Platform of Information and Dialogue for the Colombian Amazon

Platform of Information and Dialogue for the Colombian Amazon

Climate Focus, together with Fundacion Natura, Red Caquetá Paz and CINDAP, has developed and recently launched a Platform of Information and Dialogue for the Colombian Amazon (PID). The PID project has supported local communities in Guaviare in defining their preferred and most adequate methods to tackle cattle ranching as a driver of deforestation. Through the organization of workshops that have brought together local producers, state institutions, and civil society organizations, a structured effort has taken place to determine the technical, economic, and environmental aspects of livestock models for the region. These workshops proved that local producers are aware of the environmental impact of extensive cattle raising and are looking for ways to halt deforestation by finding more sustainable and more productive methods. 

The project was started in May 2016 and is closely aligned with the Colombian Government's initiative for the Amazon Region, 'Visión Amazonía', a regional strategy seeking to reduce deforestation in the Colombian Amazon by 2020. The PID provides a new channel of communication for all actors in the region, opens opportunities for partnerships, agreements, and shares knowledge and experience. Project activities include mapping all relevant stakeholders and its activities in the region, developing a webpage, and organizing workshops and multi-stakeholder meetings. For more information, please visit the project's website:


Release Date

July 2016

Team Members

Charlotte Streck
Co-founder and Director
Naira Bonilla
Junior Consultant
Juan Pablo Castro
Senior Manager Latin America
Franziska Haupt
Senior Land Use Consultant