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UNESCO Chair and EPM sign agreement to strengthen the Nutabe indigenous community in Antioquia


The UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at UPC, in collaboration with the Public Enterprises of Medellín (EPM), has signed an agreement to implement four ethnic strengthening projects with the Nutabe indigenous community of Orobajo, located in municipalities of Antioquia, Colombia. These efforts aim to preserve Nutabe culture and territory, focusing on the recovery of their cultural memory and territorial reconfiguration in the canyon of the Cauca River. The UNESCO Chair on Sustainability coordinates these efforts to empower the Nutabe indigenous community of Orobajo, promoting inclusion, respect for rights, heritage conservation, and coexistence.


The UNESCO Chair on Sustainability, in collaboration with the Public Enterprises of Medellín (EPM), has subscribed to a collaboration agreement to unite technical, administrative, and financial efforts aimed at implementing 4 projects with the Nutabe indigenous community of Orobajo, focused on ethnic strengthening.


 



The indigenous community of Nutabe in Orobajo is mainly located in the municipalities of Sabanalarga, Peque, and Ituango, in the department of Antioquia, with approximately 57 families recognized and distributed in various areas such as La Loma, La Aurora, La Meseta, Llanón Cañanoa, Guayabal, La Bastilla, El Tinto, La Florida, La Honda, and La Hundida.


Currently, the Nutabe community is focused on the recovery of its cultural memory and territorial reconfiguration in the canyon of the Cauca River. In this sense, agreements have been established with entities such as EPM to develop projects that promote inclusion, respect for rights, heritage conservation, risk mitigation, cultural recognition, and coexistence. These advancements are crucial to ensure the protection and preservation of Nutabe culture and territory.


Currently, the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at UPC coordinates the development of 4 ethnic empowerment projects for the indigenous community of Nutabe in Orobajo, which are:


Project 1: Empowerment of indigenous women in the Nutabe community of Orobajo in participating in decision-making scenarios.


Project 8: Strengthening of social fabric and social and family networks.


Project 22: Psychosocial support to address the grieving process and adaptation to the territory in an integral manner for the indigenous community of Nutabe in Orobajo.


Project 26: Formulation and implementation of a media plan with an ethnic and communication focus for the indigenous community of Nutabe in Orobajo.


With the support of EPM and the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability, through the implementation of co-creation methodology, the aim is to strengthen and keep alive the traditions and customs of the Nutabe People.



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