CASA Colombia

Project

Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de Colombia

Best practices

Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
Jennifer Trujillo Obando Margarita Olarte Carmiña Rojas Dennise Dueñas Beatriz Arjona Inicialmente: Jorge Calero Carlos Rojas Beatriz Arjona
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Las personas que participan en el proyecto lo hacen conscientemente.
Traditional and local wisdom: 
50%
We are still in the process of integrate with tradicional communities (indigenous, afro...). However, as group we have succeded in implement social tecnologies as council of visions, circle of word, minga (collective effort journals).
Design methods: 
Sociocracy Participatory leadership
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%
As network which aim is to articulate other networks, organizations and social movements we are implementing social technologies as sociocrasy, holocrasy, participatory leadership, dances of universal peace, circular dances with the tradicional metodologies to build networks.
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
50%
Educational courses and experiences: 
Many are already integrating sustainable behaviours and decisions in daily practice. Others are curious or want to find an starting point.

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
50%
Gender equality: 
50%
el liderazgo del equipo está asumido por mujeres
Sense of community and mutual support: 
70%
Aún es necesario pasar del sentido de red o grupo grande a comunidad más articulada. Los hitos de encuentros regulares son clave para mantener el ritmo y el sentido de red, pero aún no se evidencia claramente el poder de las acciones en temáticas.
Diversity: 
80%
Mucha: emprendedores, activistas, jóvenes, mujeres, hombres, niños, artistas, permacultores, urbanos, afro, indigenas, campesinos, consultores, agricultores... Aún faltan nómadas, empresarios, políticos.
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
70%
Es difícil medir. Como equipo, todas participamos en la toma de decisiones. Como red, el equipo motor se reserva la toma de ciertas decisiones y participa a la comunidad más amplia de otras.
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%
Integration of new members: 
Falta más entrenamiento y práctica con mentoría
Empowerment to step into leadership: 
Cada año se abre un espacio para que nuevos liderazgos emerjan y se promueve la renovación de los equipos de trabajo.

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
60%
Not enough, yet. Even members and organizations part of the network do engage in activities on public incidence, still as organization we are take small steps towards declaring a unique position.
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
80%
Highly. Most people join seeking for a sense of purpose. Yet, several are not demonstrating a high level of interest in that regard but want to find a practical community of sustainability.
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
90%
Highly, event to all members are artists, art, rituals and celebrations and main part in all our activities, gatherings, encounters, daily work.
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
50%
We are still learning to gain knowledge on the ways of local traditions.
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
70%
Very conscious. We promote and practice the use of traditional rituals and cultural ways, and we adopt what we consider works to improve the way to accomplish our mission.
Common vision: 
100%
We have vision and mission statements, that has been cocreated accordinly to what we are and want to achieve.
Cultural Expertise: 
danzas circulares
circular dances
círculo
minga
teatro

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
50%
Sustainable transport: 
50%
Sustainable water management?: 
50%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
50%
Organical food: 
50%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
50%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
50%
Renewable energy: 
50%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
50%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
50%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
50%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
50%
Strengthening local economy: 
50%
Economic justice: 
50%
Collective ownership: 
50%