Colombia

Le priorità tematiche della DSC in Colombia vertono sulla fornitura di servizi di base, sulla protezione delle vittime del conflitto, ma anche sull'accesso all'acqua, alla gestione e al risanamento idrico.

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Nel 2012, il Governo colombiano ha annunciato l'avvio di negoziati per mettere fine al conflitto con i guerriglieri delle Forze armate rivoluzionarie di Colombia (FARC). Il processo ha dato adito all'adozione d’iniziative legislative come la legge per la restituzione delle terre alle vittime del conflitto. I negoziati hanno suscitato un'eco positiva a livello nazionale e internazionale, ma vi sono ambienti che ancora vi si oppongono e la violenza organizzata rimane un tema d'attualità nel Paese. Le attività della DSC si concentrano principalmente sulla preoccupante situazione umanitaria delle vittime del conflitto. La sua strategia generale mira ad accompagnare i processi per superare il conflitto armato e sostenere la riconciliazione. Si fonda su varie modalità di cooperazione, come il partenariato bilaterale e multilaterale e gli interventi diretti.

Aiuto umanitario

Servizi di base per la popolazione vittima del conflitto

L'aiuto umanitario d'emergenza soddisfa i bisogni elementari delle popolazioni colpite dal conflitto, cercando di garantire, in particolare, l'accesso all'acqua potabile, la sicurezza alimentare e le cure di base. In questo modo è possibile offrire i mezzi di sussistenza necessari alle popolazioni vulnerabili, consolidare le loro capacità istituzionali od organizzative per permettere loro di partecipare ai processi di riconciliazione. La DSC è particolarmente attiva a livello rurale.

Aiuto Umanitario

Governance fondiaria

Protezione delle vittime del conflitto: processo di restituzione delle terre

Adottata nel 2011, la legge sulle vittime e sulla restituzione delle terre prevede vari meccanismi di protezione in favore della popolazione civile. Questi meccanismi si ispirano all'approccio «Do no harm» («Non nuocere»), che vigila affinché l'aiuto fornito non diventi una fonte di conflitto supplementare tra le parti. Concretamente, questo approccio è articolato in tre punti:

  • il consolidamento istituzionale;
  • lo sviluppo delle capacità individuali;
  • la gestione delle conoscenze.

Il Ministero dell'agricoltura colombiano è incaricato di applicare la legge conformemente a questo approccio, con il sostegno tecnico dell'Università nazionale di Colombia e l'organizzazione americana «CDA-Collaborative Learning Projects».

Impegno in contesti fragili e prevenzione di conflitti armati

Acqua

Garantire l'accesso all'acqua per le popolazioni vulnerabili, migliorare il risanamento e la gestione idrica.

La popolazione, in particolare quella nelle regioni rurali, ha diritto a un accesso durevole all'acqua. Al contempo occorre anche garantire il risanamento idrico. Nel quadro di un partenariato pubblico-privato, imprese svizzere e colombiane hanno svolto ricerche sul consumo di acqua delle economie domestiche. I risultati di questi studi hanno permesso di avviare un progetto pilota per promuovere una migliore gestione dell'acqua. Le conoscenze acquisite nella realizzazione del progetto pilota hanno permesso di lanciare, nel 2012, una seconda fase a cui partecipano sette grandi imprese colombiane. Il progetto è coordinato dal Centro nazionale per una produzione più pulita (CNPP).

L’acqua

Storia della cooperazione

Dall'aiuto umanitario al sostegno della transizione

Nel 2001, la DSC ha aperto un ufficio a Bogotà e avviato un programma umanitario per migliorare le condizioni di vita delle vittime del conflitto armato. Dal 2009, la Colombia fa parte dei Paesi prioritari per la DSC.

Progetti attuali

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UNMAS: Regional coordination for Mine Action

05.02.2020 - 04.10.2020

SDC will support UNMAS to consolidate and expand the Mine Action Authority (The Office of the High Counsellor for Peace - Descontamina Colombia) capacity to coordinate with regional and local authorities in 13 prioritized mine-affected departments, ass well as with other public socio-economic development policies. This will ensure transition period to new local and regional governments and the inclusion of Mine Action public policy in the general planning of 13 prioritized departments, facilitating the improvement of efficiency and efficacy of Mine Action in the field. It will build on a project previously financed by the UN Multipartner Trust Fund for Sustaining Peace, within the implementation of the Peace Accord and the MIne Ban Treaty's obligation to have a mine-free country. 


CRC: Integration of migrants and host communities in Cali

01.11.2019 - 31.01.2021

SDC will support the Colombian Red Cross (Cruz Roja Colombiana, CRC) in improving cultural and socioeconomic integration of Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees and vulnerable host communities in Cali. This project will work on the nexus between responding to humanitarian needs and building conditions for socioeconomic stabilization among migrants, returnees and vulnerable population. It will take place in a context of protection risks especially for women, youngsters and children associated to illegal economies and armed actors.


