In the leadup to the launch of BOLD on Nov. 18th we implemented our first BOLD Action workshop! The United States Embassy, in collaboration with BiH organization, Humanity in Action and U.S. organization, Prismatic, invited 30 young leaders from across BiH to hone their leadership skills in an intensive leadership workshop that was the opening event of the BOLD network.

These young leaders and innovators came together for three days to identify how they would most like to make a difference in their communities.  Under the direction of Humanity in Action and Prismatic, participants brainstormed ideas and crafted action plans in areas where they can make a difference, like education and environmental conservation.  Creativity, teamwork, and talent like this is the foundation of BOLD.  It will drive a vision for sustainable communities across BiH going forward.



The best action plans from the workshop will be pitched at the BOLD launch on Nov. 18th in a pitching competition.  Audiences watching in locations across BiH and the live audience in Sarajevo will vote on the best project and pitch.  The winning group will receive seed money to begin implementing their project.

If you are thinking about how you can make a difference in your community, use these emerging leaders as an example.  They are finding creative ways to solve problems and working together to come up with innovative solutions.  We wish them luck and look forward to hearing about the projects in the future!