Earlier this year Wilton Park and NOREF convened a meeting in Colombia addressing the challenges of reintegration of FARC former combatants into civilian life. The meeting provided an informal, unofficial opportunity for key stakeholders and Colombian and international reintegration experts to explore together how to tackle the challenging issues facing implementation of the reincorporation phase. The report of the seminar is now publicly available, in Spanish and English.
The reintegration of the FARC former combatants, a phase that began in August 2017, remains a challenge for the Colombian peace process. In this meeting, participants had the opportunity to discuss approaches to reintegration and options for sustainability: how to accelerate the design and implementation of agricultural and other types of reintegration projects; explore rank, gender, age and ethnic approaches and community-based perspectives to reintegration; the role of national and international actors in the process including donors and the academic and private sectors; and key lessons from previous experiences in Colombia and other post-conflict contexts.
Find the report, as well as other resources on Wilton Park's event page.