School, territory and post-conflict: grounding a local peace culture in Tolima, Colombia

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: International Development

Abstract

This project seeks to contribute to peacebuilding in South Tolima, by working with school, teachers and community leaders from four municipalities (Ataco, Chaparral, Planadas and Rioblanco) in the design and development of a pedagogical strategy for the construction of a local culture of peace that can be developed through schools. Using action-research, the project seeks to make visible the experiences that children, teenagers, teachers, parents and community leaders have had with the armed conflict and, from there, to generate with them proposals for peacebuilding in schools.
This pedagogical strategy will be designed and developed jointly with the local actor University of Ibague through the Peace and Region Programme and Eureka Educativa, working with teachers and leaders in two central themes: a) school life and armed conflict and, b) territory, natural resources and post-conflict.
The project makes two innovative contributions. First, it uses a collaborative research approach between scholars and community members, developed by the actors themselves (children, teenagers, teachers, parents and leaders) as a fundamental element to bottom-up peacebuilding efforts. This perspective implies a change in the traditional way in which research projects are structured, by transforming the role of both professional researchers and local participants in the research process. The coordinating team will have, fundamentally, a role in training, mediating and accompanying teachers, students and leaders, while the latter will actively participate in research and develop proposals that are rooted in a local perspective of conflict transformation. Second, the research will use media, arts and literature as a way of eliciting dialogue among collaborators and local actors during and after the research process. This way of carrying out research and applying the results to the interests of the education sector and the community ultimately seeks to achieve a social appropriation of the knowledge produced in the project so that it can have a long-lasting effect on the construction of a local peace culture in Tolima.
The project is organized into four components: a) research, b) capacity-building for teachers, students and community leaders, c) appropriation and dialogue of knowledge between the educational community, community organizations and regional institutions, and d) the production of physical and virtual outputs.

Planned Impact

The direct beneficiaries of this project are school members (teachers and students) and community organizations from the four project site municipalities. One key feature of this project is the methodology that will be developed for the definition of a local, bottom-up peacebuilding strategy (as opposed to externally imposed, top-down peacebuilding approaches) in conjunction with school and community members. This way of carrying out research and applying the results to the interests of the education sector and the community, is aimed at achieving a social appropriation of the knowledge produced in the project so that it can have a long-lasting effect on the construction of a local peace culture in Tolima. Thus, the school teachers, community leaders and students will benefit in various ways: a) making their knowledge on the history of the conflict visible, b) receiving training on peacebuilding approaches and research, writing and video-making skills, c) being protagonists in the development of a pedagogical strategy for local peacebuilding, d) networking amongst themselves and with academic and public sector actors, e)participating as co-authors in most of the project outputs, and e) in the medium to long term, experiencing an improvement in their well-being as the effects of the educational strategy start to have positive impacts in the reduction of conflicts in the area.

Regional universities (staff and students) and the public sector in Tolima will also benefit from the project. In particular we will be working with the local actor University of Ibague through the Peace and Region Programme. Research activities will help to strengthen the inter-institutional relations and networks that the university has with schools, local organizations and the public sector involved in local and territorial development. Students from the last year of their undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Ibague also will develop new skills in peacebuilding by forming part of the project through internships.

In the medium to long term, we can expect that other municipalities of Colombia and the public sector at a national level, will also benefit from the project results by learning about the potentials of building a local peace culture through the schooling system, which they could adapt and develop in their own regions.

Publications

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Title Booklet "Fuerza comunitaria en el nucleo de El Paujil: desde nuestra historia construimos territorio" 
Description This collective publication shows the stories, geography, important places and legends of the villages of Ataco in the voice of its inhabitants. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not been released yet. 
 
Title Booklet "Saber nuestras raíces para fortalecer el tallo: historia y territorio de Risalda" 
Description This collective publication tells the history of Risalda since its foundation, the creation of its first roads, the role of women in the territory and its environmental diversity. All the material shown has been collected by the community. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not been released yet 
 
Title Herrera Traditional Dress 
Description Co-researchers of two associations in Herrera (Asomeht and Herrera Juvenil) has decided to design a WomanTraditional Dress as a way to resignify their identity as "herrerunos". The traditional dress shows a set of embroidery that relate the History fo herrera since its fundation to the present. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The design of this dress has activated a resignification processess that women in Herrera (especially from Asomeht) are pushing forward. 
 
