Indigenous and afro-descendant women conserving biodiversity in north-western Colombia - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Indigenous and afro-descendant women conserving biodiversity in north-western Colombia

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

The project will maintain biodiversity features in the northwestern part of Colombia (Chocó and Antioquia Dept), where diverse conservation figures interact: land of indigenous ethnic and Afro groups, the System of National Parks and other protected Areas of regional character, which are seriously threatened by various mining projects. It will focus on environmental land planning of indigenous reserves and their life plans and the implementation of sustainable production processes led by women, looking for the recovery of traditional knowledge. The project will also seek to strengthen partnerships with afro-colombian territories to improve management of the ethnic protected areas, while coordinating with national protected areas, to generate effective actions and conservation policies

State of implementation/results

  • Implementation of first coordination meetings with representatives of various project communities
  • Implementation of a meeting aimed at strengthening stakeholders involved with ethnic conservation areas (indigenous and black communities’ authorities, partner institutions)

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas y Autoridades Tradicionales de Antioquia – OIA

Partner institution(s):
  • Organisation of the Indigenous People of Antioquia (OIA) - Colombia, Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, The Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) - Peru

BMU grant:
961.332,00 €

06/2019  till  12/2021

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