Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Accord Era | Wilson Center
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Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Accord Era

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Since the November 2016 signing of the peace agreement between the government of Colombia and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian government has faced numerous challenges of accord implementation. The peace agreement includes ambitious goals in the areas of integral rural reform and development, reintegration and protection of ex-combatants, transitional justice, coca crop substitution, and the protection of human rights.


Please join the Latin American Program and the U.S. Agency for International Development on Monday, October 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for a conversation on the achievements and challenges of peace implementation in Colombia.


Welcome and Introduction
Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program


Opening Remarks

Ambassador Philip Goldberg

U.S. Ambassador to Colombia (via live stream) 


Panel: The Implementation of Territorial Development Plans (PDETs)


Emilio Archila

High Commissioner for Stabilization, Republic of Colombia


Sorrel Aroca 

Governor of Putumayo


Mayerlis Angarita

Director, Narrar para Vivir


Marino Córdoba

President, National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES)


Moderator: Lawrence Sacks

Director, USAID/Colombia


Closing Remarks

John Barsa

Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development


*This seminar will be in Spanish. Interpretation Spanish-English will be provided. Please note that headsets are limited.