Colombia and Honduras Work Together on Educational Issues

first_imgBy Colombian War College December 29, 2016 Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, president of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE, per its Spanish acronym), and Brigadier General Jorge Arnoldo Fuentes Hernández, provost of Honduras’s Defense University, signed an academic cooperation agreement between both educational institutions in late November. The agreement was formalized on the principles of alignment and mutual support between the two Latin American countries. The joint effort calls for student and teacher exchanges, sharing scientific research, and other activities of common interest that may allow for the best use of human talent, infrastructure, and teamwork in educational, training, and specialization programs. It also deals with the exchange of information about graduate programs and the development of joint research projects and activities that may contribute to solving their shared national defense and security issues. In the official ceremony, the president of ESDEGUE recalled the transnational realities and threats common to the region, and emphasized the need to join forces to confront them. “No one is able to solve these problems alone. That is why we need each other,” he said. The provost of Honduras’s Defense University celebrated the signing of the cooperation agreement and highlighted the vast experience Colombia has in the field. “We know that accords are needed with other countries that are much more developed than Honduras. That is why this accord with Colombia is needed,” he stated. The mission of Honduras’s Defense University is to provide training and specialization to professionals in the military, aeronautical, and naval sciences, and to develop their leadership, technical, educational and administrative capabilities. It also includes providing them with a solid ethical and moral formation that will allow them to plan the defense of their homeland, the strengthening of their state, and the peace and stability of their democracy. The Colombian War College provides an interdisciplinary educational approach to training military strategy leaders, as well as national and international civilian leaders to face security and defense challenges.last_img read more

Inside Marketing: 6 free tools to help your credit union’s media efforts

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sites and apps to help you design, curate content, tweet, monitor mentions and connect with Mike LawsonIt’s no secret that credit unions have been receiving some mighty fine press the past couple of years – due in part to consumers’ growing distaste for banks. But aside from that, it didn’t just happen by itself. Credit unions have performed well, getting their names in the news consistently–even on bigger networks like CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc.How can credit union marketers keep this momentum going in 2015 – and then some? Consistent pitches delivering educational and compelling messages that solve a persistent problem are key. Certain tools can help marketers maintain or even exceed 2014’s performance.Check out these six, which can greatly assist any credit union marketer’s ventures to garner increased media coverage in 2015.1. Canva — Canva is a relatively new design tool that has received rave reviews from marketers in many industries. It gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into cool designs. You can create designs for Web or print – including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and a bunch more. It’s a tool that makes design simple for everyone. And, best of all, Canva is free to use. continue reading »last_img read more