IRI Colombia holds working meetings with political, religious leaders

May 2022

IRI Colombia held a working meeting with Alexander Bermúdez, representative to the Chamber of Deputies for the department of Guaviare. The representative was reelected for the new legislature that will begin on July 20, 2022. It was agreed that he will support the formation of the Colombia for the Amazon parliamentary alliance and that he will promote a bill to create an environmental chair with a territorial approach.  The program also held a working meeting with Monsignor Omar de Jesús Mejía, Archbishop of Florencia (Caquetá) and president in Colombia of the Pan-Amazonian Network – Repam, an inter-church organization that is part of the Advisory Council of IRI Colombia. The purpose of the meeting was to inform about the action plan for 2022 and to concretize common tasks related to the execution of the plan.