Project profile — Support to the Organization of American State’s Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia


OAS - Organization of American States (47079)
2021-03-22 - 2023-08-31
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 supports the Organization of American States’ Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP) in carrying out its mandate to observe, report on, and support peacebuilding in Colombia. Project activities include: (1) monitoring, reporting on and providing recommendations to authorities on the conflict dynamics in the territories in which the MAPP operates, and the impact of conflict on local communities, including ethnic communities, women and girls; (2) providing accompaniment to state and civil society-led peacebuilding activities related to truth and reparations, victim participation (including through a different lens that includes women), land restitution, accountability/judicial matters and detainees; (3) facilitating coordination between peacebuilding stakeholders, including rural, conflict-affected communities and the state, and (4) supporting the Truth Commission in promoting culturally appropriate activities for ethnic women in the context of the Truth Commission’s mandate.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of the project include: (1) improved actions taken by authorities and civil society, for greater effectiveness in addressing the root causes of conflict and spoilers to peace in conflict-affected regions; (2) enhanced understanding by state authorities of the conditions and conflict dynamics in the regions where the MAPP operates; (3) increased access for civil society organizations and victims, including women and girls of different ethnicities, to truth, reconciliation, justice and other peacebuilding processes; and (4) strengthened trust between conflict-affected communities, civil society and the state.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include : (1) 35 Colombian women increased their leadership skills and abilities to participate in senior positions in the public service; (2) increased capacity of local civil society and survivors of the conflict to document cases of sexual and gender-based violence for present to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace; (3) increased understanding by Colombian authorities on risks faced by rural communities, including Indigenous populations, in giving urgency to protection measures and actions; (4) increased recognition by authorities of the range of gender and prejudice-based violence during the conflict; (5) improved communications, awareness and solidarity by Indigenous Wayuu and Afro-Colombian women on commonalities of conflict-related experiences. This was made possible through joint testimony gathering exercises supported by the Mission to Support the Peace Process (MAPP) and the Truth Commission; (6) improved culturally and gender-appropriate processes adopted by the Truth Commission to work with ethnic victims of the conflict; and (7) increased knowledge and understanding of risk scenarios by authorities complimenting early warning emissions.

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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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