Dialogue and Information Platform for the Colombian Amazon

The Amazonian rainforest is one of the world’s biggest diversity hotspots. At the same time, the region also has an immense capacity to act as a carbon sink. The project strengthed REDD+ activities conducted by the national government and international donors in the Colombian Amazon. This magnified their positive effects for protecting the climate and biodiversity. The project was also setting up a REDD+ dialogue and information platform for a number of regions. The platform is managed by civil-society actors and supported by local authorities. At the heart of the platform is an information system that provides information about policy initiatives, projects and development programmes run by government agencies and NGOs. The work of these actors was extended and improved by multi-stakeholder meetings, as well as education and training courses for participants.

Project data

IKI funding
1,263,152.00 €
05/2016 till 03/2021
Implementing organisation
Climate Focus B.V. - Netherlands
Political Partner
  • Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the North and East Amazon (CDA) - Colombia
  • Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon (CORPOAMAZONIA)
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
Implementing Partner
  • Fundación Natura - Colombia

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.
  • Successful setup of the functional structure of the Dialogue and Information Platform (PID), including the creation of a secretariat, a pro-bono advisory board, and a guidance manual.
  • More than 250 documents, 180 articles and 110 podcast episodes available for download on the PID.
  • Mapped over 400 actors and 450 projects on the PID
  • Steady increase of the outreach in social media (more than 60,000 people / month).
  • Multi-stakeholder consultations and capacity building through 34 meetings and 22 workshops, 2 forums and 17 videoconferences in the three project focus areas Caquetá, Guaviare and Bogotá and social media channels.
  • Jointly with Sinfonía Trópico, several scientific and artistic processes were developed in Mitú (Vaupés). More than 300 youth leaders participated under the guidance of 15 local and national artists (see video in the IKI infotheque).
  • Launch and constant update of the PID website that functions as a search engine where interested parties can find contact information of actors and initiatives currently implemented in the Colombian Amazon. It also contains events, links of interest and a glossary. PID website has over 7,000 page views on average per month.

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