Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
GTZ/ Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional
In recent years, Colombia has made significant progress in the suppression of armed conflict. Yet at the same time, new conflicts are emerging and they jeopardise the development of democracy, especially in rural areas.
The consortium (AMBERO/IP) supported component 3 of the GIZ program “peace through promoting the cooperation between the state and civil society.”
The project was able to demonstrate that taking into account conflict transformation methods such as ‘do-no-harm’, could make environmental policies more relevant and efficientt. Furthermore, the project bore the opportunity of facilitating a dialogue between civil society and the state. This could in turn give the state more credibility.
One main component of the project is the process and management consulting of state, private sector and non-governmental organizations.
Public dialogue forums, which include vulnerable groups such as indigenous peoples, women or Afro-Colombians, should be set up to discuss conflict-sensitive environmental matters, with a focus on water supply and land use.
The promotion of participatory mechanisms as well as the creation of transparent and accountable processes and structures, are key to rebuilding trust in the government.
All of this serves the improvement of the collaboration between the state and civil society and as a result, the promotion of a sustainable development of peace.
|Topics:||Climate, Environment and Biodiversity
|Client:||GTZ/ Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional
|Services:||See Text opposite.