Title Multimedia "Investigación que construye paz" 
Description This multimedia presents the communities that have participated in the project, their findings, the methodologies that have been used to reach them and the framework from which the researchers have looked at the research. It humanizes the School, territory and post-conflict project by showing the faces and making the voices of the co-researchers audible. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not been released yet. 
 
Title Museo graphic exhibition 
Description Community researchers presented and exhibition about the work they have carried out researching peacebuilding strategies in South Tolima. The exhibition took place in Ibague on Feb 20th, and was visited by school teachers from the project. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The museographic exhibition allowed to level power relations among community leaders and the school teachers, and prepared the ground for dialogue between the two groups to design together peacebuilding stategies (or prototypes) the following day. 
URL https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157890287977416&id=830357415
 
Title Museo-graphic exhibitions 
Description The projects has organised two museo graphic exhibitions to share the results of the research project and create a space for a dialogue of knowledge among project co-participants. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The museo graphic exhibitions have had a notable impact facilitating dialogue and communication among the project teams with respect to their experiences with the armed conflict and their peacebuilding views and strategies. 
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/segundo-taller-general/
 
Title Participatory Video "Tejiendo lazos, Tejiendo futuro. Red de Mujeres Chaparralunas por la Paz" 
Description Participatory video showing the areas in which the Chaparralunas Women Network makes an impact narrated by the voices of its leaders. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not yet been released 
 
Title Participatory video "Embroidering resignification" 
Description Participatory video that shows the tradictional dress embroidered by the women of Asomeht and the boys and girls of Herrera Juvenil. At the same time it narrates the history of the town and its process of resignification from violence to peace. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not been released yet 
 
Title Participatory video "Paz ambiental" 
Description Participatory video that shows the process of the Environmental Protection Foundation of Planadas Tolima from its foundation to the design of a regional environmental public policy. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not been released yet 
 
Title Peace building prototypes 
Description As part of the final stages of the project, we organised a workshop to help community leaders and school teachers design peacebuilding prototypes that can guide their joint work over a theme or initiave in the comming years. Six community prototypes where designed using a Design-Thinking methodology: 1) using videos and a community cinema to make visible to transformative role of women in peacebuilding, 2) revitalising cultural identity and connection to the territory through a variety of environmental education activities, 3) campaining agaist violence to children and adolescents, 4) revaluing the local coffee economy through outdoor education, 5) revitalising culture through incentivising ludic activities and 6) revaluing the role of grandmothers as weavers of local knowledge. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact None yet in the long term, although the process of developing the prototypes has great impacts overcoming power asymetries between school teachers and community organizations. 
URL https://www.facebook.com/iokine.rodriguez/posts/10157853835587416?notif_id=1582754065926070¬if_t=...
 
Title Talking Map "Sentir, soñar y resignificar el Sur del Tolima: Mapas Parlantes de las Comunidades de Herrera, Paujil y Risalda" 
Description This talking map is made up of three different layers. The layers show the ways in which the communities of Ataco, Planadas, Rioblanco and Chaparral see their territories, what are their dream about their future and which transforming agencies have been developing.All the materials that make up the maps have been collected by the communities themselves. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has not yet been released 
 
Title Web Page "Pluriverse of Peace in Tolima" 
Description A web page that has three objectives: to present the project, its products and the methodological tools used so that they can serve as pedagogical material for other communities. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Making the project visible to a wider audience 
URL http://www.pluriversodepazentolima.net
 
Title Women peace building book 
Description One of the outputs of the project will be the production of a book written by the Network of Women Peacebuilders of Chaparral (Red de Mujeres Chaparralunes por la Paz), telling their story building peace in South Tolie. The book is still not finished, but a general draft and outline has been agreed. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact This output will have an immense impact making visible the work of the network and in strengthening the dignity and self-esteem of the members of the network. 
 
