We are very excited to announce that we have appointed Laura Daniela Gómez from Colombia as our newest Capacity Development Manager. In her role, Daniela will provide technical support and be a fundamental part of implementing actions within our Capacity Development strategies. She started working with us early this September.
Capacity Development Manager role
Earlier this July, we launched a call for applications for our Capacity Development manager position. As we grow our capacity-building efforts through YOURS Academy and our Capacity Development Sessions, the newest post will add additional support to our work of empowering youth leaders to take action on road safety needs through road safety education.
The new position also entails supporting and guiding team members and youth leaders to develop training curriculums, manuals, modules, and relevant guidelines for project-based capacity development needs.
The call for applications invited professionals from around the world to apply and after a thorough recruitment process, we accepted Daniela for the role.
Meet our new manager
Daniela has been with us since the 2nd World Youth Assembly which happened on February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was one of the youth delegates who attended and was the first prize winner of our Impact Generator Challenge.
She was one of the first members of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and has gone on to win two consecutive Local Actions, write the SDG 5 Policy Brief as an SDG Champion, and lead the Youth Coalition as a member of the Youth Leadership Board.
Daniela has also worked as a project manager of Despacio, a research center based in Bogota, Colombia that promotes the quality of life by creating humane, friendly, and sustainable cities.
On joining the YOURS Team, Dani shares, “Being part of the Capacity Development Team is a unique opportunity! For the last few years, I've been following up on the wonderful work that YOURS does on road safety and promoting meaningful youth participation, and now I'm happy to say I'm part of the staff. I look forward to contributing to the organization with all my creativity and commitment, creating useful tools not only for young leaders but also for decision-makers.”
Welcome to the team, Dani!