Heart-Links’ episode of Tapestry 2030 Season 2 is now LIVE!

This season of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation‘s podcast and illustration series is focused on localization, an approach to development that prioritizes ideas and solutions that are community led. It is the approach Heart-Links and our partners take in their work.

You will hear Vitalina Flores and Ana Mio, of Centro Esperanza, and Savina Vargas and María Suclupe, members of the San Isidro Community Venture for the Development of Sustainable Agriculture (ECODAE) discuss how localization helped this rural community through severe flooding in 2017 and through food shortages caused by the pandemic and has made them an example other communities want to follow.

You can listen right here:

(Illustrations by Amanda Schutz. Read transcript here.)

Or you can tune in to Spotify (here) or Apple Podcasts (here) or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. You can listen to the episode in Spanish here.

Colourful background with this text: We have a lot of respect for the culture of the groups we work with, we value their knowledge, their wisdom. And for us, the most important thing, really, is the people. 
—Vitalina Flores

Remember to follow or subscribe to listen to all the Season 2 episodes. You’ll hear stories from Cultural Seeds, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and Rayjon Share Care and their respective international and community partners.

Here are some ways you can help keep this important conversation about localization going:

  • share this blog post on social media and with friends and family
  • rate each podcast episode you listen to
  • share your feedback, questions and comments (you can email them to info@heart-links.org)

Tapestry 2030 is a podcast and illustration series focused on the future of international cooperation and global solidarity, and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development.