Report of the Dialogues for Peace Forum in the Hillside of Cali

Date: October 15, 2016

Authors: Juan Fernando Lucio López, Cristian David García, Gabriela Gutiérrez Villa, Gustavo Romero

Overview: This report summarizes and analyses the results of the Second Forum "Let's Dialogue for Peace from Our Territories ¡Peace is Ours!” It was held in August 2016 at the Juana Caycedo and Cuero School in the Hillside of Cali, in partnership with the Interurban Reconciliation and Coexistence Commission (CIURC), the Archdiocese of Cali, and social leaders and grassroots organizations. Approximately 200 people representing the different social sectors and age groups that inhabit 40 neighborhoods of the hillside of Cali participated in this forum.

A participatory ideation methodology was used, including a graphic process of reflection around two scenarios: the present and the future. This workshop included specific activities for children between 5 and 17 years, whose voices are also included in the report. 

The data generated was analyzed by a team of experts in social sciences, publicists and information analysts. The situations and ideas expressed in the drawings and discussions were systematized and processed in a digital document making sure to accurately reflect the voices of the people.