Universidad de los Andes and the Master's in Management and Development Practice are launching a competition to select partners with whom to develop proposals for intervention in their territories within the context of sustainable development. 


Each organization will have a group of MA students working continuously to promote, consolidate and strengthen the organizations and their intervention. We invite third sector organisations, grassroots organizations, companies based within their areas of corporate social responsibility, and PPPs to participate.

Applications to join us as MDP partners will be received until 14 September at 5:00 p.m. applicants will be highly motivated organizations willing to work as part of a team to further the students' academic training and receive high-value products from the MA to improve and strengthen their interventions. 

The partners selected will have the capacity to accompany are work in conjunction with the students for two years, deliver the necessary information and attend two virtual informative meetings and two meetings at the university to present the advances and results of the work of the MDP. They will also have the appropriate infrastructure and logistics to implement two field trips for students for 20 calendar days. 

The competition is open to legal personalities with a minimum of three years' in-field experience and a commitment to the country's sustainable development.

Organizational commitment

The MDP programme has been designed by the Earth Institute and Columbia University to train leaders of sustainable development and agents of development. To do so, it includes a practical and experiential exercise which students must become involved in throughout the programme. Its fundamental purpose is to provide organisations, which share the vision for the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals in their territories, with the knowledge, capacity and skills of the professors and students.


Important dates

Beginning of the call

July 27

End of the call

September 14

Virtual meeting with the academic coordinator for the MDP (meeting time to be arranged)

July 27, august 17, and September 7

Delivery of complete documentation 

September 29


All the selected organisations must attend a workshop at Universidad de los Andes campus with MDP professors on the 11th of January 2019 at 7:00 am