• First Orinoco Students Think Tank meeting

    News

    First Orinoco Students Think Tank meeting

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  • Projects in process

    Projects

    Projects in process

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  • The Orinoquia y Amazonia in figures

    Documents

    The Orinoquia y Amazonia in figures

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  • Radio program

    “Desafío Orinoquia” the radio program of CEO

    An open forum for the opinion and analysis of the great current issues of the Colombian plain. He directs, Carlos Montenegro, director of the Center for Orinoquia Studies at the Universidad de los Andes.

    Lines:

    • Rural development and productivity

    • Education

    • Governance

    • Health

  • Projects

    Results

    Desde su creación, el CEO ha desarrollado proyectos que han significado un importante avance para los departamentos de la región de la Orinoquia en diferentes líneas: Ecosistemas y paisajes - Conservación de la vida silvestre, de los recursos naturales y servicios ambientales - Desarrollo rural, productivo, resposable y competitivo - Gobernabilidad, educación y salud como pilares del desarrollo.

  • News

    First visit to the Puerto Zábalo and Los Monos indigenous reserves in Caquetá

    The first visit paid by a university, in this case Universidad de los Andes through the CEO, to this reservation began on Saturday April 1st with the support of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), a US NGO dedicated to the conservation of Tropical Rainforests in South America.

  • “Desafío Orinoquia” the radio program of CEO
  • Results
  • First visit to the Puerto Zábalo and Los Monos indigenous reserves in Caquetá

0402“In Vichada, the initiatives that promote research, the inclusion of the Vichada population and respect for the environment are all welcome.”

Puerto Carreño, Vichada, where the Meta, Orinoco and Vita Rivers converge, presents great water potential for the country.

0402“In Vichada, the initiatives that promote research, the inclusion of the Vichada population and respect for the environment are all welcome.”

Puerto Carreño, Vichada, where the Meta, Orinoco and Vita Rivers converge, presents great water potential for the country.

When we arrived at the capital of the Vichada department, together with the Governor Sergio Andrés Espinosa, we toured a project to promote tourism. The project involves the design of a path that begins at the Piedras de Humbolt, crossing the Guayanes belt, the Tepuyies, the rock formations—among the oldest in the world—and ends in the esplanade towards the Orinoco River.

Vichada is a privileged area among Colombian departments, with a great potential for agricultural expansion; it houses 33% of the country’s water resources, with five rivers crossing it (the Rivers Meta, Vita, Tomo, Vichada, Orinoco and the Guaviare, which borders with the Guainía department); 75% of the high plains in the national territory; the only arable savannas in Colombia; and the Tuparro Park, which covers 500 thousand hectares and is home to protected birds and other flora and fauna.

Currently, Vichada is developing conservation strategies for the Bita River that is born in the Colombian high plains, and has globally unique characteristics such as its endemic fish species, native species, meandering river system, and water quality.

The governor of the Vichada department affirmed that the CEO has a huge responsibility with the region, given that it is the ideal ally with which to undertake research in the territory.
We also met with the Commander of the Naval Force, Admiral Héctor Medina, with whom we analyzed the different cooperation mechanisms between the CEO and the Navy.
In sum, we had the opportunity to learn about the culture, traditions, challenges, projects, needs, and the dreams of the inhabitants of the Puerto Carreño municipality.

  • Veracruz project in Santa Rosalia and La Primavera – Vichada

    Veracruz project in Santa Rosalia and La Primavera – Vichada

  • A successful first book fair in Yopal

    A successful first book fair in Yopal

  • Committed to education in Casanare

    Committed to education in Casanare

  • Documentation Center

    Documentation Center

  • Carlos Montenegro, our director

    Carlos Montenegro, our director

¿Where we develop projects?

Arauca, Casanare, Guainía, Guaviare, Meta, Vaupés y Vichada.

Projects focused on:

Government, education, health and rural and productive development.