Organization profile

Organization profile

Seminar profile:
Formative space in research dealing with the problems, challenges and opportunities of the role of the Guardians of the Atrato River in the quest to contribute to the sustainability of the Colombian North Pacific.

Working methodology:
Active pedagogy of training with diverse learning strategies. For example: seminars, creative workshops, social mapping, documentary analysis, talks with guests, field trips, among others.

Pre-requisites for admission (optional):
Curiosity, creativity and research interest about the Colombian Pacific region.

Active lines or projects:
It is part of the research line in Territorial Management and Dynamics.

Disciplines of the research group:
Urban Management and Development, Political Science and Government, International Relations, Economics, Law, Sociology, Environmental Studies, among other thematic fields.

Organization profile


1)     To generate a space for formative research with students from the Faculty of International, Political and Urban Studies on issues related to development, territorial studies and collective action in the context of the Colombian Pacific region.


  • "The Colombian Pacific region, also known as the Biogeographic Chocó, which extends from Panama to Ecuador, has historically been the object of an incessant and differentiated process of extraction of its natural resources. At the same time, the Pacific coast went from being a peaceful territory to being the scene of armed conflict and forced displacement of its native population. Within this context, the process of integration of the region to the central country is based on a dominant understanding of the coast: it is assumed as a place of pantry, use and extraction of the resources characteristic of its tropical rainforest ecosystems. This form of representation of the region has become in recent years in highly destructive actions that put in high risk both the permanence of the populations that inhabit the territory and the conservation and present and future use of the characteristic habitats of the region.
  • In the next two years, the research incubator will focus on the analysis of conflicts, opportunities and challenges of the role of the Atrato River Guardians from the perspective of Local Alternative Approaches to Conventional Development - ELAD, in the context of the municipality of the Quito River, Chocó".


  • Development
  • Territorial studies
  • Collective action


  • Scheduling of activities, assignment of tasks and responsibilities
  • Training methodologies and tools to carry out research
  • Bibliographic review and discussion Development of research projects
  • Presentations at academic events