IDB Migration Initiative (Clean drinking water and sanitation program for la Guajira)

01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022

Switzerland supports to the newly created Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was created in support of Latin American and Caribbean migrants and their host communities and accordingly contributes to deter grave development crisis by empowering communities to foster integration and consequently to strengthen stability of the region and Colombia in particular.


HI: ACTIVA – Integrated mine action in Cauca and Nariño

15.05.2019 - 31.01.2021

SDC will support Humanity & Inclusion (HI) in contributing to peace, early recovery and socioeconomic development of indigenous, peasant and afro-descendant communities in the departments of Cauca and Nariño, under the Government Stabilization Policy. The focus of the third phase will be on a comprehensive approach (mine risk education, humanitarian demining, victim rehabilitation and advocacy) that involves recovery of community economies and infrastructure. It will bring a broader impact and better cost-efficiency relationship.


SDC Education Fund

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

As part of its increased commitment for Education and of the implementation of SDC’s Education Strategy, the SDC launches an Education Fund in order to incentivize innovation and the application of new approaches in basic education/vocational skills development and through educational activities across sectors. Innovation can have a catalytic effect on the effectiveness of programmes in and through education. Education is a core enabler for sustainable development and is an important lever in Switzerland’s commitment to promote human and economic development, peace and stability. 


CCCM: Comprehensive Mine Action in Algeciras

24.11.2018 - 23.03.2021

SDC will continue supporting the clearance of antipersonnel mines explosive/unexploded ordnances/ improvised explosive devices in the municipality of Algeciras (Huila), as part of the implementation of the peace accord with the FARC-EP. This project aims to protect highly affected communities by the armed conflict and create conditions for socioeconomic and territorial development in a zone where the FARC-EP had a historic presence. This contribution will address a key issue for a sustainable peace in Colombia. It will also strengthen Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas (CCCM), which is the first Colombian association accredited for humanitarian demining.


Scaling up of the comprehensive model of water and sanitation for promotion of territorial peace to rural areas of 6 departments of the country (ASIR-SABA)

06.02.2018 - 31.08.2020

SDC will continue, on one hand, supporting the implementation of the institutional strengthening plans in Valle and Cauca in order to guarantee the closing of processes that initiated during the phase 1. On the other hand, the scaling-up of the technical assistance model proposed by SABA will start in la Guajira, Boyacá, Antioquia and Nariño. This project aims to contribute to peacebuilding in rural territories though improving the quality of life of the rural population, through differential schemes that allow sustainable management for the provision of water and sanitation (W & S).


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

25.09.2017 - 30.09.2020

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.


Transformemos Territorios Construyendo Paz

15.07.2017 - 31.08.2020

Strenghtening local communities and public officials’ capacities to manage conflicts over land and territories in seven departments in Colombia

SDC has supported the implementation of Land Restitution Policy throughout institutional strengthening and context analysis by applying situational approach. Due to the land restitution process’ ongoing challenges and the requirements of the Peace Agreement (with FARC), the partners have identified the necessity to work directly with rural communities and territorial authorities to develop their capacities to manage conflicts over land, and integrate into the strategy articulated actions between the local population, the authorities and the academy for the land policy’s future in Colombia. 


NRC: Protection, humanitarian assistance and durable solutions for people affected by the armed conflict in Chocó and by the humanitarian crisis on the border Colombia-Venezuela

15.06.2017 - 30.09.2020

SDC will support NRC in reducing the vulnerability of the population affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Chocó and by the humanitarian crisis on the border Colombia-Venezuela. On one hand, responding to the impacts as a result of the prolonged crisis within Venezuela, the population is expected to develop the capacity to identify protection risks and strategies to mitigate them. On the other hand, as for the internal situation in Chocó in the frame of the victims’ reparation, the project seeks to promote their active participation in processes addressed to implement durable solutions.


RNEC: provide legal identity for vulnerable people located in areas of FARC Demobilization

15.06.2017 - 31.12.2020

SDC will support the National Institution for the Registry of Civil Status (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil RNEC in Spanish) in the process of registration of vulnerable population located in areas where the demobilization of FARC will be carried out. Access to legal registration is a measure of protection of communities at risk or affected by armed conflict, and will also allow access to other basic and social services, such as health and education.


Colombia: ACH-E; Schools and communities for peace - recovery of the social, productive and economic conditions of 14 communities affected by armed violence in the departments of Putumayo, Cordoba and Nariño

01.04.2017 - 31.08.2020

SDC will support ACH-E in finding lasting solutions to peace and the recovery of population affected by the armed conflict/violence in the departments of Putumayo, Cordoba and Nariño. The focus of the 5th phase will be on improve authorities capacities to address early recovery needs and guarantee the delivery of basic services, while bridges between the state institutions and the communities will be strengthened.

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