15 April 2013 Colombia

Recovering the ancestral interpretation of the Amazon territory

Indigenous communities and territory come together as one, but the relationship implies a variety of visions and interpretations. From a traditional point of view, the territory is multidimensional: it considers not only the physical-geographical area or the political-administrative dimensions, but it also includes the shamanic, mythological and inter-ethnic aspects. These are some of the elements that TBI Colombia recovers in the publication Traditional cartography of the Yucuna-Matapí: The knowledge and management of the traditional territory.

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04 April 2013 Colombia

Compiling knowledge for the strengthening of the Awá people

After a successful consultation process with the organisations that comprise the Great Awá family, Tropenbos International (TBI) Colombia provided the basis for a historical survey strategy and the strengthening of their traditional knowledge.

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07 March 2013 Colombia

Gold mining activities big threat for local communities in the Colombian Amazon

Gold mining activities are a real threat for the local communities in the Colombian Amazon according to the report “Mining from a local perspective” compiled by Tropenbos International Colombia. This document gathers more than 40 testimonies of local communities regarding the impact of mining activities in their territories.

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19 December 2012 Colombia

Biological and cultural diversity: keys to climate change adaptation

Climate change adaptation seen from various perspectives such as the one of ethnic and peasants groups, the academy, communities and the institutions can contribute to the development of local productive projects that address the threats of climate change, or to the recognition of traditional knowledge as a means to adapt. This was the main issue during the multi-stakeholder dialogue: “Biological and cultural diversity: keys to climate change adaptation”, which was held on 8 and 9 November 2012 and organized by Tropenbos International Colombia under the framework of the project “The climate is changing and you can too” developed in cooperation with IUCN and SPDA.

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06 December 2012 Colombia

Local Knowledge and Territories of Life

The role of institutions in the strengthening and the recognition of local knowledge, as well as the need to develop social projects that promote the autonomy of communities and participative research methodologies were the main issues discussed during the event “Local Knowledge and Territories of Life”.

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18 September 2012 Colombia

Closing Event: Intercultural Education in the SENA: Advancements and Challenges in the Attention of Ethnic Communities

Since 2008, Tropenbos International and SENA jointly implemented the project “Training in environmental management and sustainable production chains” (2008-2012). The project provided SENA with knowledge, tools and trained staff on intercultural capacity building related to environmental management and sustainable production chains. The closing event “Intercultural Education in the SENA: Advancements and Challenges in the Attention of Ethnic Communities” of this NUFFIC funded project took place in Bogota on July 7 and 8, 2012.

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