Background and objectives:
Bogotá has almost seven million inhabitants. The management of the urban environment, worsened by migration and forced displacement, is a key priority requiring urgent action. The need for collaboration and civic pacts with a strategic vision of local development demands participatory processes and strengthened coordination between citizens and territorial authorities. This had led the local administration to define the development of Local Environmental Agendas as one of its key priorities. The objectives of the project were to bring together efforts to give support to 20 districts and launch inter-institutional and participatory instruments and processes for the implementation of the Habitat and Environmental Sustainability Policy.
The main activities included:
- Designing activities to foster new civic and institutional know-how.
- Executing events/workshops on Environmental Participatory Planning.
- Disseminate key aspects of the civic and institutional analysis and to initiate a process of sensitization.
- Conducting a formative process for identifying environmental conflicts, facilitating their peaceful resolution and promoting environmental rights.
- Organizing capacity building workshops and production of planning instruments.
- Establishment of working groups.
The results achieved were:
- Carried out and validated 20 situational analyses of local environmental conditions.
- Formulated 20 Local Environmental Agendas through local consultations.
- Twenty Civic Pacts endorsed by an extensive number of local actors.
- Formulated 20 demonstration projects identified by civic organizations in coordination with local and district companies.
- Methodological guidelines on the implementation process.