Description - We have found that school teachers have a very deep and detailed memory of the way the armed conflict affected and transformed the life in schools in South Tolima, which is largely ignored by community organizations. School teachers, on their side also ignore the hard work that community leaders have beein carrying out in favour of peacebuilding in the region.
- One of the most concering effects of the armed conflict in the life in schools in through a widely spread violence and sexual abuse to women, children and adolescents, still present today.
-We have found that there are four key areas in which communities are engaged or interested in strengthening local peacebuilding in South Tolima on a day to day basis: women empowerment, environmental peace building, cultural revitalization/ territorial reapropiation and rural developoment through the coffee economy. Strengthening these four areas is key for a sustainable peace in South Tolima.
- We found taht the diversity of options to build peace are dependent on the possibility to strengthen the different types of power that operate locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our community co-investigators identified the different strategies they have been using to deal with the different forms of hegemonic present in the territory, and they showed the important roles that these local strategies have played and continue to play in building peace.
-We have been able to help school teachers and community organizations design joint peace-building projects that they can develop together in each of the municipalities in the future to support their respective areas of interest and thus contribute building sustainable peace in the region.
Exploitation Route The projects provides huge insights into methodological pathways for co-researching and co-designing with community organization and school teachers local peacebuilding strategies which may be will be replicable in other contexts. Many very innovative methods have been used to research the memory of the armed conflict, local peace building initiatives and views of the future, including participatory cartography, body mapping, participatory videos, historical re-construccion, participatory power analysis, theatre and prototype designs through design-thinking. The proposals and pathways for local peace-building can also be relevant in other regions of the country and the world.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://pluriversodepazentolima.net/
 
Description The project has alread started producing an important impact in terms of strengthening colaboration among our local co-researchers (schools and community organizations) and networking. The participatory methodology we have used and the varied processes of engagement we have facilitated have been instrumental in achieving this. Aditionally to this, the project has helped to overcome power and knowledge assymetries between schools teachers and community leaders, facilitate a dialogue of knowledge between them, strengtehn the self-esteem of community leaders, and it also has a a very important contribution in terms of healing for both groups, as the research process has proved to be a "safe space" to share the traumatic experiences of the armed conflict but also to mutually recognise the agency and resilence they have had to cope and build peace in the middle of violence. The research results have been used by community organizations and and school to produce outputs that help make vissible their local peace-building strategies. School teachers have started making changes in the teaching program in schools with regards to the culture of peace building. Teachers and community leaders have started articulating a new discourse of peacebuilding that provides a counternarrative of peace to the dominant top-down discuourse that exists in Colombia.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Design and implementation of a new Summer Course on Environmental Conflicts and Peace Building with Univerisity of Ibague, June 2019
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Colombian students from Ibague Univeristy were expose to new methodological and theoretical concepts related to Environmental Justice, Conflicts and peacebuilding. A number of these students used the learning to enrich their research projects and outreach activities with the wider society.
URL https://www.unibague.edu.co/noticias-institucionales/1757-experta-en-transformacion-de-conflictos-am...
 
Description Development of Peace Building Prototypes between community organizations and school teachers
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The project has helped develop joint local peacebuilding prototypes between community organizations and school teachers from Chaparral, Planadas, Rio Blanco and Anaco from SouthTolima, Colombia. This include six protoypes in which will be developed in the different municipalities: 1) making visible the trasformative role of women (Rio Blanco), 2) working against violence towards children and adolescents (Chaparral), 3) enhancing ludic life in schools (Anaco), 4) giving value to grandmothers as weavers of knowledge (Rio Blanco), 5) reconnecting with the coffee economy through out door education and activities (Anaco), 6) Cultural revitalization and re-signifying the territory among school children (Planadas). The long term aim of this proposals is to strengthen the local peace building initiatives and collaboration across community organizations and school teachers.
URL https://www.facebook.com/iokine.rodriguez/posts/10157853835587416?notif_id=1582754065926070¬if_t=...
 
