October 10th, 2020
Thanks to our incredible Crowdfunding campaign, over 2000 people from 15 countries enjoyed the concert and we were able to share with more than 100 people a great variety of products representing biodiversity. We also raised the necessary funds to produce the concert!
On October 10th, 2020, as part of the international event Terra Madre organized by Slow Food, we connected with diversity in all its forms through a unique musical experience.
We created an online intercultural experience starring 4 groups of artists from 4 different countries and territories.
Thanks to the collaboration of multiple actors involved at different levels, who committed themselves to making this project possible and widely known.
Diversity and Development (D&D) is an international non-profit organization that supports and connects actors committed to the defense and promotion of a more inclusive, diverse and creative society.
A network of institutions, organizations and individuals who believe in valuing biocultural diversity as a relevant strategy to promote sustainable, inclusive, competitive and resilient territorial dynamics.
Community of knowledge and practices shared by international actors, involved in new ways of thinking and doing development, where identity, origin, quality and local diversities are catalysts of inclusive dynamics of local and territorial development.
Institution for training and classroom learning, which uses participatory and practical methodologies for Sustainable Rural Development.
The City Council aims to respond to the new demands of citizens and generate a dynamic space for communication and neighborhood participation.
They organize awareness-raising activities in Chefchaouen, Morocco, on issues related to the domains of family code, women’s and children’s health, cooperation and the environment.
It works to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, to counteract the rise of accelerated life rates, and to combat disinterest in food, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the world.
Training space associated with traditional knowledge to empower communities and strengthen the cultural heritage of their territory by keeping their traditions and knowledge alive.
It promotes the sustainable empowerment of Afrodescendant communities. It contributes to the recovery of cultural knowledge and practices and to economic and social inclusion.
Communication agency that provides operational and logistical solutions for the realization of corporate events in person and virtually, adapting to the expectations and needs of each organization.
Project in support of rural communities of African descent in Colombia with the aim of generating income through their knowledge and culture.
This initiative is based on the commitment of positive and diverse companies, seeking to transform territories and commercialize quality products, valuing the diversity and work of the communities.
These products are strongly linked to the territory, its biology and its cultural heritage. They represent biodiversity, and are collected, produced and distributed in a sustainable and responsible way.
A socially and environmentally responsible Colombian coffee company that is dedicated to strengthening and expanding the culture of coffee, supporting coffee growers and transforming the country’s tradition into unique experiences.
It works hand in hand with cacao bean producers to exchange ideas and teachings around one purpose: to co-create the highest quality aromatic cocoa. It seeks a redistribution of value and price along the production chain.
They offer training, digital experiences and traditional products rooted in the territory, such as the delicious Colombian viche, in order to empower communities and strengthen cultural heritage.
Hand in hand with the producers and collectors of aromatic and medicinal plants, they promote their work and the development of life and values around the preservation of nature and biodiversity, balance and personal well-being and the planet.
Family business that produces and distributes local and natural products, with the purpose of defending and promoting the sustainable consumption and production of natural foods.
Houmar Rural Hostel is part of the Natural Park of Bouhachem, located near the Talassemtane National Park.
This country house is located 35 km east of Chefchaouen.
They produce animal and vegetable products, and supply raw materials to their members to commercialize their local products.
Connecting Diversity achieved its goal of giving visibility to the valuable work of local entrepreneurs and of our Guardians of Diversity network.
To learn more about our Guardians of Diversity networks, consult the following document.
Each person who contributed to the campaign and attended the concert, collaborated to giving visibility, to value and to protect the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the world.
Every collaboration represents a step that brings us closer to achieving the objectives of Diversity and Development.
We develop projects and initiatives for the benefit of local communities and the global population.
“Very good… Thank you for connecting us with the universality and diversity of art and culture”
“Music is one of the most beautiful expressions of life, it’s an excellent idea to connect territories in this way, very successful!”
“Thank you so much for this musical journey! It is such a pleasure to see and hear so many talented people who share their passion so generously! With lots of love from Russia! From Asia”
“Thank you Diversity and Development for this initiative, and all the artists! In these difficult times, nothing is richer than joyful and deep music, and sharing in the diversity of places and cultures. This is the best of humanity!”
“Thank you for promoting diversity through these events that motivate us to move forward”
“Congratulations, it’s an excellent project! Greetings from Ecuador, keep up the good energy”