Botnar Healthy Cities for Adolescents Program - Colombia
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: April 30, 2022
564 adolescents in Medellín
Medellin population: 2,508,452
Medellín adolescent population
Percentage of adolescents (10-14) in Medellin: 6.15%
HEALTH FOCUS AREAS
Physical and mental health, nutrition, psychological trauma
OTHER THEMATIC AREAS
Sports, fitness, nutrition and leadership
ADOLESCENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Social entrepreneurship, innovation, youth empowerment, conflict resolution
Medellin is Colombia’s second largest metropolitan area with 2.5 million inhabitants. In the last decade, the city has witnessed rapid socio-economic transformation with reduced poverty and violence. It is divided into 16 administrative areas, known as comunas, and 249 neighborhoods, known as barrios. Only 1 in 5 people in Medellin take sufficient exercise, according to consortium partner INDER (Municipal Sports Authority)1. INDER has a history of public-private partnerships, including with the Ministry of Health.
About Impact Hub Medellin
Impact Hub Medellin is an innovation lab, business incubator, co-working space and community center for enterprises with impact. In 2018, Impact Hub Medellin joined the global Impact Hub network which has presence in more than 100 cities and 50 countries around the world to articulate and foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and for Medellin, creating non-traditional spaces and partnerships to ignite shared value and deliver impact with the community.
Gambetiando an innovation-based platform that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities in Medellín using social soccer as an entry point for engagement. Under a strong partnership framework, Gambetiando will focus on social entrepreneurship and socio emotional skills development in 10-15 year olds using sport will be used as a vehicle for social innovation. The project will highlight the ability of public-private-community partnerships to draw attention to the needs of adolescents living in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods while also innovatively addressing their health and wellbeing. Technology will be a key component for data management and innovation, especially with measuring impact and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Public Sector: INDER
Private sector: Impact Hub (Lead), EIR Soccer, RutaN
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