was the Colombia/Andes director for the International Crisis Group in Bogotá from 2010 to 2013. Previously she led the Americas Department at Transparency International. She has consulted for numerous international development organisations on governance and conflict matters and t...
- Building the Peace. Rural Education and conflict in Colombia
Mabel González Bustelo , 9 December 2016
- The Venezuela Crisis, Regional Dynamics, and the Peace Process in Colombia
David Smilde , Dimitris Pantoulas , 24 August 2016
- The humanitarian impact of the new dynamics of the armed conflict and violence in various regions of Colombia
Francisco Rey Marcos , Joséphine Dubois , 19 August 2016
- Mujeres en grupos armados y fuerzas combatientes: Lecciones aprendidas desde perspectivas de género en programas de DDR
Elisa Tarnaala , 15 July 2016
- Innovations in the Colombian peace process
Kristian Herbolzheimer , 27 June 2016
- Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Elisa Tarnaala , 23 June 2016
- Building up a peace infrastructure for Colombia: lessons from implementing the Victims Law
Silke Pfeiffer , 22 October 2015
Territorial peacebuilding in Colombia: the opportunity to do what has not been achieved before?
Silke Pfeiffer, 10 July 2015
In the context of the current negotiations to end the armed conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, territorial peacebuilding has become the catchword for doing what has not been achieved in decades: developing Colombia’s marginalised regions as a basis for building lasting peace. The national government is preparing for its rollout, albeit timidly. Throughout the country, and particularly in conflict-affected regions, the territorial peacebuilding discourse has inspired local agenda-building exercises, often driven by civil society. Compared to past attempts, territorial peacebuilding will likely thrive on important opportunities, most notably the contents of a possible peace agreement, the momentum that will probably accompany its implementation and the competencies acquired during decades of civil-society-driven peacebuilding in the country’s regions. The fate of territorial peacebuilding will depend on the capacity to contain violent spoilers, increase protection and open up entrenched local power relations. Some of these actions may have to wait until a deal is signed in Havana. Building up broad-based coalitions at the national and regional levels in support of the necessary transformations, however, must not be postponed – particularly in light of the upcoming subnational elections in October 2015.