Description Improving communication and common understanding between community researchers and teachers about the impact of the armed conflict in their lives
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The research process and participatory methodology put in pratice has helped to create bonds and increase communication between our local research community (communities and school teachers) about the impacts of the armed conflict in Colombia, level power relations and create favourable conditions to develop joint peace building proposals.
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4ykROlqjc
 
Description QR GCRF funded by Research England
Amount £19,990 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description UEA COA supplementary funding
Amount £48,180 (GBP)
Funding ID i205944DEVCV 
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description Knowledge exchange between the School, Territory and Post Conflict Project and the Knowlede and wisdom of community organizations to build Peace Territories and Sustainable Communities in South Tolima Project 
Organisation Del Rosario University
Country Colombia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange about local peace building strategues in South Tolima, Colombia which lead to a joint publication
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange about local peace building strategues in South Tolima, Colombia which lead to a joint publication
Impact A joint book on Local Peace Building Strategies in South Tolima, Colombia
Start Year 2020
 
Description Tools, impact and development plans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The project coordinators invited a groups of organizations that work on local development and peace building where invited for a dialogue on Dec 05, 2019, to cordinate actions to support the formulation of development plans at the municipicipa level. The organizations included: CODESH, OIM, Agencia Reintegración Nacional (ARN), Fundación Yapawayra, DDHH USAID, Agencia de Renovación del Territorio, Plataforma Juvenil de Planadas, ASPROICOL, ASMORASAM, Comunidad Indígena, Colectivo de Comunición del Sur y Mesa de Víctimas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A presentation in a conference: Second International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding (Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On February 2022 we presented a Paper in Second International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding (Online) convened in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, the Geneva Water Hub, the Geneva Environment Network, and the PeaceNexus Foundation. The presenters were Cristina Sala Valdés, Santiago Andrés Padilla Quintero and Maria del Pilar Salamanca Santos with a paper titles "Environmental Peace in Southern Tolima: resistances, transformations and new conflictivities" . The audience were aproximately 30 people from different parts of the world, with about half from Colombia. The paper gave rise to important discussion about the need to reframe the concept of environmental peacebuilding to give more space to locally defined ways of understandinf and doing peacebuilding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Book Launch: Pluriverse of Peace in Tolima: Systematization of a Transformative Action Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A group of 20 people joined us for the book launch in which we presented and discusses of one of the final products of the project, which explains how the projects was carried out and its impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ueanorwich.sharepoint.com/:v:/r/sites/staff.dev/Shared%20Documents/Marketing%20and%20Comms/I...
 
Description Design and maintenance of a Porject Web Page (http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Design and maintanance of a project we page where we disseminate the projects activities and findings. The web page is entended as a communication mechanism between the project partners but also a way of engaging with the wider public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/
 
Description Design thinking workshop with teachers of 8 schools anf leaders of 8 social organizations from Soth of Tolima 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of this activity was to collectively design action-plans that help buiding territorial peace and narrowing the connections between social organizations and schools of South of Tolima. The methodology used was Design Thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dialogue with the Tolima Truth Comission and local organizations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project coordinators met with the Tolima office of the Colombian Truth Commission and representatives from the local council to share their work on peacebuilding in the region. There was great interest in learning more about the project and particularly, how the work in schols can help strengthen the work of the Truth Commision. There as joint interest in organinsing a Conference about peace building in Tolima
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engagement workshop: "Our desired future" with all project partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 100 project research partners (schools, community organizations and university researchers) met in Ibague between February 19-21 2020, to design local peace building proposals/prototypes. The participants showed great commitment to put the proposals in practice after the workshop, with monitoring from the project coordinators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Engamement Workshop Narrating the World with schools and community organizations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 120 research collaborators took part in a three day workshop to share preliminary research results. The workshop was called " Narrating the World" and was held at the University of Ibagué on July 18 and 19, 2019. It was attended by teachers, members of community organizations of the municipalities of Rioblanco, Chaparral, Planadas and Ataco, and the coordinating team of the "School, territory and post-conflict" project. It was composed of two spaces. One of them was the exhibition "Our Territory" consisting of three rooms - body cartographies, social cartographies and audiovisual room - led by teachers The other space was composed of three reflective classrooms a) Feeling and thinking the territory, b0 Education for integrative peace and c) New citizenships, led by community organizations. During the first day the two groups worked in each of their spaces analysing the project results and on the second day an exchange between the two groups took place to open a space for a dialogue of knowledge. The workshop helped increase communication, empathy and awareness about the experiences that the two research groups have lived during the armed conflict. There was great interest to continue working together in the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/segundo-taller-general/
 
