Green Terrace at the Jornada ACIS

Exchange between Colombia & Switzerland

On May 20, 2022, the Colombian Association of Researchers in Switzerland (in Spanish Asociacion Colombiana de InvestigadoresenSuiza – ACIS) celebrated their 30th anniversary, holding an event at the Latin American Centre of the University of St. Gallen entitled “Jornada ACIS – Research in the diaspora: Exchange between Colombia and Switzerland”. The event was organised by the Latin American-Swiss Centre (CLS HSG) and it was free and open to the public.

In the framework of this meeting, Dr. Sandra Mendez presented our Green Terrace project. This project is being implemented since 2021 in Usme, in the south of Bogotá, Colombia. It supports better community management of organic waste, teaches composting and promotes the implementation of urban vegetable gardens at the homes of the families involved, contributing to a better and healthier diet.


The Green Terrace project is supported by the International Programme co-funding of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Catholic Church of St. Gallen, Municipality of Maur and the Canton of Schaffhausen.