure the defense of human rights, the independence of the media and the rule of law.It is a partner of Manos Visibles, sponsoring the Program of Management of Development for Afro-Colombian Leaders of Cartagena, in which there are formation process for women, with the goal to fuel the individual capacities and generate better developmental process in their communities.
It is one of the foremost universities of the Pacific Region of Colombia and one of the most recognized nationally. It centers its formation process on the mantra “learn to teach” and from there they connect the production of knowledge to effective action. Is partner of the Youth Fund and Peace Building Program, which seeks to give professional formation access to young, at-risk community leaders, in order to fuel their actions and promote self-management in their communities.
EAFIT which seeks to give professional formation access to young, at-risk community leaders, in order to fuel their actions and promote self-management in their communities.
Banco de la República
Is an organ of the State of unique nature, with administrative, technical and patrimonial autonomy, which acts as the central bank. Under the Constitution, the primary objective of monetary policy is to preserve the purchasing power of the currency, in coordination with general economic policy, understood as the entity which tends to stabilize output and employment in their long-term sustainable levels. In performing this function it adopts policy measures it considers necessary to regulate the liquidity of the economy and facilitate the normal functioning of the payments system, ensuring the stability of the value of the currency.
Colombian airline with over 50 years of uninterrupted work in Colombia, provides service of air transportation of passengers, mail and cargo integrating parts of the country and bringing development to the communities. Satena is a strategic ally.
FTI Consulting is a business advisory organizations worldwide, which provides multidisciplinary solutions to complex challenges. FTI is committed to protect and enhance the enterprise value of the organizations that they advise. FTI supports Manos Visibles in all development programs in Colombia; similarly, FTI advises and provides support toManos Visibles in media relations.
Avianca is the trademark which represents the integrated Latin American airlines Avianca Holdings SA, noted for excellent service. With Avianca, specialized in the transport of passengers, directly serving 98 destinations in 26 countries in America and Europe on a modern fleet of 168 aircraft of short, medium and long range.
Casa Editorial El Tiempo
Established on the 30th of December in 1911. It is considered as the most influential media group in Colombia and it’s the main provider of content for different audiences via printed, digital and televised media.
Manos Visibles has established support networks that enable partnerships for projects with greater dynamics and impact on the communities. These are organizations with which the Corporation shares principles and approaching mechanisms in order to complement, cooperate and generate actions that promote social change
• Agentes Culturales – Harvard University
• Cali’s Mayor’s Office
• Medellín’s Mayor’s Office
• Asociación de Productoras de Dulce de Palenque – ASOPRADULCE
• Baker and McKensie
• BID Juventud
• Centro Colombo Americano in Cali
• Centro Colombo Americano in Cartagena
• Centro Colombo Americano in Medellín
• Fulbright Colombia Commission
• Community Lab MIT
• Son Batá Corporation
• Crew Peligrosos
• Centro ÁTICO – Universidad Javeriana
• Centro de Estudios Interculturales –Javeriana University in Cali
• Group of Afrocolombian Studies– National University
• Carvajal Foundation
• Ford Foundation
• Fuego pa’l Barrio Foundation
• Mi Sangre Foundation
• Fundaciones para una Sociedad Abierta (OPS) (Foundations for an Open Society)
• Salvi Foundation
• Junta Franciscana
• Laboratorio de Cultura y Desarrollo – Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar
• La Élite hip hop
• The Ayara familly
• Red Departamental de Mujeres del Chocó
• Red de Cantaoras del Pacífico Sur
• Red Nacional de Mujeres Afrocolombianas – Kambirí
• SENA Regional Bolívar
• SENA Quibdó
• Titanio – Cali
• EAFIT University
• ICESI University
• University of the Andes
• Viral producciones
• BMW Foundation
• Youth policy
• Istituto Azzi
• The remix
• Bowdoin College
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
• Clinton Foundation
• Hay Festival