On December 1, Geoversity was awarded in Panama by the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) with the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Seal of Good Practices in the Ecosystem and Sustainable Future category for our work with the Mamoní Valley Preserve over more than 20 years.
This highest recognition in Panama was given for our work in the protection and restoration of the tropical forest in 4,800 hectares, almost half of the upper Mamoní/Madroño river basin, where we run our transformative leadership training programs and applied scientific research with children, youth, indigenous communities, business executives, mentors, national and international entrepreneurs to create the critical mass we need to regenerate a healthier relationship with our planet. The preserve is a model of conservation and sustainability.
The SDGs Seal of Good Practices is the acceleration tool for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in Panama, which recognizes the commitment of organizations—private, social, academic and local governments—in advancing and consolidating the Sustainable Development Goals.
The jury consisted of representatives from UN Environment, the Ministry of Environment, the Water Resources Authority and the Ministry of Housing and Land Management.