Building a First-of-its-Kind Regional Reintegration Plan in Colombia

At the invitation of OEF's PASO Colombia program, which is coordinating development of plans for reincorporation of ex-combatants, the mayor of Cali recently visited a transitional rural zone where FARC's ex-combatants are concentrated. The mayor has agreed to lend Cali's institutional expertise to seventeen municipalities located close to transitional zones. "This effort to coordinate the social and economic reintegration of former FARC combatants at the regional level is the first of its kind in the peace process and is an example of best practices for the rest of the country," said Juan Fernando Lucio, director of PASO Colombia.

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