We drive change by forming a community of Central American intersectoral leaders to help transform the region.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP
Human problems were created by us, therefore they require solutions by humans - solutions by leaders driven by values and community, rather than ego and self-interest.
Authentic, values-driven leaders make a significant impact on their communities and society when they are activated..
We need more values-driven leaders to step forward and work together to address the major challenges we are facing today. But we cannot wait for these leaders to emerge on their own. We need to develop them, now.
Rodrigo Tona is a Class 14 CALI Fellow, who serves as INnovalab’s CEO, an innovation laboratory in El Salvador dedicated to cultivating the regional innovation ecosystem and promoting high-value businesses. His team facilitates connections among academia, government, and investment capital
Eduardo Tabush is a CALI Fellow, Class 5, from Guatemala. He is the founder and CEO of Urbana Housing Fund, with the mission of generating a broad supply of sustainable and affordable housing in cities across Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The first eight projects in the four largest cities
Kristin Van Busum is a CALI Fellow, Class 15. She left Boston in 2014 to make a lasting impact on the lives of coffee farmers in Nicaragua. An encounter with a 12-year-old girl named Ana led to the birth of Project Alianza, devoted to bringing literacy and hope to the most impoverished regions
Mirei Endara de Heras is a CALI Fellow, Inaugural Class, from Panama. She has dedicated her career to addressing environmental challenges, ranging from establishing the Nature Conservancy in Panama to serving as the first Minister of the Environment. Mirei founded Marea Verde in partnership with her community