ACDI/VOCA Colombia youth sewing

How Do We Prepare Youth to Succeed? ACDI/VOCA Joins Conversation at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

It’s no secret that technology and globalization are changing today’s labor markets. As many markets shift from traditional to digital, …

ACDI/VOCA FEST Colombia youth engaged in electrical training

Can Youth Employment Build Peace in Colombia?

Colombia’s Congress recently signed a peace agreement ending a 50-year conflict with guerillas and paramilitary groups that left 250,000 people …


Colombia ACIP Trains Indigenous Community in GIS Technology

  Wiwa Community Uses Google Earth to Establish Demo Plots and Protect Ancestral Land   Our USAID-funded Afro-Colombian and Indigenous …


Coffee Builds Community in Colombia

Coffee runs in Solon Arias’s veins. Born into a Kankuamo indigenous family in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, his earliest …

Man Showcasing Traditional Songs

Colombia ACIP Participants Showcase Traditional Songs at International Theater Festival

In March, Afro-Colombian singers from the northwestern Chocó region captivated audiences with their alabaos, or sacred burial songs, at the Ibero-American …


Colombia ACIP Partners with Indigenous Community to Preserve Language

In commemoration of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on February 21, we recognize the Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program (ACIP), our …

Colombia ACIP diversity celebration

Colombia ACIP Lauded for Efforts to Foster Diversity

Last fall, ACDI/VOCA’s Internal Diversity Task Force reached out to field staff to learn how their projects ensure staff diversity. …

Colombia ACIP clothier

ACIP Support Attracts Colombian Clothier to Invest in Quibdó

In partnership with the magazine Semana, the USAID-funded Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program (ACIP) supported the Quibdó Festival Detonante, a three-day …

ACIP Colombia playing for peace soccer

Soccer as Catalyst for Social Change for Youth in Colombia

In Timbiquí, Cauca, in Colombia’s Pacific region, the Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program (ACIP) and Fundación Tiempo de Juego harness soccer, …


Colombia ACIP Project Employs Innovative Technologies to Teach Children about Race and Ethnicity

Because racial discrimination and negative perceptions about ethnicity are often deep-seated, Colombia’s Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program (ACIP) shares positive messaging …

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