Project profile — Brain Trust for the Colombian Transition - Support to Territorial Peace Implementation


2020-12-14 - 2022-12-31
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 (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 strengthen the implementation of Colombia's "Territorial-focused Development Plans" (known as PDETs in Spanish). The project does this by supporting the combined work of “Territorial Trust,” a sub-national network of peace implementation actors in PDET regions. And the Colombian Brain Trust, a network of experts who played a direct and significant role in the Colombian peace negotiations in Havana. Together, the Brain and Territorial Trusts provide analysis, policy advice, and recommendations to policy-makers on peace implementation, emphasizing PDET implementation. Project activities include: (1) holding sessions with the Brain and Territorial Trusts that serve to identify, debate and analyze challenges and solutions; formulating policy recommendations, and defining engagement strategies aimed at catalyzing PDET implementation; (2) conducting workshops aimed at building knowledge on lessons learned from different conflict contexts; (3) preparing and distributing policy analyses on risks and opportunities for peace implementation in Colombia; and (4) conducting public outreach with broader audiences, including actors with different political views or technical interpretations of the Peace Agreement’s implementation.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) established greater consensus among the general population in Colombia on critical matters related to the implementation of the Peace Agreement, including its gender components; and (2) enhanced a gender-responsive implementation of the Peace Agreement in Colombia by national and local level policymakers, especially in the territories that were most affected by the armed conflict.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) reached 80 policy-makers (48 women and 32 men) working on Colombian peace implementation through the provision of analysis and recommendations on addressing peacebuilding challenges; and (2) 10 social leaders and activists (5 women and 5 men) from conflict-affected regions of Colombia increased their understanding and analytical capacity on Colombia’s Territorial-focused Development Program , transitional justice, reincorporation, women, peace and security, and context evaluation.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
13-10-2023 Disbursement $165,869
06-03-2024 Disbursement $179,424
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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