Colombia

Social appropriation of the monitoring and restoration strategies in Calamar

Tropenbos Colombia has designed a methodological strategy to strengthen the sociocultural aspects of the monitoring and restoration processes carried out by WWF in Calamar. The implementation began on April 2021; at least 10 workshops have taken place so far. We can already see some changes among the relationship between the community and the forest.

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Colombia

Strengthening the relationships in the macro-territory of the low Caquetá River region: Articulating generations through oral traditions and art

This project promotes the inter-generational transmission of knowledge and the exploration of the sense of belonging to the territory and the local culture through artistic projects proposed by the young indigenous men and women living in the AIPEA (Association of Indigenous Authorities of Pedrera, Amazonas) region.

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Colombia

Alternative pedagogical approaches in the dry tropical forest

The dry tropical forest in the Caribbean region is one of the most scarce and threatened ecosystems in Colombia. In the past years, many strategies have attempted its restoration and conservation. Today, TBI Colombia is working on how to approach the threats and the proper management of this ecosystem in the local educational system.

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Colombia

Intangible Cultural Heritage: capacity building, implementation of safeguarding strategies and protecting sacred sites

Recent legislation in Colombia based on the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage has made the rescue of intangible cultural expressions a priority in the country. Safeguarding cultural manifestations implies an integral understanding of communities, territories and the interaction between cultural agents. TBI Colombia’s experience with local communities has been key in the implementation of this policy with the Ministry of Culture.

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Colombia

Integral Strategy for the Strengthening of Social Capacity in the Management of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Public policies generated from the perspective of institutions tend to be presented to citizens as formal frameworks making the appropriation of the same difficult in a diverse country like Colombia. The comprehension and understanding of a public policy like the Intangible Cultural Heritage implies the development of participative dialogue processes to explore the social, cultural, organizational and economic situation of the different regions.

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