Description Expect Panel Dialogue on Peacebuilding in Colombia, Univerversity of Ibague 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 professionales from Ibague meet at Ibague University to share their work on research about peacebuilding in Tolima. The dialogue sparked great interest in the School, Territory and Post-Conflict Project and commitments where made to engage in further dialogue as the project develops. There as interest in organizing a conference together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Final Meeting: "Resignifying peace and territory in the South of Tolima" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A two-day virtual event in which organizations and schools participating as co-researchers of the project presented the results of their process and generated dialogue with other actors in the territory. In addition, the main research team presented the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote Speaker within the "Congreso Internacional de Desarrollo Regional" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Iokiñe Rodríguez was a keynote speaker within the "International Congress on Regional Development" organised by University of Ibague, University of Tolima, Sena, Centro de Estudios Regionales and Consejo Territorial de Planeación Tolima. The congress was held online. She talked around 90 minutes on "The resignification of identity in the construction of territorial peace". The presentation generated many questions and further discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Methods Workshop with teachers and community leaders from the Chaparral, Ataco, Rio Blanco and Planadas Municipalites from Tolima, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a three day workshop with 100 participants including schools teachers from 8 schools and community leaders from 16 organizations, all based in four municipalities where the project is based (Ataco, Chaparral, Rio Blanco and Planadas). The participants where all invited to form part of the project as co-researchers and came to the workshop to learn in greater detail about its objectives, methodology and proposed work plan. The workshop sparked great interest in the project, to the point that all participants committed to taking part of the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Panel in LASA Conference 2020 "La construcción de paz territorial en Colombia desde lo local: lecciones y experiencias desde el Sur de Tolima y el Occidente del Huila" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This panel was developed as a space to discuss the various ways in which local actors approach the territorial peacebuilding. Three team members participated. It served to establish connections with other researchers with whom an edited book will be published in the coming months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Paper in an international Conference: Paper in : XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Investigación para la Paz (Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We presentate a Paper in : XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Investigación para la Paz (Online), "una nueva normalidad es posible y necesaria". organizado por CLAIP (Consejo Latinoamericano de Investigación para la Paz), (3-7 Agosto 2021). The presenters were Cristina Sala Valdés, Nohora Isabel Barros Navarro, María del Pilar Salamanca Santos with the paper. ""Nuestras luchas diarias son poderosas" Mujeres transformando el territorio en El Sur del Tolima- Colombia"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation at the conference "Visions of Change: Communication for Social and Environmental Justice", organized by the International Communication Association (ICA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The International Communication Association organized a conference to explore how communication and global environmental justice relate. The paper "Transformative research for Just Peace" was presented by Cristina Sala.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participatory Video Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Between October 14 and 19, 2019, the coordinating research team of the University of Ibagué, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Eureka Educativa met in Ibagué to discuss the conceptual, epistemological and methodological framework that is accompanying the process of research with the Educational Institutions and the research process with the Community Organizations. And they did it around a learning workshop of Participatory Video (VP). Facilitated by Mauricio Cardona, videographer and professional photographer, and Iokiñe Rodríguez, principal investigator of UEA, the workshop was divided into different moments of discussion and learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/taller-video-participativo/
 
Description Photo-Report on the day of no violence to women in Herrera 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In November 2019, the womon of Herrera (one of the project study sites) organised a march to protest agains the violence toowards women. A photo-report of this activity was carried out and posted in the project web site. This gave visibility to the work of our community researchers in local peace building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/fotos-mujer-herrera/
 
