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Training and Entrepreneurship Course for Solutions to Sustainable Development in the Amazon   

The Training and Entrepreneurship Course for Solutions to Sustainable Development in the Amazon facilitated by the SDSN Amazônia Network, will seek to offer high level training for Amazonian leaders and entrepreneurs who develop viable solutions and can respond to the challenges of 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) identified in the countries that make up the Amazon basin.

The amazonian leaders and entrepreneurs will have as aid to carry out these actions the science, scientific cooperation and capital fund that will finance the development and replication of these solutions in the Amazon basin. In addition, the course will promote South-South cooperation activities among the countries of the Amazon Basin. For the execution of the program, an annual training of 30 students is planned. There will be ten students from each country. For this first edition, there will be ten students from Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), a reference in scientific education and research in agriculture, management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Costa Rica and Latin America, will provide the academic scientific knowledge required through training courses and in partnership with research and teaching institutions in Brazil, such as the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) and the State University of Amazonas (UEA).

The course, developed in partnership with other members of the SDSN Amazon network, also has the partnership of the Fundação Amazônia Sustentável (FAS) of Brazil, the Amazon Scientific Research Institute (Sinchi) of Colombia, the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) of Peru and the Amazonian Amazonia Association (AMPA) also from Peru, will be responsible for logistical support throughout the development of the program.

The program aims to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (ODG), so that there is empowerment of Amazonian leaders. The importance of this program, besides empowering, is to make the Amazonian people have a better quality of life via education without having to migrate to other locations.