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Open Society Foundations;
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs.In Colombia, analog free-to-air television is still by far the most influential source of news. Digitization seems to be increasing both the quantity and range of news and the total public consumption of media as many traditional outlets now have online versions, while some new online only outlets have been born in recent years and gained recognition as news providers. Internet use is increasing very fast in urban areas and higher socioeconomic groups.Public media have been strengthened in recent years and public service provision is considered an important issue in Colombia. The transition to digital terrestrial television (DTT) is seen as both a challenge and an opportunity to public media. Digital activism too has grown in Colombia, and active internet users have proved the power of social networking, which has become very popular. Political debates and hostage rescue operations have, among others, triggered big digital mobilizations, especially on Facebook and Twitter.The policy and regulatory framework for digital media is still being defined as the media regulatory framework itself is functional, but there are several procedural flaws in the implementation.
Open Society Foundations;
For decades, Colombia has faced the challenge of promoting economic development and peace in its coca growing regions while quelling the flow of coca for unlawful purposes. During this time, the country has rarely considered promoting economic development with coca, partly because national and international frameworks and policies have written off coca growers as one of the main drivers of the drug trade.The 2016 peace agreement marked the first significant shift towards a paradigm that prioritizes human rights, rural development, and local governance in the issue of coca. Within the context of the provisions of the peace accord, concrete policy innovations were introduced in 2017. The National Training Service (SENA), a government entity in charge of offering vocational training in vulnerable communities, a peacebuilding organization, and members of the Lerma coca-growing community formed a partnership that became the key to success in advancing policy reform.Coca Industrialization: A Path to Innovation, Development, and Peace in Colombia presents coca as an agricultural product with ample industrialization opportunities that fit within the existing national and international legal arrangements. This report explores coca's diverse potential in applications as varied as nutrition, natural medicine, personal care, and agro-industry—as well as coca's historical cultural uses.The report suggests seeing the coca plant (Erythroxylum spp) as an agricultural product for lawful uses as well as the challenges and opportunities that have influenced industrialization. It proposes building a coca leaf industry that guarantees a sound income for farmers; provides good quality, sustainable raw materials for manufacturers; and ensures traceability, and control across the supply chain, with adherence to international laws.Coca Industrialization explores the potential that the coca leaf holds and sets out the parameters for a system that could significantly expand coca industrialization in a manner that makes the most of its social, political, economic, and environmental benefits.
Association of Corporate and Family Foundations (AFE);
The causes and consequences of Colombia's conflict have created a vicious cycle of economic inequality, weak institutional capacity, and the presence of illegal economies. This report argues that philanthropy can become a key player in the transition towards peace building, and in creating the conditions needed for sustainable peace by acting as a catalyst for innovation and collective action in Colombia. The report also provides concrete recommendations and ways forward for local and international philanthropic organizations to support Colombia's transition towards peace.
Association of Corporate and Family Foundations (AFE);
AFE Colombia works to make its member foundations understand the SDGs and integrate them into their strategies, programs and projects. Attending high-level multi-stakeholder events and meetings, and co-producing varied case studies and reports with the Platform, AFE Colombia looks forward to a strong continued partnership. AFE's major work included a collective project in impoverished regions in Antioquia, the creation of a SDG filter in AFE's Platform of Strategic Projects, projects with academia, and best-practices documentation.