Description Presentation at an International Conference (Madrid, Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Re-presentando la construcción de paz en el Sur del Tolima: el Video Participativo como catalizador de transformaciones.", presented by Cristina Sala and Iokine Rodriguez at the the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR 2019, in Madrid, Spain from 7 to 11 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the XII Latin American Congress of Research for Peace 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Cristina Sala-Valdes (UEA), Nohora Isabel Barros Navarro and María del Pilar Salamanca Santos presented their paper entitled "Our daily struggles are powerful. Women transforming the territory in the South of Tolima- Colombia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation in a Conferende: Imagining peace otherwise, organised by The School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, 26 November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We presented a Paper titled: Transformative Action Research for TerritorialPeacebuilding in Tolima, Colombia to an audience of aproximtely 20 people. Links with people from the audience have continues after the presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Report of Participatory Video Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A report was produced and disseminated in the projects web page about the content and results of a Participatory Video Workshop, where we used this methodology to analyse project progress and to pilot the method. A scientific articled will be published about the results of this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://eurekaeducativa.com/etp/taller-video-participativo/
 
Description Series of Webinars "Compartamos Sueños y Paces". Webinar 1 "Medio Ambiente y Paz" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of these meetings was to generate a space for listening, for conversation about the transformations and learnings of the research process that we have developed. This first webinar was aim at knowing more about the connections between peace and environment. It allowed to refresh the conversation between researchers and co-researchers. The video of this webinar has been reproduced 532 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/escuela.territorio.posconflicto/videos/2716924615193704
 
Description Series of Webinars "Compartamos Sueños y Paces". Webinar 2 "Mujer y Paz" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of these meetings was to generate a space for listening, for conversation about the transformations and learnings of the research process that we have developed. This second webinar was aim at knowing more about the connections between peace and women. The webinar took place on the 25th of November (International day for the elimination of violence against women) which gave it a wider importance. It allowed to refresh the conversation between researchers, co-researchers and to open up the space for new contributions. The video of this webinar has been reproduced 770 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/escuela.territorio.posconflicto/videos/1810080045810354
 
Description Series of Webinars "Compartamos Sueños y Paces". Webinar 3 "Café y Paz" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of these meetings was to generate a space for listening, for conversation about the transformations and learnings of the research process that we have developed. This second webinar was aim at knowing more about the connections between peace and Coffee Growing. It allowed to refresh the conversation between researchers, co-researchers and to open up the space for new contributions. The video of this webinar has been reproduced 173 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/escuela.territorio.posconflicto/videos/134293631572367
 
Description Series of Webinars "Compartamos Sueños y Paces". Webinar 4 "Cultura y Paz" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of these meetings was to generate a space for listening, for conversation about the transformations and learnings of the research process that we have developed. This second webinar was aim at knowing more about the connections between peace and culture. It allowed to refresh the conversation between researchers, co-researchers and to open up the space for new contributions. The video of this webinar has been reproduced 189 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/escuela.territorio.posconflicto/videos/126983242432898
 
Description Series of Webinars "Compartamos Sueños y Paces". Webinar 5 "Investigación y Paz" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of these meetings was to generate a space for listening, for conversation about the transformations and learnings of the research process that we have developed. This second webinar was aim at knowing more about the connections between peace and research. It allowed to refresh the conversation between researchers, co-researchers and to open up the space for new contributions. The video of this webinar has been reproduced 243 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/escuela.territorio.posconflicto/videos/537284307229157
 
Description Speaker at Decolonial Environmental Peace Building Roundtable, carried out the Environmental Peace Building Conference, February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 120 people attending the Environmental Peace Building Conference attended a Round Table discussion in which a panel of 12 practitioners and researches shared views about decolonial approaches for environmental peace building.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Webinar "Decolonising Methodologies: how are people decolonising research practices?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three panel members, Ian Calliou, Cristina Sala and Pallawi Sinha shared with an audience of almost 200 people their experiences developing decolonial research in different geographical contexts. Ian shared some of his journey as an indigenous researcher carrying out his PhD research in Canada on Indigenous reconciliation policies. Cristina discussed some of her insights of using participatory methodology in conflict transformation with local communities in Latin America and Pallawi shared her experiences from working with Indigenous peoples and children in India. The session took a panel format. It was organised by UNESCO chair in Adult Literacy and Leraning for Social Transformation, University of East Anglia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020