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STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES THROUGH LEARNING ALLIANCES: IMPROVING WATER USE IMPLEMENTING CLEANER PRODUCTION IN THE TANNERIES IN EL CERRITO (COLOMBIA) STRENGTHENING.

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1 STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES THROUGH LEARNING ALLIANCES: IMPROVING WATER USE IMPLEMENTING CLEANER PRODUCTION IN THE TANNERIES IN EL CERRITO (COLOMBIA) STRENGTHENING CAPACITIES THROUGH LEARNING ALLIANCES: IMPROVING WATER USE IMPLEMENTING CLEANER PRODUCTION IN THE TANNERIES IN EL CERRITO (COLOMBIA) Inés Restrepo-Tarquino, Ana Dorly Jaramillo, Gustavo Adolfo Vivas Forero June 2005 Learning Alliances for scaling up innovative approaches in the WSS sector Delft, The Netherlands, June 6-10 2005 Learning Alliances for scaling up innovative approaches in the WSS sector Delft, The Netherlands, June 6-10 2005

2 The leather chain in Valle del Cauca (Colombia) The leather chain in Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

3 Economic impact and characteristics Economic impact and characteristics SizeNumber% Direct employments Area (m 2 ) Large2102402000-10000 Medium733100600-2000 Small125740 160-360 * Total21100380 * Including the owners home

4 MEDIUM SIZE TANNERY IN EL CERRITO MEDIUM SIZE TANNERY IN EL CERRITO

5 CVC REGIONAL LEVEL CRPML UV/CINARA CDP UNI JAVERIANA UNI AUTONOMA UNI NACIONAL UNI CENTRAL THE LEARNING ALLIANCE THE LEARNING ALLIANCE Tanneries Local authorities LOCAL LEVEL PROBLEM Water use and contamination PROBLEM Water use and contamination OTHERS UNI CATOLICA STRENGTHENING RESEARCH GROUPS IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVING COMPETITIVENESS

6 ACTION SCHEME FOR THE LA ACTION SCHEME FOR THE LA Participatory diagnosis Identification of key actors and institutions related to tanneries (entrepreneurs, municipality, environmental authority, among others) Joint analysis of tanneries conditions focused on the environmental performance – needs identification according to requirements Participatory proposals generation and analysis, and selection of best options Participatory preparation of action plans Implementation Monitoring to the implementation actions Agreement and adjustment TEAM IN CHARGE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY MUNICIPALITY TANNERIES Agreement and adjustment TEAM LEARNING CONTINUOUS SENSIBILIZATION AND TRAINING Participatory results analysis New projects generation to strengthen this link

7 RESULTS RESULTS Date Flow (m 3 /s) BOD 5 (kg/d) TSS (kg/d) Oct 10-11, 2002 511855,983106 Nov 13-14, 2004 23,6975,81101,3 Nov 24-25, 2004 21827962,9 Wastewater in the sewerage system

8 RESULTS RESULTS New projects are being formulatedNew projects are being formulated Research productsResearch products Entrepreneurs with new attitude towards environmental changesEntrepreneurs with new attitude towards environmental changes Institutions with new methodologiesInstitutions with new methodologies Transfer to other regions in ColombiaTransfer to other regions in Colombia New projects are being formulatedNew projects are being formulated Research productsResearch products Entrepreneurs with new attitude towards environmental changesEntrepreneurs with new attitude towards environmental changes Institutions with new methodologiesInstitutions with new methodologies Transfer to other regions in ColombiaTransfer to other regions in Colombia

9 SCALING UP SCHEME SCALING UP SCHEME CRPML CDP UniValle/Cinara CVC Other research groups in public and private universities Other environmental processes with productive chains Leather micro-industry Local authorities Entrepreneurs Other local authorities Other entrepreneurs Other local authorities Other entrepreneurs

10 LESSONS LEARNT LESSONS LEARNT LA works based on trustLA works based on trust Concrete problems and solutionsConcrete problems and solutions TemporaryTemporary All win, all putAll win, all put Particular interests are respected and recognisedParticular interests are respected and recognised Clear responsibilitiesClear responsibilities Knowledge institutionalizationKnowledge institutionalization LA works based on trustLA works based on trust Concrete problems and solutionsConcrete problems and solutions TemporaryTemporary All win, all putAll win, all put Particular interests are respected and recognisedParticular interests are respected and recognised Clear responsibilitiesClear responsibilities Knowledge institutionalizationKnowledge institutionalization

11 CONCLUSIONS CONCLUSIONS Good strategy to work concrete problems involving a wide range of stakeholdersGood strategy to work concrete problems involving a wide range of stakeholders Individual interests are addressedIndividual interests are addressed The key is a good processThe key is a good process Good strategy to work concrete problems involving a wide range of stakeholdersGood strategy to work concrete problems involving a wide range of stakeholders Individual interests are addressedIndividual interests are addressed The key is a good processThe key is a good process

12 RECOMMENDATIONS RECOMMENDATIONS Problem identification before creating a learning allianceProblem identification before creating a learning alliance Projects after the LA is createdProjects after the LA is created Projects formulated by the LAProjects formulated by the LA LA should be flexible and openLA should be flexible and open Values and principles defined from the very beginningValues and principles defined from the very beginning Problem identification before creating a learning allianceProblem identification before creating a learning alliance Projects after the LA is createdProjects after the LA is created Projects formulated by the LAProjects formulated by the LA LA should be flexible and openLA should be flexible and open Values and principles defined from the very beginningValues and principles defined from the very beginning

13 THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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