Second workshop on Green Growth in Meta: A new way for a Forest Culture

Villavicencio, October 23 – The GGGI Colombia team under the framework of the sub-national strategy in green growth, and with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and Department of Meta’s Governor Office, carried out the second of four capacity building workshops on green growth for public and private stakeholders.

Around 90 participants attended the workshop, representing local communities, sub-national governments, the private sector, reforestation companies, investment funds and international cooperation institutions who received knowledge about the potentialities of the Meta and Orinoquia regions in green growth, and through a discussion panel they debated lessons learned from the experiences of investors in the forest sector.

With this workshop, Meta advances toward a forest culture while the participants learned about different forest projects where they can generate alliances, potential projects and exchange their knowledge.

The day ended with a fruitful meeting with the Business Association for the Development of the Orinoquia (ASORINOQUIA), who shared wide range of experiences with different activities such of cattle raising and forestry economies, while exploring the current challenges and opportunities of green growth.


Carolina Jaramillo

GGGI Country Representative

Bogotá, Colombia