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Four projects were recognized during the ceremony for the seventh edition of the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development in Venezuela, held November 7. The institutions Venezuela Central, Táchira National Experimental, Zulia University, Los Andes University and Sur del Lago National Experimental University were honored for presenting innovative and sustainable projects, with a strong potential to be reapplied and put to practice. 

In all, 104 students took part in this edition. “Each one of the winning proposals are ideas that offer answers to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (17 SDGs) that are included on the global development agenda over the next 15 years," emphasized Marcelo Colavolpe, Senior Officer of Odebrecht in the country.

The event included participation by Geovanni Siem, Professor and Director of the Experimental Construction Development Institute, associated with the School of Architecture and City Planning at Central University of Venezuela. On the occasion, Siem led a conference about the 17 SDGs within the university, explaining how the colleges can be incubators of socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.