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Colombian Changemakers Awards 2024: Celebrating the spirit of Colombia in the UK

June 4

Invitation only

This year, we would like to honour and celebrate the talent, dedication and impact of the most remarkable Colombians ns in the UK. The Colombian Changemaker Awards recognises those who are making a significant impact in Colombia whilst living abroad. 

This gala event is more than just an award ceremony. It is a tribute to the exceptional commitment of Colombians in the UK who have excelled in areas including the arts, academia, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. 

Through these awards, we seek to recognise and celebrate people who are actively contributed to the social progress of Colombia. 

Recognising the diverse achievements of Colombians in the UK

This event will honour distinguished leaders in six distinct categories. Each category reflects the diverse ways that  Colombians are making a mark on the global stage. 

I. Cultural Changemaker:
 celebrating a standout figure in the arts who has enhanced the cultural dialogue between the UK and Colombia.

II. Academic Changemaker: celebrating those who have forged intellectual and cultural connections.

III. Impactful Leader Changemaker: recognising a leader who has used their influence to strengthen ties and contribute significantly to Colombia’s development. 

IV. Entrepreneurship Changemaker: honouring a business leader for their entrepreneurial success and economic connections.

V. British Changemaker: celebrating a British individual who has played a pivotal role in building bridges between the UK and Colombia.

VI. Lifetime Changemaker Award: honouring a Colombian who has lived in the UK for decades and has shown an exceptional level of commitment to their homeland.

Inspiring Colombians in the UK

The Colombian Changemakers Awards seek to recognise and celebrate those who have not only achieved personal success but have also actively contributed to the social progress of Colombia. 

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the awards, the Colombian Changemakers Awards aspire to inspire the Colombian community in the UK. By showcasing the successes of their peers, these awards aim to encourage ongoing innovation, commitment, and service towards Colombia. We believe that these stories will spark new initiatives and collaborations that will strengthen the ties between Colombia and the UK.

This event is not only a recognition of what has been accomplished but also an inspiration for what can be achieved when Colombians come together, driven by their enduring spirit of perseverance and community service.
Join us in shining a light on those who lead by example and make us proud to call ourselves Colombians.

The jury

In collaboration with the Anglo Colombian Society and the Colombian Consulate, Children Change Colombia (CCC) conducted a thorough search for outstanding Colombians in the United Kingdom across various fields. With the support of other organisations and friends from the Colombian Embassy and alumni societies of Colombian Universities we discovered remarkable individuals. These fields became the categories for the Colombian Changemakers Awards 2024.

The Jury, which joins us in celebrating the talent, dedication, and impact of the Colombians nominated for these Awards, considered three evaluation criteria to select the winners in each category. First, the overall impact of each person through their project. Second, their commitment to Colombia. And third, their potential for inspirational leadership.

The jury was composed of Carolina Giraldo, Chair of the Board of Trustees of CCC; Felipe Alviar-Baquero and Richard McColl, also members of the CCC Board of Trustees; and Yvonne Velásquez, Co-Chair of the Anglo Colombian Society.

The experience of selecting just a few among such an inspiring group of Colombians, whose stories and projects continue to positively transform Colombia, has allowed us to appreciate and value the great work they do every day. 

For more information, contact [email protected].

Want to make an impact?

It’s thanks to our supporters and fundraisers that we can make such a profound impact on the lives of thousands of children and communities in Colombia. 

Find out about the ways that you can get involved to help build a brighter future for generations to come. 


June 4
Invitation only
Event Category:


London, United Kingdom


Children Change Colombia

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