With a series of workshops that combine both theoretical and practical activities related to climate change, sustainable agriculture and integrated water resources management, people will decode bad habits and behaviors, in order to learn new concepts and solutions that will make possible the climate resilience.

They do so from the humanistic and technical point of view as well as under three complementary approaches that are: agriculture, environment and pedagogy, from simple and assertive methods that wake up the environmental responsibility potential of each person, to propose real alternatives that support the best practices in benefit of the communities and the ecosystems.

Unlearning old habits and unbalanced behaviors, will carry new ideas related to the need of people to get adapted to changes, and will give the possibility that this project will be an example to be seen and replicated by other communities.

Objectives and beneficiaries


* To implement pedagogical strategies and tools that allows the decoding of habits through unlearning, with the aim to get a society more resilient to the effects of the climate change.


* To apply theoretical and practical strategies about the reformulation of new habits, in order to face climatic events.
* To contextualize the importance and generalities of water with the purpose to generate habits for the sustainable use of the resource
* To apply methods of reforestation, rain water management, runoff water management, waste water management and best agricultural practices as a contribution to the climate change adaptation


The community of "La 18" in Circasia, Quindío, Colombia (including children and teenagers, old people, adults, disable people), approximately 200 persons.

Strong points of the practice

The model of meaningful learning allows the integration of the knowledge of the community with the professional knowledge that will be given in the workshops.

* To generate social impact after preparing qualified people that can be resilient to the climate change
* To offer cognitive and technical support for the implementation of good practices that will contribute to the climate change adaptation.
* Every workshop will be supported and directed by three magister professionals, committed with society and environment.
* The smallness of the department is an advantage to apply this type of project in other communities.
* Every workshop will delegate responsibilities and tasks, that will project the pedagogic activities.
* People of the community of “La 18” already know about the project and have the accessibility to work on it.

Expected results and benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation

* 60% of young and adult population will be trained with theoretical and practical experiences to encourage by themselves the effects of climate phenomena
* Upwelling diagnosis
* Identification of landslides risks in the community within the periods of Niño and Niña phenomena
* Reforestation with 90 native trees

Replicability potential of the practice

The success of the implementation of the proposed practice is an opportunity for inclusion in the public politics at the regional level.
It is expected that this model could be implemented in the academy, mainly in the human and the environmental sciences, and in extracurricular plans of different educational institutions.
The model is adjustable to every community and to particular needs. It is sustainable project because of the social, economic and environmental positive contributions, with a low investment cost.

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