Carolina Blackburn

Deputy Director of Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America


Cycling Events with Olympian Create New Narratives in Colombia’s Forgotten Regions

Imagine hundreds of cyclists riding through the streets as an Olympic gold medalist leads the pack. Years ago, this scene …

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Jimena Niño

Deputy Chief of Party of Program of Alliances for Reconciliation

Ricardo Amaya

Chief of Party of the Program of Alliances for Reconciliation and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Colombia

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Workforce Development and Youth Employment: Learning for Life

Location: Colombia Diageo’s Learning for Life Program, implemented by Tanager in Colombia, brings a workforce development and job placement model …

Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America Marks First Year of Empowering Communities

Despite strides to reduce poverty in recent years, 29.6 percent of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean still …

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Emergency Response in Arauca (ERA) II

Arauca is the main municipality of the northeastern Colombian Department of the same name. Located south of the Arauca River, …

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Program Supports Community Integration & Spurs Ecotourism of Colombia Amazon

Up until a few years ago, the rich biodiversity around Florencia, Caquetá, remained largely untouched by tourism. As in many …

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Beekeeping Heals Sting of the Past, Fostering Reconciliation in Colombia

Bees have become unusual teachers in the municipality of San Carlos (Antioquia), where violent conflict left weak social structures in …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

Colombia Program Offers Migrants Training, Self-Sufficiency, & Hope

Yudith Carmen Calderón Gil, her husband David Calderón, and their four children are a Venezuelan family from the state of Barinas, who came to Colombia in …

Amazonian Seed Stars in Reconciliation Efforts in Colombia

Sacha inchi, known as the Inca peanut, was first cultivated by the Incas more than 3,000 years ago in the …