12 February 2013

Join Me for a Conversation with Sergio Fajardo, Governor of Antioquia, Colombia

**Shameless self promotion alert**

In October, Beyond Access presented a unique event where we discussed practical solutions to development challenges and witnessed how public libraries around the world are supporting development goals through information access, knowledge and community partnership.

On Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm, Beyond Access presents a follow-up event with Governor Sergio Fajardo of Antioquia, Colombia. Governor Fajardo will discuss his development plan “Antioquia: the Most Educated.”

Under his leadership as mayor of Medellin from 2004-2007, the city was transformed from a hub of violence into a model of education reform and good governance. Governor Fajardo pioneered methods of citizen participation, inclusive education and budget transparency for government in Colombia for the first time. Now, as Governor of the state of Antioquia, he works to build on the lessons of that experience at scale.

A cornerstone of this strategy to engage disenfranchised citizens is a network of modern public library parks, where city services are made accessible to those who needed them most. This rethinking of social inclusion using public spaces is now being replicated throughout Latin America.

In a conversation moderated by international development journalist Tom Murphy of A View from the Cave, Governor Fajardo joins us to discuss his approach toward civic transformation.
Lunch will be provided.

Register here

Date - 26 Feb 2013
Time - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.