ApS: Territory as a space for peace: governance, education for peace and access to basic services and livelihoods as key elements for development and post-conflict in the Pacific Region
SDC will support ApS in improving living conditions of rural and ethnic communities in the Pacific Region affected by the armed conflict and natural events with a rights-based approach. The focus of this phase will be on an exit strategy that links humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and development in four departments that were under the influence of the FARC. It will contribute to peacebuilding efforts in Colombia while addressing humanitarian needs in zones where armed violence has increased and state responses have been weak.
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Conflict & fragility
Protection, access & security
- Other international or foreign NGO North
|Background||The prioritized departments (Chocó, Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño) have been historically affected by the armed conflict. After the signature of the peace agreement with the FARC, there has been a reconfiguration of other illegal armed actors which dispute territorial control and illicit economies (drug trafficking and mining) in areas of this region that were formerly influenced by the FARC. This has caused an intensification of armed violence and great humanitarian impact on ethnic communities (indigenous and afro-descendant). The state response has been insufficient due to operational and financial constraints. In order to advance in peacebuilding, it is necessary to ensure adequate and complementary assistance and to contribute to closing the gap in access to basic services and sustainable livelihoods in these rural areas. The peace agreement sets a unique opportunity to bridge humanitarian and development aid in such region.|
|Objectives||Contribute to peace building efforts by improving living conditions of communities affected by the armed conflict and natural events, with a differential (ethnic and gender) approach and rights-based approach in Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Chocó|
Directly 14.900 people (including 6.506 children) from indigenous, afro-descendant and peasant communities of 8 municipalities belonging to 4 departments, whereas 49% are female and 51% male.
4 municipalities where ApS will continue and reinforce processes started in previous phases: Valle del Cauca (Buenaventura), Cauca (Buenos Aires, El Tambo) and Nariño (Tumaco). 4 new municipalities added to this phase: Chocó (municipio del Litoral de San Juan) and Cauca (López de Micay, Timbiquí, Guapi).
Additionally, the project will benefit indirectly to 14.705 people (among habitants of surrounding areas). 49% are female and 51% male.
1. Governance is strengthened through community empowerment, participatory territorial planning, close coordination between local authorities and communities, and humanitarian assistance to recent victims of forced displacement (14.900 people, 44% are children).
* Some of the target population will be benefited by different outcomes
1. Governance (14.900 people, whereas 6.506 are children):
2. Education for peace (765 people, whereas 335 are children):
3. Access to basic services and livelihoods (510 people, whereas 228 are children):
Results from previous phases:
In the 6th phase the Project directly reached 25.388 people (5.940 families) that benefited from improvement of protection mechanisms and access to basic services:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
International or foreign NGO
-UNHCR, ICRC, WFP, FAO, UNICEF, Save the Children, NRC, Humanitarian Coordination Teams.
-Donors: AECID, municipal administrations and communities.
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
-Institutional partners: Municipal and departmental administrations, Health and Women Secretariats, National Service for Traineeship (SENA), Ombudsman field offices, the Victims’ Unit (UARIV), Territory Renewal Agency (ART), Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).
-Community based organizations and Juntas de Acción Comunal (community based decision making committees).
-Community ethnic councils.
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 780'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 697'723|
|Project phases||Phase 7 01.04.2017 - 31.07.2020 (Current phase) Phase 6 15.09.2014 - 31.03.2017 (Completed) Phase 5 15.09.2013 - 31.03.2015 (Completed) Phase 4 01.02.2012 - 30.09.2013 (Completed)|