The Kroc Institute of the University of Notre Dame, in charge of verifying and monitoring the implementation of the Peace Agreement in Colombia, has considered that the model of collaborative work between farmers and peace signatories promoted by PASO in the Catatumbo Peace Network is an example of good practices in peacebuilding. In its recently presented report Territorial implementation experiences: Catatumbo, the Kroc Institute invites both the national government and local authorities to carry out actions to support this initiative, which already brings together seven associations in the region with the support of the UN Verification Mission and the Francisco de Paula Santander University.
The report highlights the transformative potential of the Catatumbo Peace Network, which promotes the sustainability of the productive initiatives of peace signatories and the campesino (rural farmer) population in the region. In addition, it highlights its fundamental role in strengthening the community fabric through the generation of solid alliances, the construction of agreements for collaborative work, and the consolidation of the productive vocation of each association and cooperative.
The Kroc Institute periodically provides independent, impartial, and academically rigorous information on the implementation status of the Final Agreement. These reports aim to promote the progress of the Final Agreement and foster an enriching public dialogue for peace and development in Colombia.