The Co-Laboratorio Project
Strengthening collaborative practice and enhancing the role of local universities as development and innovation partners for inclusive growth
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI)
Peruvian Universities/ Research Centres
Global Affairs Canada
Simon Fraser University, as a coalition partner in The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) develops and implements a social innovation lab in Peru, named Co-Laboratorio Perú. Its goal is to strengthen innovation and collaboration among policy-makers, local government, universities, industry, NGOs and community leaders.
The social change Collaboratory (Co-lab) supports stakeholders in leading sustainable growth and inclusiveness in mining regions of Peru. The activities of the Co-Lab will lead to more sustainable livelihoods and inclusive growth among citizens in the regions of Arequipa and Cusco through:
- Strengthening the innovation and collaboration capacity among universities, civil society, industry, government, women and youth will lead to increased resilient solutions in policies, processes and practice.
- Build the capacity of local Peruvian universities for more engaged development work, research and innovative partnerships.
- Equip universities to play a greater role in educating the next generation of leaders and helping to drive change and sustainable outcomes.
For the CIRDI Peru Co-Lab page, click here.