We are so excited to partner again with the Ontario Council for International Cooperation for Tapestry 2030 Season 2! Building on the success last year of Season 1 of this podcast and illustration series, Tapestry 2030 Season 2 will further explore the future of international cooperation and global solidarity and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development.

This season the focus is on “localization,” an approach to international cooperation that seeks to put greater control and direction in the hands of the people on the ground where development projects like the ones Heart-Links supports take place.

For Heart-Links’ episode, which will go to air in late May, we will sit down with Vitalina Flores and Ana Mio, of Centro Esperanza, and two representatives of San Isidro, to talk about how localization has been key to that community’s successes. With support from Centro Esperanza and Heart-Links, this community of rural farm workers has recovered from floods in 2017, navigated and survived the pandemic, incorporated sustainable farming methods and developed a community chicken hatchery.

Other organizations participating in Tapestry 2030 Season 2 are OCIC, the Primate’s World Development and Relief Fund, Rayjon Share Care of Sarnia and Cultural Seeds.

You can learn more about what to expect from this season by joining our virtual launch event this Thursday, March 24, at 9 a.m. (ET). Hear directly from participating organizations and our local partners as we talk about our episodes, localization and storytelling. We hope to see you there!

(Spanish-English interpretation will be provided.)