March 7: Open lecture with Andrea Pinto and Cristhian Cardona Giraldo

Welcome to an open lecture with Andrea Pinto and Cristhian Cardona Giraldo, Coordinators from locally based organization Serraniagua, Colombia!

Andrea Pinto and Cristhian Cardona Giraldo, coordinators at colombian environmental organization Serraniagua, a locally based organization that strives to preserve biodiversity and promote agro-ecological production. They will elaborate and discuss Serraniaguas important work in the region and the importance of tackling both climate change and biodiversity loss as well as territorial management and the challenges that they face in the region.

Andrea and Christhian are visiting Uppsala as guests of Future Earth (Framtidsjorden). The lecture will translated from Spanish to English.

When: March 7 kl. 14.15-16.00 CET

Where: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, see map here:

Andrea Pinto
Coordinator for Serraniagua’s work on agroecology. Technical agricultural adviser who works to promote food sovereignty, solidarity economy and how to protect biodiversity. Andrea is particularly passionate about strengthening the autonomous territorial administration. She also works with sustainable rural tourism.
Cristhian Cardona Giraldo
Coordinator of Serraniagua’s work on community conservation initiatives and wildlife monitoring group. Psychologist and community facilitator for issues concerning protected areas, natural resources and territorial environmental planning and governance. Cristhian works to promote participation of local communities in the political decisionmaking associated with environmental management.

About Serraniagua
Serraniagua is a locally based organization for associations with small-scale farmers who work with agroecology, farmers who own nature reserves, associations for ecotourism and jointly owned radio channels. They strive to preserve biodiversity and promote agro-ecological production. Serraniagua operates in the Tatamá National Park and the Serranía de los Paraguas area in southwestern Colombia, areas that have a rich biodiversity which are considered one of the world’s “hotspots” of biodiversity.