In Corporacion Bioparque, nonprofit organization established in Bogota, Colombia, since 2004, our mission is to contribute to communities in the construction of shared visions for the future based in the sustainable development goals, with a holistic and a multiparties approach. 

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Our experience has shown us that the most effective solutions are those that articulate private, public and community actors. Cases handled in all regions of Colombia demonstrate it.

In the central and Amazon regions

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Association of waste pickers of Bogota, 2004:

  • Training program to strengthen the capacities of 20 waste pickers for structuring and developing their own sustainable ventures. Basic elements of administration, accounting records and business models.


Association of Community Action Boards of Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota, 2005-2010:

  • Participatory design, implementation and accompaniment of the First School of New Community Leadership in Ciudad Bolivar.
  • Training of Trainers, digital literacy and community entrepreneurship. Seven hundred social leaders participated in five years.


Communities of the indigenous groups Yagua and Arara of Leticia, Amazonas, 2014-2020:

  • Support in the processes of 'dialogue of knowledges' and paricipatory structuring of an ecotouristic development project.
  • Formulation and co-design with broad participation of traditional indigenous authorities and 'sabedores' of both communities.


Communities under risks of disasters of Locality No. 16 of Soacha, Cundinamarca, 2017:

  • Methodological facilitation of the construction of a shared vision of the future of the communities of eleven neighborhoods. The process allowed them negotiating conditions with the environmental and municipal authorities and with the industries of the area. 

In the Colombian Pacific region

Waste pickers of the landfil 'Basuro de Navarro', Cali, Valle. 2007

  • Support in participatory design and joint structuring of the Social Management Plan for the 686 waste pickers who lived inside the Navarro Landfill, with the responsible public entity with the National Association of Waste Pickers. Living with them was possible to have a psychological and occupational profile of each one of the waste pickers and to look for alternatives for their new reality outside, among companies and institutions. 


Mayor Community Councils Los Delfines, Juradó and Cupica. 2019

  • Support in facilitating the process of construction of a shared vision of the future. 

 

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In the Caribbean region

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Afrodescendant community of VillaGloria, Ciénaga de La Virgen, District of Cartagena de Indias, 2011

  • Support in the construction of a shared vision of the future, following the winter emergency and the floods, to find well-being paths associated with the swamp and the sea. The process originated the VillaGloria Community Sustainable Development Plan. 


Peasant gardeners in the buffer zone of the Isla de Salamanca National Park, Magdalena department, 2015

  • Training and investment program to change habits towards sustainable agriculture practices with 35 gardeners in order to reduce contamination by agrochemicals in the protected area. 

Clams extractors within the Isla de Salamanca National Park, Magdalena department, 2016

  • Process of construction of a new and shared vision of the future income generating activities, and thus avoid conflicts with environmental authorities, in order to reduce the pressure against the Polimesoda Solida endangered species of the region. Included the identificaction of potential markets for the proposed activities.  


Afrodescendant Community Councils of Baru, Ararca, Santana and Playa Blanca, District of Cartagena de Indias, 2017

  • Support in facilitating the construction of a shared vision of the future of the four community councils of the peninsula of Baru. Programs to strengthen their leadership, empathy and negotiation skills. 

 

Our approach

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