The Challenges of Rural Reform in Colombia

Agrarian issues were at the heart of the peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the FARC in 2016, and the Colombian government, international cooperation agencies, universities, and NGOs have addressed numerous aspects of the rural reform agenda. 

The German and Colombian governments have jointly sponsored initiatives to enlist the support of universities and technical experts in both countries to support reform in rural areas.      

E-ADN “El Reto de Emprender Juntos” | Bogotá, Colombia

This forum will take place in Bogotá, Colombia and is organized by Foros Semana, Foros Dinero, Everis, and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, at the invitation of the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina and with support from Banco Davivienda. Please register on the Foros Semana website. A new LAP/Fundación del Área Andina report by Diego Molano will be launched at the 9:10 a.m. session.

The U.S.-Colombian Bilateral Relationship: Challenges and Opportunities for the Duque Administration

Since 1999, the U.S.-Colombian relationship has privileged multiple objectives, from the fight against drug trafficking, to the extension of the state’s legitimate presence throughout the national territory, the consolidation of peace, and the provision of security training and expertise to third countries.  President Iván Duque was one of a handful of heads of state to meet with President Donald Trump on the margins of the UN General Assembly, and the Duque administration has reached out to senior U.S.

Colombian Private Sector Commitment in Rural Conflict Areas

Colombia’s private sector has a long history of investing in projects for social inclusion and sustainability.  Now the private sector is deeply engaged in finding and creating business opportunities in rural areas, including those long affected by violence and conflict. 


A Conversation with the Vice President of Colombia General Óscar Naranjo

Vice President Oscar Naranjo, former director of Colombia’s National Police and a member of the government team that negotiated the peace accord with the FARC, discussed the status of implementation of the agreement; the progress made in carrying out the country’s anti-narcotics strategy; and Colombia’s contributions to regional security efforts. 


Photo Credit:  Juan Carlos Sierra / Semana




Colombia's Recovery from War: Victims' Rights and Returning Fighters

Reparations for victims and reintegration of combatants are key provisions of Colombian law and of the year-old peace agreement that ended a half century of war between the government and the country’s largest rebel group. The effect of the conflict and how the government is fulfilling its commitments will be the focus of a discussion on October 31 at the U.S. Institute of Peace, co-hosted with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.