The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. COT)
In 2020, the Colombian Peace Agreement faced many challenges, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; intensifying violent confrontations in some territories; and continuous attacks against the life and integrity of social leaders, human right defenders, and individuals in the process of reincorporation. However, even in the midst of these challenges, the fourth year of implementation also brought new opportunities in the territories where numerous leaders formulated municipal and departmental development plans in line with the Final Agreement. Implementation of the Agreement has continued, and it is more important than ever to build ownership in the peace process among Colombian citizens and institutions across the country.
The Kroc Institute’s fifth comprehensive report, covering the period from December 2019 through November 2020, provides a quantitative and qualitative overview of the status of Agreement implementation; presents a comparative analysis to enrich dialogue around this process; highlights milestones achieved and obstacles faced; and identifies key opportunities for continuing to advance toward comprehensive peace accord implementation.
The Colombian Peace Agreement gives the Kroc Institute primary responsibility for technical support and monitoring of accord implementation through the Peace Accords Matrix’s (PAM) Barometer Initiative. Understanding the Accord as an integral and comprehensive text, the Institute has monitored the implementation of 578 stipulations since 2016, with special attention to the implementation of intersectional approaches (gender, territorial and ethnic). Get a first look at the latest report and its independent, impartial, and academically-rigorous information.
Join us for an interactive launch event highlighting the findings from this latest report.
Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Director, Peace Accords Matrix
Daniel Cano Insuasty, Strategic Relationships Leader, Barometer Initiative Colombia
Patrick McQuestion, Research Associate, Peace Accords Matrix
Brenda Forero, Reports Editor, Barometer Initiative Colombia
Moderator: Gerard Martin, Peace Accords Matrix Representative in Colombia
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