Good Governance and Civil Society
Period: 08/2018 – 11/2020
The internal armed conflict, which has been going on for more than 50 years between the government, paramilitary forces and guerrilla groups, is a central obstacle to Colombia’s peaceful and inclusive development, despite the peace treaty signed between the government and the FARC at the end of 2016.
A number of laws have been passed or reformed in recent years to deal with the conflict in criminal and historical terms, as well as to compensate victims and to return land. Despite initial successes, however, implementation has fallen far short of public expectations as yet. Reasons for this include, for example, a lack of coordination, a lack of trust between the state and civil society as well as the continuing violence in the context of the armed conflict.
The objective of the program is to implement peace policies at national, regional and local level in a participatory and efficient manner. This is to be achieved with five fields of action in the three intervention regions Norte de Santander, Caquetá and Meta, in particular for the poorer population in rural regions affected by the internal conflict:
The consortium AMBERO-Como-Ideaborn is responsible for the implementation of the component “Transitional Justice and Historical Memory”. This field of action promotes interinstitutional cooperation between judicial bodies for more efficient decision-making and for the appropriate integration and protection of victims. Moreover, the component contributes to the historical reconstruction of the armed conflict.
The following activities are provided by our project team in Colombia: