After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombian citizens are eager to begin the process of healing. Empresa Cooperativa del Sur del Cauca (Cosurca) is completing three community museums, a documentation center and interactive exhibits that make visible the history of the conflict in Colombia and the coping strategies carried out by communities in the department of Cauca. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Colombia. Cosurca’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in the nation’s political, economic and social life.
This grant is part of our broader initiative that supports grassroots organizations to build a just and lasting peace in Colombia.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Collective Memory and the Construction of a Collective Peace in the Department of Cauca||Colombia||2018 – 2019||$41,000||$41,134||6,300 individuals||2,000 individuals||inclusion|
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