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How Do We Reconcile a Post-Conflict Colombia? Boosting Economic Inclusion

By Katherine Ko, Daniel Sumner, and Melissa Matlock Decades of conflict may have divided Colombian communities, but a 2016 peace deal between …

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How Do We Reconcile a Post-Conflict Colombia? Changing Perceptions, Attitudes, and Beliefs 

By Katherine Ko, Daniel Sumner, and Melissa Matlock  A 2016 peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed …

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Emergency Response Program Cultivates Hope in Colombia’s La Guajira Desert

In January 2022, ACDI/VOCA completed Emergency Response in Colombia (ERIC), a program funded by USAID’s Bureau of Humanitatian Assistance, in …

USAID Program Reaffirms Commitment to Reconciliation with Colombian Media Outlets

Two events held in Bucaramanga and Bogotá, Colombia, recently helped spread awareness of lessons learned and future opportunities for reconciliation …

Colombian Youth Leaders Hit the Ground Running in 2022 with Youth Resilience Activity’s Support

At the end of last year, a record 1.2 million Colombian youth voted to elect 10,824 of their peers to …

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Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Colombian Empowerment

ACDI/VOCA’s approach to the Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Colombian Empowerment (IPACE) Activity champions local ownership and leadership to ensure programming is …

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ACDI/VOCA to Lead the USAID Indigenous People & Afro-Colombian Empowerment Activity

ACDI/VOCA is pleased to announce USAID has selected the organization to lead the USAID Indigenous People and Afro-Colombian Empowerment (IPACE) …

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How Development Programs Can Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is often associated with the disproportionate risk that women face globally. In the United States, one in four …

Shaping Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Safe Spaces for Colombian Youth

Over the last eight months, the Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) has been working with local partners to implement small pilot …

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Youth Month Activities Bring People Together in Colombia

In Colombia, the USAID-funded Youth Resilience Activity (YRA) celebrated International Youth Day on August 12 with a series of events …

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Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America Marks Third Anniversary

Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA (FAVLA), a nonprofit affiliate of ACDI/VOCA registered in Bogotá, Colombia, celebrates three years in operation. Since its …

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Colombia Youth Resilience Activity Celebrates Youth Day

In Colombia, young people who may be disengaged child soldiers, former youth offenders, migrants, survivors of violence, or those living …

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How Do We Reconcile a Post-Conflict Colombia? Boosting Economic Inclusion

By Katherine Ko, Daniel Sumner, and Melissa Matlock Decades of conflict may have divided Colombian communities, but a 2016 peace deal between …