Seeking to gain knowledge about resilience, this case study considered a 2007-09 Red Cross preparedness project funded by the Disaster Preparedness European Community Humanitarian Office (DIPECHO). The project was implemented around the Nevado del Huila volcano in Colombia, in a largely rural area with a predominantly indigenous population. The findings and analysis point to the importance of listening to and learning from the community, including its traditional and indigenous resilience practices, as well as the iterative nature of resilient development. The field research also yielded interesting material about perceptions and practices of resilience in Nasa indigenous communities.This report is part of a series that seeks to draw lessons from resilience projects in Latin America and the Pacific. Follow the links below to the other papers in the series:Addressing Water Shortages: A catalyst for more resilient development in FijiBuilding Resilience Through Iterative Processes: Mainstreaming ancestral knowledge, social movements and the making of sustainable programming in BoliviaLearning from Hindsight: A synthesis report on Oxfam resilience researchThis research was conducted with the support of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE);
This analysis informs AFE Foundations of the main findings of the technical report presented on the 2nd of March 2016 by the National Administrative Statistics Department (DANE), 'Monetary and Multidimentional Poverty in Colombia 2015'. The data from this report has a relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the work that each AFE Foundation is doing at national or regional level.This technical report shows the advancement of improvements in Colombian society regarding general and extreme povery and multidimentional poverty. The focus of sections of this report divides in national, rural and urban-heads and metropolitan, and a division by Colombian regions. The report shows a comparison with the data from the year 2014 and presents progress since the year 2010. The structure of this analysis is as follows: first the definitions of concepts of poverty, extreme poverty and multidimensional poverty, secondly, a review of the concept of SDG 1 that refers to 'End poverty in all its forms everywhere', however, as the General Assembly of the United Nations mentions: 'The Goals and objectives have an integrated and indivisible nature and conjure the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental'. Thus, working on one SDG means working on all of them, and that progress in one means progressing on them all. It is important to understand how other SDGs influence poverty, therefore, this is included in this analysis. We then analyse the results using the index of monetary and multidimensional poverty, being analyzed by area: rural, urban, and national or by region according to the definitions of DANE. Finally, we give recommendations to Foundations.
This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14, selected for review under the livelihoods thematic area. This report documents the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation carried out in February 2014 that sought to assess the impact of the activities of the project 'Market Access and Food Security in the Central Region of Colombia'.This project is part of an initiative supported by Oxfam since 2003 to increase market access and income among smallholder producers in the Central Region of Colombia. Oxfam has worked with the Comité de Interlocución Campesino y Comunal (CICC), the Alianza Campseina y Comunal (AL CAMPO), the Instituto Latinamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA) and the National University of Colombia to establish, support and document learning about alternative marketing channels - especially farmers' markets (mercados campesinos) in the capital city of Bogotá, and in other towns in the region.For more information, the data for this effectiveness review is available through the UK Data Service. Read more about the Oxfam Effectiveness Reviews.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
El 12 de marzo de 2015 el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo-PNUD junto con la Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales-AFE, el Foundation Center, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, la Fundación Ford, la Fundación Conrad N Hilton y la Fundación Master Card, presentaron la 'Plataforma de Colaboración pos 2015 para la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada', un nuevo proyecto que busca identificar y promover oportunidades de colaboración estratégica multisectorial para la filantropía y la inversión social privada, en marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible-ODS y laAgenda de Desarrollo pos 2015.
Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI);
The SDG agenda has been a key focus of Colombian foreign policy over the last two years. The government has sought alignment between its international commitments and its national development priorities, and created an inter-ministerial Commission to follow up SDG implementation in February 2015, even before the SDGs were agreed.
Colombia has one of the longest-running armed conflicts in the world. This briefing paper draws on Oxfam's research in Colombia in late 2011 into the impacts of Colombia's stabilization programme, the National Consolidation Plan (NCP). Interviewees clearly indicated that the NCP and other stabilization efforts had failed to make communities more secure, often leaving them less safe. Severe limitations were also found in the attempts to promote conflict-sensitive development. The United States is one of the leading donors to the NCP, along with Spain and the Netherlands.
Sexual violence has been employed as a weapon of war by all of the armed groups involved in the half-century-long Colombian conflict. State military forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups have used sexual violence with the goal of terrorizing communities, using women as instruments to achieve their military objectives. But this type of violence also is used as a form or torture and punishment, to exert control over the population, to enforce strict rules of conduct, as a means of revenge and intimidation, or as a weapon to wound and terrorize the enemy.
Sexual violence against women is very common in Colombian municipalities where armed actors are present. It is a crime that remains invisible and unpunished in Colombia. This paper presents the main results of the First Survey into the Prevalence of Sexual Violence against Women in the Context of Armed Conflict in Colombia, covering the period 2001-2009.