Dialogues with Civil Society: Mees Liedekerken, Sabine Bouwmeester and Isabelle Mollinger
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Community Health and Food Security Policies in Medellín, Colombia

On 30 June, 2021, NALACS and CEDLA will host another event of the series Dialogues with Civil Society. The theme of this virtual meeting will be “Community Health and Food Security Policies in Medellín, Colombia”. Mees Liedekerken (Feed the Barrios), Sabine Bouwmeester (Caminos) and Isabelle Mollinger (CEDLA) will discuss resilience in the barrios in times of COVID-19 and food security in peripheral urban neighborhoods after the pandemic. They will also reflect on the current scenario of demonstrations and political violence that has had an immediate effect on the economic situation of Colombia.



Isabelle Mollinger
Master in Latin American Studies – Research about resilience and gentrification in the barrios in Medellín.

Mees Liedekerken
Feed the Barrios is a project that establishes a logistical system that feeds neighborhoods in need in the city of Medellín. The project includes a network of social leaders; private businesses that provide food at no cost; emergency services for the identification of vulnerable areas, and finally the public force for security when necessary. This project receives donations from different countries and seeks to build contacts with local partners, social leaders, communities, relief organizations, and the National Police.

Sabine Bouwmeester
Fundación Caminos works mainly in the vulnerable neighbourhood of Bello Oriente in Medellín. It works with 400 children and their families. They have sports, educational projects, focused on job opportunities, and a focus on resilience and coexistence in the neighborhood. Sabine is the foundation’s local liaison to the Netherlands, where they collect more than 90% of their resources. She works in collaboration with Feed the Barrios


Wednesday, 30 June, 2021
17.00 (CET) and 10.00 (Colombia)


Zoom Meeting – registration via this form: https://forms.gle/7KUJz5nHoVt8vYa38.


The event will be in English.


This event is FREE for all to join, but registration via the form above is required.


Don’t hesitate to contact us via our Facebook page or our email [email protected] in case you have any questions.