Project profile — Strengthening the National Center for Historical Memory in Colombia


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2017-03-31 - 2018-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Colombia (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project aims to strengthen the capacities of the Colombian National Center for Historic Memory (CNMH) in preparing for the establishment of the Truth Commission, taking into account the differential focus on gender. Project activities include: (1) supporting strategic activities for the reconstruction of memory, coexistence, a culture of respect, tolerance and peaceful resolution of conflicts; (2) working to identify, prioritize and systemize cases of serious violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law for the Truth Commission; (3) supporting women’s organizations by establishing specific activities to empower women within the process of seeking the clarification of truth, coexistence and the construction of historical memory; and (4) supporting joint activities between the CNMH and the Truth Commission to develop a territorial communication strategy on the mandates of both the CNMH and the Truth Commission.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased effectiveness of institutional and survivor organizations, including women survivor organizations, to implement mechanisms for clarifying truth, reconstructing historical memory and implementing measures of satisfaction, within the framework of the Law of Victims’ and the Peace Accords; and (2) increased gender fairness and equality in the construes of clarifying truth, reconstructing historical memory and implementing measures of satisfaction, emphasizing the investigation of sexual violence crimes within the framework of the armed conflict.

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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