Blanca Garcia, WCI Executive Director Awards Program

BA (Soc) ; BEd (Edu);  MSc (Dev)  & PhD (Dev) University of Manchester, UK.
Dr. Blanca Garcia is an interdisciplinary Human Resources Developer dedicated to the facilitation, creation and Development Policy research of knowledge-generative networks that engage people at the city-region level. She works as a Researcher in the Public Policy Department of the Northern Borderlands Research College (COLEF) in the research unit based in Monterrey, Mexico.  She joined the World Capital Institute (WCI) in 2007, as a member of the Executive Board of Directors, in the capacity of Awards Programme Executive Director. In such capacity, she manages the KBD international consultation exercise known as MAKCi Awards (Most Admired Knowledge City Awards) held on an annual basis. Blanca is also a member of the Executive Board of the Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) that convenes the Summit in host cities around the globe.

Blanca works under the flag of Knowledge City schemes, focusing in city-region initiatives triggered by social learning in networks as one of the key processes that spear up knowledge-based development (KBD) in urban contexts. She has contributed with Knowledge-Cities case studies for a number of publications, as well as with knowledge facilitation case studies relevant to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for institutional development. 

Affiliation
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. (COLEF)
277, Tecnicos. Col. Tecnologico.
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
C.P. 64700. MEXICO.
Tel: +52.81.8387 5027
Fax: +52.81.8387.4645
Institutional contacts: www.colef.mx,   bgarcia@colef.mx ; blanca@worldcapitalinstitute.org