Project profile — Promoting Security and Development Across Borders


2018-11-26 - 2024-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Venezuela (15.00%)
• Colombia (85.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (88.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (12.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to address the information gap of the conflict dynamics in the Colombia-Venezuela and Colombia-Ecuador border regions through research, analysis and reporting. The project works to assist local civil society in increasing their capacity to implement protection mechanisms, in order for them to reduce the security risks they face when carrying out their work. The project also works to provide opportunities for civil society to advocate with the centre for increased state presence and protection mechanisms in their regions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved response capacities by the UN and the Colombian government to the humanitarian impact of the Venezuelan crisis and to blockers to the peace deal implementation; (2) more effective security responses by the government, international and local agencies that mitigate instability and insecurity at the Colombia- Venezuela border; and (3) civil society from Colombia and Venezuela, including women’s groups, is more effective at responding to ongoing and prevent future security threats and humanitarian crises in fragile and conflict-affected border areas through self-protection measures and cross-border security and development plans."

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) 60 local civil society actors (of whom 29 are women and 31 are men) from the borderlands of Colombia have improved skills for identifying and quickly addressing local security concerns to national-level policymakers, including security concerns faced by women; and (2) increased awareness and understanding by national and international actors, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) and national authorities, of security contexts in the borderlands of Colombia and locally-grounded priorities, including those of women.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $75,615
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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