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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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03 November 2011 Colombia

Commemoration of the International Year of Forests 2011

Tropenbos International Colombia has joined the celebration of the International Year of Forests participating in various activities promoted by the environmental sector. At these events TBI Colombia has shared its experience on indigenous forest management.

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02 January 2011 Colombia

Knowledge Dialogue in BIOEXPO 2010

From 18-24 November, Tropenbos International Colombia participated in the event BIOEXPO 2010 through the construction of a “maloca”, a traditional house and meeting place of the indigenous people of the Amazon. The maloca served as a place for a knowledge based dialogue on climate change, indigenous territories and natural resource management among different indigenous communities of Colombia and other countries of Latin America.

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06 June 2010 Colombia

Economy and Environmental Services in Indigenous and Afro-descendent communities: the local point of view

As part of the results of the cooperation agreement signed between TBI Colombia and Patrimonio Natural Fund for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas, on 16 and 17 June 2010 a roundtable discussion was carried out under the title ‘Economy and Environmental Services in Indigenous and Afro-descendent communities: the local point of view’.

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