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“Business & peace Colombia consultation report”

Author: CDA, Published on: 27 September 2016

Bogotá, Colombia – September 27, 2016

The Colombia Consultation CDA, PRIO, and ACDS (which did not participate in this event) convened a group of experts in Bogotá, Colombia, to analyze case studies and draw out their implications. The consultation was convened by PRIO on September 27, 2016. Participants included representatives from companies, universities, research institutions, NGOs, and private consultancies. They discussed cases from Colombia, which were shared in advance of the consultation. The work of Continental Gold in Colombia was presented orally during the consultation. Participants were also asked to share their experiences of working with or as a member of private sector enterprises during the Colombia transition to peace…The primary focus of the Colombia consultation was to discuss team research into the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (FNC) coffee guild in Colombia, through analysis of its internationally funded ‘Footprints of Peace’ (Huellas de Paz, or FOP) project from 2011 to 2015, which tried to build local peace in some of Colombia’s most violent areas...

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