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[PDF] The challenges of supporting "alternative" economic opportunities for peacebuilding – Perspectives from Colombia

Author: William Godnick and Diana Klein, International Alert , Published on: 1 March 2009

This case study seeks to present some of the experiences of the Colombian government and the international community’s efforts to generate economic opportunities among conflict-affected populations in Colombia...While the participation of the private sector in generating employment opportunities for ex-
combatants has not been robust in terms of the overall need, there have indeed been efforts by many companies to do something in this regard...direct employment...building skills, incorporating them as suppliers...development of projects...[refers to Ecopetrol, Cementos Argos, Comexa Foods, Almacenes Éxito, Carrefour, Bipro, Impat, Home Center, General Motors Colgalletas, Monarca, Hipermercado Incorporation, AKT Motorcycles]

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Related companies: Carrefour Cementos Argos Ecopetrol General Motors