Dec 6, 2023

SLI Awards for Project to Ensure Democratic Elections in Costa Rica

The Sylff Association Secretariat is pleased to announce a recent recipient of a Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI) award. SLI supports Sylff fellows’ initiatives to change society for the better with awards of up to US$10,000.

The winner, chosen from among many applicants, is Mauricio Artiñano.

Artiñano, center in first row, wearing black jacket, with the project members.

Since completing his master’s in public affairs at Princeton University, Mauricio Artiñano has served in various countries as a member of United Nations Peacekeeping Operation, most recently completing a six-year assignment as part of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

His SLI project aims to promote democratic election practices for the nationwide municipal elections to be held in 2024 in Costa Rica. To accomplish this, Artiñano will lead an ethical pact movement that will be implemented by youth volunteers.

Congratulations to Mauricio Artiñano on winning the award. We are looking forward to supporting many more social initiatives that can lead to positive change in society.