21 September 2023 Colombia

From and for youth: Young leaders from the Amazon outline their priorities

After participating in a youth exchange in June 2023, youth leaders from the Amazonia in Bolivia, Colombia and Suriname proposed three strategic actions to be included in programmes in the region. The actions relate to knowledge, inclusion and incidence and well-being.

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01 September 2023 Colombia

How are local communities preparing for energy transition

The course "Challenges and opportunities in energy transition and the autonomy of communities in Caquetá" began a few days ago in Florencia. This initiative gathers 18 organizations and communities from the region. Almost 30 persons from different municipalities, including campesino and indigenous representatives, as well as women, youths, students and LGBTIQ movements participated in this dialogue.

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14 August 2023 Colombia

Photography Contest: Young Views of the Amazon

We invite you to participate in the first edition of Young views of the Amazon, a photography contest directed to young people between 14 and 23 years old living in the Amazon region in Colombia.

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09 August 2023 Colombia

Living in La Cristalina and the colonization of the Guaviare department

The National Natural Park Chiribiquete, located between the Guaviare and Caquetá departments, is also affected by deforestation and the increase of cattle rearing. We know it is the largest park in Colombia but many people live in its area of influence even if it is far away from urban centers and cities. This location is currently undergoing many rapid changes thanks to extractive economies.

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11 July 2023 Colombia

Yuruparí Youths: A Strategy to Consolidate Cultural Identity

What social problems must be faced by the young in the low Caquetá River area? What are their concerns in their life projects? What are the topics that call their attention and what do they want to strenghten? These are a few of the questions proposed in the participative diagnostic of the project «Yuruparí Youths».

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05 July 2023 Colombia

Creative labs to strengthen schools in Calamar

In order to include studies about the territory in schools, Tropenbos Colombia has been promoting meetings to discuss, give feedback and enhance creativity among teachers in the municipality of Calamar, Guaviare. Through this mechanism we aim to invite teachers to think of their classrooms as situated in a specific territory, to use the forests, rivers and farms as part of their classrooms and to make of schools a platform to transmit local and traditional knowledge.

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