Finally we want to present you our final report that compiles the work we did with four communities of the comuna 6 of Cartagena de Indias. Theses 484 pages explain the colective diagnostic discoveries and the risk reduction poposals of the comunities, with the legal and situational context of the risk management in Cartagena ans some recomendations for the public entities.
We have done presentations to every one of these entities, to this work to be integrated in the public policies, and we are proud to have accompaniated thes communities in this process.
We want to than every one who helped us in this project that would have to be impossible without yout,
See you soon et take care,
Architect and Project Director
After finishing the first phase of the project, that it's to say the participatory workshops in 4 neighborhoods of Cartagena de Indias, with your support and the Grupo Social Fundation's support, we start the second and the third phase.
In fact, we realize at the end of the workshops that the community cannot act without the public entities and that we had to work to reach the articulation between the community and the authorities.
That is why we decide, in a second phase, to program others 3 work reunions with the 4 comunities we work with to specify the work in order to redact a document that explains all the process, the discoveries and the proposition of risk reduction solutions made by the communities. This document has already 425 pages and it will be publicated at the beginning of the month of juli, very soon !
With this document, we start the third phase, that is the presentation to the competent entities and works reunions with them to find posibilities of articulation between them and the communities. We already present this work to : Secretaria de Planeacion, OAGRD, EPA, CORVIVIENDA, Cooperacion Internacional, Valorizacion Distrital, Gerencia de Espacio Publico, Aguas de Cartagena, Afinia, PACARIBE, and we have programmed presentations with CARDIQUE, Alcaldia Local y Secretaria de Infraestructura.
The objective of this phase is that the empirical knowledge of the community could be integrated in the actualization of very important plans for the city like the Urbanistic Devlopment Plan (POT), the Risk Managment Plan (PDGRD) or the Climate Adaptation Plan (Plan 4C-PIGCC), for the public policies to be adaptaded to the reality of these neighborhoods. Another objective also is that the propositions of risk reduction solutions could be considerated and integrated in action plans of the diferent public entites, to overcome the lack of knowledge and action in this area.
Risk reduction workshops
During the course of the current year, risk management workshops have been held in specific areas of the city of Cartagena, where we have noticed that in winter times, due to the characteristics of the area, they suffer from phenomena such as floods, thus reaching neighborhoods corresponding to the Unit Government Community #6 where we enter the neighborhoods of Nuevo Paraiso, Fredonia, El Pozon and Olaya Herrera.
In each of the previously mentioned neighborhoods, the methodology of 3 workshops was proposed and in case we find a community interested in continuing with the process, there is the possibility of holding more workshops. We then have workshops organized as follows:
1. the first, which is a presentation of the global and local context of risk management and an exercise in collective memory of the neighborhood
2.The second, which is a collective diagnosis of risks.
3. The third, which will be focused on the formulation of solutions to respond to the vulnerabilities that have already been identified.
Also, as we believe that it is important to know and recognize the space where we are intervening, we propose an intermediate route after the first workshop to get to know the neighborhood, to know the houses, the materiality, the vulnerabilities that we find but also areas that could be profitable, always thinking about projects. possible that we can develop from the community to begin to mitigate the risk. We have always done this tour hand in hand with the leaders of the community to learn directly from them the reality.
So far we have already completed approximately 12 participatory workshops in the UCG6 where many of the leaders have asked us to accompany them in different processes. We are also proposing the development of other workshops in various areas of Cartagena to impact more communities, we continue working to mitigate risk in our city.
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