Duration
2011-2014


Location
La Macarena, Meta Department, Colombia


Themes


Partners

 

Government of the Netherlands Program

The objective of this Dutch government-funded program is to support the efforts of Colombia’s Administrative Unit for Territorial Consolidation (UACT) to bring about greater stability and prosperity to the region of La Macarena, Meta Department, an area located about 170 miles (280 km) south of the capital of Bogotá, D.C.

This program, which supports Colombia’s overall strategy to improve local governance, aims to impact local communities through various interventions, including increasing citizen participation, encouraging economic growth, and strengthening institutional capacities. This enables local officials to be better prepared to develop plans to manage their territory, deal with land rights issues, provide land titles to residents, clean up and protect sensitive natural areas, and prioritize access to the justice system and the respect of human rights. In addition, this program seeks to improve the economic development of La Macarena region by providing technical assistance and market access to farmers and producer associations.  

Location
La Macarena, Meta Department, Colombia