PGIS: a tool contributing to the empowerment and governance of communities for the benefit of sustainable development: experience in Colombia

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Presentation by Ligia María Mejia Díaz, M.Sc in environmental planning and watershed management, Research Group of Basins, Tolima University …

Presentation by Ligia María Mejia Díaz, M.Sc in environmental planning and watershed management, Research Group of Basins, Tolima University
Session: Strengthening Grassroots Engagement in ARD Policy Processes
on 5 Nov 2013
ICT4Ag, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • 1. Mejia_ICT4Ag Session 24: Strengthening Grassroots Engagement in Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) Policy Processes
  • 2. Mejia_ICT4Ag PGIS. Tool that contributes to empowerment and governance of communities for the benefit of sustainable development
  • 3. Mejia_ICT4Ag PGIS: EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA Anaime - Chili páramo Complex Delimitation • Facilitators: Watershed Research Group Tolima University • Support: CORTOLIMA, Semillas de Agua • Stakeholder: Anaime – Chili Comunity, civil society, government sector private sector, academy
  • 4. Mejía_ICT4Ag Localization of study area • • • • South America Colombia Tolima Departament Cordillera Central: Buffer betwen Los Nevados and Las Hermosas Parks • Anaime – Chili Paramo • Area: 57197 has
  • 5. Mejia_ICT4Ag Anaime –Chili Paramo
  • 6. Mejía_ICT4Ag
  • 7. Mejía_ICT4Ag PGIS. METHODOLOGY > Empowerment, governance
  • 8. Mejía_ICT4Ag Key Take-Aways • PGIS is a functional tool which contributes to the empowerment and governance in communities that have been marginalized in decision-making concerning the development of a region. • PGIS optimizes planning, spatializes agricultural and livestock activities in a region, in line with sustainable development, providing validity to the process. • PGIS can recover and preserve the history and traditions of the communities, both in the productive sector, and cultural.
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