OEF’s PASO Colombia program partners with the University of Notre Dame, facilitating the greater impact of peacebuilding efforts in Colombia.
PASO Colombia News
A Rural Alternative School (ERA for its Spanish acronym) is a productive and educational unit in a territory affected by violence. It works as a collaborative environment where communities, public and private actors develop productive, experimental, training and innovation processes, to promote territorial development and sustainable peace.
Though there has been some implementation progress since the 2016 signing of the peace agreement between Colombia and the FARC, there has also emerged new threats to peace.
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.
OEF's latest Annual Report looks back on the accomplishments of its various programs in 2016 and looks ahead to what it hopes to achieve in the coming year.