Josipa Palac-ICDO President and Founder, and Toni Pehar-ICDO CFO and Co-founder attended bilateral meetings with the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, representatives from CoCrea and the executive director of Orquesta Filarmonica De Medellin.
As highlighted in the opening remarks by the President of Colombia Ivan Duque, Colombia is the second nation in the world with the greatest biodiversity. Therefore, the President of Colombia highlighted that its preservation is of high importance for all of us.
The first ever Macrorrueda de Filantropia in Colombia is the opportunity for establishing fruitful collaborations between different stakeholders, communities, private and public sectors, in order to contribute to the sustainable development of Colombia.
“As an organization with projects in Colombia and Mexico, which focus on the underrepresented and marginalized communities, it is a great honor for ICDO to be able to continue its work through collaborations with different organizations and stakeholders who excel at their work.”, said ICDO President Josipa Palac.
During bilateral meetings, Josipa Palac and Toni Pehar discussed ongoing and future effort in areas of culture, sustainability, and communities empowerment with Natalia Sefair Lopez-Head of International Affairs of the Ministry of Culture, Viviana Ocampo-Strategic Advisor at CoCrea and Mariana Blandon Ruiz-Executive Director at the Orquesta Filarmonica De Medellin.
Participants highlighted the importance of intercultural cooperation between Colombian and international organizations whose vision and work focuses on the empowerment of marginalized and underrepresented communities, with special focus on indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians and others.
Head of International Affairs of the Ministry of Culture, Natalia Sefair Lopez emphasized the richness and diversity of Colombian culture thus bringing awareness to the many actions that the Ministry of Culture has taken regarding indigenous populations and communities with Afro-Colombian descent.