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Join efforts for social, environmental and economic mitigation to the indigenous population in a state of vulnerability in Colombia.

Improvement of the quality of life of the population would benefit.

Photo of Dorian Andrei Aguilar
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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Indigenous people assigned to the organizational structure of the CRIC, present displacements from the territories to the populated and urban centers due to conflicts of organized criminal gangs, lack of employment opportunity and illegal economic incidents but above all legal economic activities do not guarantee an ideal economic prosperity for the livelihood of the affected families.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

Country Colombia of the Department of Cauca, 126 councils of the CRIC structure.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

With this project idea, an improvement in social and economic integration between rural and urban communities is sought.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

Strengthening the peace process in Colombia.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Creates a sustainable social, economic and environmental public value.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

For a better development of the population will benefit and the region.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Indigenous agricultural producing families with a great sense of belonging and care of the living spaces to which they belong.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

The strength of the indigenous community is teamwork where its main priority is collective and non-individual well-being

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

The administrative entities of the Colombian State like, the department the municipality and the nation.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Returning home

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Other

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

Group or Organization Name

Concejo Regional Indígena del Cauca

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

The Regional Indigenous Center of Cauca, groups the 126 councils and 10 Indigenous peoples with their languages.

Website URL:

Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country


Organization Headquarters: City / State

Popayán Cauca, Colombìa.


Join the conversation:

Photo of Uchenna Okafor

Hi Dorian Andrei Aguilar! Really nice to design for internally displaced persons confronted by unemployment, poverty, and criminality. Nevertheless, imagine the livelihood of disabled persons in that same circumstance. For me, it is unimaginable. So, is there any provision in this design to cater for the inclusion of this most vulnerable group of all times in the solution? Put differently, is there any plan to equip the blind, deaf, dumb, lame, etc with skills for independent livelihood? Yes, I mean plan for their unconditional social integration and economic independence in human dignity.

Photo of Dorian Andrei Aguilar

Thank you for your recommendations and I wanted to inform you that if the project idea passes to the stage of improvement in the Openideo organization in the refinement of the project, other actors of differential approach of those you name in your comment, will be immersed in the specific objectives of the project and provide coverage to other people who in one way or another have problems not only of displacement but also benefit people with physical or mental health problems.

Photo of Bremley Lyngdoh

Hi Dorian Andrei Aguilar  welcome to the Bridgebuilder Challenge 2019 and I like your idea of developing join efforts for social, environmental and economic mitigation for the indigenous population in a state of vulnerability in Colombia. Having worked in your country I have a deeper understating of the issues these communities are facing from internal drug related conflicts and violence. I was wondering how you are engaging the IDPs in the human centered design of your idea and how you will measure the long term impact on the ground created by your proposed intervention. I am looking forward to seeing your idea progress on this platform.

Photo of Dorian Andrei Aguilar

Internally displaced persons are involved in the main participation of beneficiaries to solve the problem of displacement and implementation of agricultural productive projects and the measurement of long-term impact will be through surveys where a diagnosis of how many families have been displaced will be made and at the end The project verify how many families return to their territories and have land for the development of an economic activity.

Photo of Udoka Inwang

Amazing work!!! Best of luck