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Building Community Cohesion through Participatory Planning and Cultural Industries: Case Study from Cauca, Colombia

Thursday, December 6, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Speakers

Gerard Martin
,
Colombia Program, Georgetown University, USAID-ADAM Program

Alvaro Montilla
, Director, Escuela Taller Popayan

Escuela Taller Popayan provides training for youths, women and disadvantaged citizens in traditional cultural industries across the rural landscape of Colombia, a country ravaged by conflict. 

The Colombia Program is part of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the Edmund A. Walsh School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The Program is country oriented, but has strong thematic interests that are explored from a comparative point of view. These thematic areas are: Local Governance, Intermediate Level of Government, Security Sector Reform, Representative and Participatory Democracy, Local Economic Development, Afro Colombian Issues, and Comparative Analysis.

The main project the Colombia Program is involved in is with the USAID/ADAM Program (Areas for Municipal-level Alternative Development). The ADAM program, in conjunction with Acción Social (Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación) and DNP (National Planning Department) is working in 100 municipalities spread throughout the country.

The components Georgetown University provides technical assistance on are in particular: Strengthening of City Councils and CCSC (culture, coexistence and citizen security). Through each of these areas, the Colombia Program's work contributes to the overall vision of the USAID/ADAM program in creating a more peaceful country through focused alternative development programs.

Fundacion Escuela Taller de Popayan  PDF 2.42 MB

Projecto Plaza de la Convivencia Vereda el Carmelo, Departamento del Cauca  PDF 1.94 MB Spanish   

Projecto Parque Regional el Obeslico, El Tambo, Cauca  PDF 2.42 MB Spanish
 

Centro Historico Popayan  PDF 6.96 MB Spanish




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