"Moravia in Catalonia" Day - UNESCO week
On November 17th 2011 will be held the "Moravia in Catalonia" Day, at the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia (mNACTEC) with visibility and outreach activities of the "Socio-Environmental Restoration of Moravia in Medellin, Colombia" project. The conference was organized by the Group of Sustainable Water Management (AQUASOST) UNESCO Chair in Sustainability at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), within the framework of UNESCO's Week, which will take place at various locations in Catalonia from November 12th to 19th of 2011.
The main goal of “Moravia in Catalonia” is to present and share the activities that the UNESCO Sustainability Chair has done for the last five years at the city of Medellin, Colombia, especially at the Moravia neighborhood. It aims to highlight the reality that thousands of people have gone through in Moravia, an old landfill that was until recent dates inhabited by over 22,000 people with severe social, environmental and health problems. Experiences taken over for the environmental transformation and recovery will be detailed, which have been done within the “Moravia’s social and environmental restoration” project, carried out together by Medellin’s different administrations, both local and international Universities, and the active participation of the community.
The act is incorporated to the Recycling City Cycle 2011, since the Morro de Moravia has become a clear example of environmental transformation by the share of experiences and ideas between the different institutions involved.
The meeting will be held on Thursday November 17th in the auditorium of the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia (mNACTEC) organized by the UNESCO Sustainability Chair at the UPC, Bcauselab, Barrinar cap a la Sostenibilitat (Drilling for Sustainability), and in collaboration with the Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, the Terrassa City Council and the mNACTEC itself.
For this we count with a group of experts from the UNESCO Sustainability Chair, the Medellin-Barcelona Kreanta Foundation Chair, the Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA), and both Terrassa’s and Barcelona’s City Council.
Also, the authors of the TV3 documentary “Barraques, la ciutat oblidada” that describes a reality similar to Medellin in Barcelona, will accompany us.
16:00-16:30 Visit to the exposition "The water that takes away hunger".
16:30-18:00 Video forum: Barraques, la ciutat oblidada, TV3 Documentary. Coments by authors Alonso Carnicer and Sara Grimal.
Roundtable “Moravia’s social and environmental restoration project at Medellin Colombia”
18:00-18:30 Shorts: "Habitantes en riesgo" and "Historias de Moravia".
Jordi Morató Farreras, UNESCO Sustainability Chair.
18:30-19:15 Jordi Martí i Galbis, Planning Chair Councillor, City Council.
Joan Chicón, Services Head International Relations Cooperation and Universities, Terrassa City Council.
Lorenzo Portocarrero Sierra, Board of the Tecnológico de Antioquia.
Jorge Montoya Restrepo, UPC-TdeA a Medellín Office Director.
Fèlix Manito, President of Kreanta Foundation and Director of the Medellín-Barcelona Chair.
Jordi Morató, moderator and UNESCO Sustainability Chair Coordinator
The meeting place is the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) on La Rambla de Ègara 270, from 16:00 to 19:15 hours.
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