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Intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and construction of peace environments in Colombia's post-agreements

Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

Implemented by the Fundación Universidad del Norte, this fourteen-month project aims to utilize intangible cultural heritage as a basis for resilience, reconciliation and reintegration in Colombia’s Guajira Department, Conejo village, home to the Pondores ETCR – a temporary shelter for ex-combatants and their families during their transition to civilian life. The project responds to the third point of the Peace Agreement betw›››

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Safeguarding of the traditional knowledge for the protection of sacred natural sites in the territory of the Jaguars of Yuruparí, Vaupés Province, Colombia

  • Financial assistance:
    • US$ 25,000 granted in 2017
  • Dates of implementation:
    • 01/06/2017 - 28/02/2018
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Benefitting country(ies): Colombia

Overview:

The project is aimed at safeguarding the knowledge associated with the stewardship of sacred sites of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí settled in the Pirá Paraná River, in south-eastern Colombia. Inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011, their traditional knowledge is an organic system that seeks to maintain the balance between humans and nature. A›››


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