Project profile — Leading for Peace: Supporting the Rights of Children and Youth in Colombia


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2016-12-21 - 2024-02-22
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (35.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
Human rights (15160) (35.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (principal objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project strengthens the capacity of the Government of Colombia to deliver protection and compensation services to victims of armed conflict, particularly children and youth. It benefits 84,000 children and youth and 56,000 women in three conflict-affected municipalities in Colombia’s Pacific Coast: Buenaventura,Tumaco and Quibdó. The project trains 1,640 national and local government officials to deliver protection and compensation services, via a community outreach strategy that ensures that social services are inclusive and accessible for hard-to-reach beneficiaries. It trains youth networks, community leaders, and community-based organizations to participate in municipal planning. It trains youth in entrepreneurship, peacebuilding, life skills and community leadership. This project is implemented by Plan Canada.

Expected results 

Expected results for this project include: (1) A strengthened institutional system to provide comprehensive reparations and protection services to victims of armed conflict, particularly girls, boys and adolescents; and (2) victims of armed conflict, particularly girls, boys and adolescents who are more socially and financially resilient to violence and conflict and who can become active participants in community peace building.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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