What is the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth / Sowing Our Knowledge programme?
- A catalyst for change.
- A two years’ pilot plan across three countries to explore new ways local culture can improve life, socially and economically.
The programme develops from our “Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth” report, which is a new way of research to put in practice the United Kingdom and other sources of know-how.
The implementation proposes in the three participating countries – Colombia, Kenya and Vietnam- is different because every focus is unique and relevant for the particular context and location.
The Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth (CH4IG) programme in Colombia “Sowing Our Knowledge” aims to promote the development of strategies and welfare to ensure the sustainable safeguard of the culture and ways of life. We work along with valuable partners such as Fundacion Etnollano, Asociacion Teje Teje and Cabildo Indigena de Guambia.
Where do we work?
What is our goal?
We seek to promote the knowledge transmission from elders to youngest generations and strengthen the cultural heritage and ways of living so they can compete in a globalised world without putting in danger their worldview. We work under the base of respecting the traditional manners and territories seeking to accompany the communities improving their handcrafting quality, traditional recipes and environmental knowledge, so they can become active agents of cultural safeguarding and culture sustainability.
Based on four participative working areas:
- Material and Inmaterial Cultural Heritage strengthen.
- Creative Economy promotion.
- Design plans for Sustainability Tourism.
- Allies and Partners strategy.
With which indigenous peoples do we work with?
We work with the Yaruro and Cuiba people in Caño Mochuelo (Casanare), with the Puinave’s at the Resguardo Bachaco-Buenavista (Guainia), with the Piaroa’s at the Resguardo Gran Selva Matavén (Vichada), with the Misak’s at the Resguardo Guambia (Cauca) and the Ette Ennaka’s in Nara Kajmanta settlement and the Resguardo Issa Oristunna (Magdalena). We have defined with each one of the six indigenous people the components to strengthen their cultural heritage related to their worldview and traditional knowledge. The participative process is developed under the current normative framework and each community’s laws promoting the safeguarding of culture and traditions.