19 October 2015 Colombia

Recognition to the dialogue of knowledge

Carlos Rodriguez, TBI Colombia’s program director, received a tribute during the IV Latin American Ethnobiology Congress “Weaving the Memory and the Biocultural Future of Latin America and the Caribbean”, and the V Colombian Ethnobiology Congress “Singing, Narrating, and Healing: the Biocultural Memory of Colombia”, which took place in Popayán, Colombia from 28 September to 2 October, 2015.

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02 October 2015 Colombia

Identifying, documenting and managing manifestations of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in rural communities

A large set of publications about the “Immaterial Cultural Heritage from the local perspective” is now available. It reflects the work done by TBI Colombia and the Ministry of Culture to strengthen the intangible cultural heritage policy in different rural areas.

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07 August 2015 Colombia

Women who embroider and cultivate from the rural area El Mortiño

We document local knowledge, cultivate orchids, embroider our biodiversity and take care of our community’s health.

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03 August 2015 Colombia

The radio from a youth perspective

Using the radio as a means to communicate ideas about the paramo, a group of young people from the rural school of Ferralarada (IED Ferralarada) and the local knowledge holders from the National Natural Park Chingaza (PNN Chingaza) created a series of programmes called Somos Monteluna: these are the voices and stories of the Chingaza páramo. The series of programmes have interviews, reports, stories, and songs which include local testimonies and voices.

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22 June 2015 Colombia

Exploring the páramo ecosystem from schools

Schools can play an important role as a space to gather and develop knowledge related to the páramo ecosystem and climate change. This recommendation has been given by the project Communities in the páramos in Colombia.

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05 January 2015 Colombia

Prince Claus award for Abel Rodríguez is a recognition of the value of traditional knowledge

The principal Prins Claus award given to the Colombian artist and plant expert Abel Rodríguez is a recognition of the value of traditional knowledge for the conservation of the culture and habitat of indigenous communities. According to Tropenbos International, the organization that supported the work of Rodríguez, the award contributes to the self-esteem of, often marginalized, indigenous communities in the Amazon region and strengthens their role in the conservation of forests.

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