In Cartagena de Indias, the most vulnerable populations such as Afro-descendants, indigenous people, and migrants are concentrated in the areas with the highest natural risks, having the highest levels of poverty in the city. Through participatory workshops, we seek to increase the resilience capacity of these communities, so that they are not so affected by catastrophic events and that they can recover better, through community risk maps, reinforcement of homes and greater awareness of risk.
The neighborhoods most exposed to risks are the neighborhoods with the highest concentration of vulnerable people, in situations of poverty and social segregation. However, public investments for risk mitigation are directed towards the tourist, industrial and port sectors, forgetting about these neighborhoods, which are the ones that suffer the most from catastrophic events. If an event occurs, these communitieswill have a hard time recovering, plunging into even more difficult conditions.
Through participatory workshops focused on risks, it seeks to generate community reflection on the subject, with the aim of creating awareness of risk and finding collective solutions for its prevention and mitigation, at the neighborhood and housing level. This knowledge will allow communities to be less affected by an event and to be more resilient.
These community reflections will allow communities to become more resilient and sensitized to the issue, with homes more resistant to events of natural or socio-natural origin. Other communities who want to replicate the process may also be interested, and thus have an even greater impact.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).