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International workshop at the University of Erfurt

The German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ and the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt are pleased to invite to the international workshop entitled “Peace Process in Colombia: Security reconfigurations and international responses”.

The workshop will take place from 23-25 April 2019 in Erfurt, Germany.

Participants will attend panels and discussions based on policy briefs on following main topics:

– Security situation in Colombia and in the Colombian-Venezuelan border

– Reincorporation of former FARC-EP combatants

– Social inclusion and employment reintegration of former FARC-EP combatants

– Environmental Peace: Natural resources and substitution of illicit crops

– Pedagogy and education for peace in the context of transition

The workshop will include the screening of the documentary and a conversation with the filmmaker of “Chocolate de Paz. A second event will be the talk of Andrei Gómez-Suárez (University of Bristol/Red Rodeemos el Diálogo (ReD)) entitled “Civil society support and transnational peacebuilding: between democracy promotion and political interference”.

Download the workshop’s programme (in Spanish)

Additional information and contact: Solveig Richter solveig.richter@uni-erfurt.de

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Der negative Friede

Kolumbien nach dem Friedensschluss mit der FARC: Ein Blitzlicht von DKF-Mitglied Wolfgang Chr. Goede, mit einem Interview mit Professor Dr. Stefan Peters, Direktor des Kolumbianisch-Deutschen Friedensinstituts CAPAZ.

Goede, Wolfgang. (25.2.2019). Der negative FriedeKolumbien Aktuell (Nr. 108, April 2019), p. 22-24.

 

Das Interview ist online auch erschienen bei BBE Europa Nachrichten — Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement (Newsletter für Engagement und Partizipation in Europa 3/2019).

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Social inequalities and peacebuilding: Topics included in Stefan Peters’ talk in Ibagué

Photo: Universidad de Ibagué

On March 14, 2019, the CAPAZ Academic Director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters was invited to Universidad de Ibagué to present his talk entitled “The peace process in Colombia and the challenges of social inequalities”. The audience included researchers and students from the educational community.

Based on the current context of the peace process and implementation of the Final Agreement, Dr. Peters focused on reviewing the advances made in said implementation and stable and sustainable peacebuilding from a perspective based within social inequalities.

Latin America and Colombia, in particular, are some of the most unequal regions in the world. From a theoretical approach to the concept, Dr. Peters recognised that social inequalities are presents not only in terms of social class but also in terms of intersectionality; that is, we are subject to socio-territorial, gender, and ethnic inequalities.

Without losing sight of the intersectional approach, Dr. Peters developed the social inequalities-peacebuilding relationship within the context of transitional justice. He highlighted Colombia and its Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-repetition (SIVJRNR) as an exemplary case.

However, according to Peters, there are numerous challenges that the institutions involved in the system have to deal with; for example, in terms of access to the institutions, the construction of social relations based on their work, and the implementation of reparations.

The second topic of the talk referred to the memory related to social inequalities. Peters highlighted the high-level of production in Colombia of works and documentaries on memory. The issue worked on focused on this memory that is not necessarily active and does not always do justice to the voices of some of the victims.

The researcher therefore referred to these (Non-)Memories as “memories that exist, but whose articulations and actors are characterised by the lack or scarcity of presence in public spaces, their little visibility and their insufficient capacity to make themselves heard”.

Photo: Centro de Memoria Audiovisual para la Paz del Tolima/exploratory Study supported by CAPAZ

You may be interested in: exploratory study on audio-visual memory coordinated by researcher Carolina Patiño from Universidad de Ibagué

He reviewed some of the aspects of the implementation of peace in which there is evidence of social inequality. Based on the first issue in the Final Agreement (on comprehensive rural reform), he indicated the way in which inequalities in access to land in Colombia can, for example, delay the (effective) implementation of the agreements.

Finally, Dr. Peters talked about violence and social inequalities. Although there is a relationship between extreme social inequalities and high rates of violence, Peters emphasised that we need to be careful not to fall into the trap of believing that solving the problem of social inequality will automatically solve the problem of violence.

In his conclusions, Stefan Peters highlighted aspects of the Final Agreement that will lead to stable and lasting peace, without leaving aside the possibility of being criticized. Social inequalities hamper the successful implementation of peace, which is why they have to be reduced. They do not necessarily have to be eliminated (no society is without them), but rather it is important to emphasise existing extreme inequalities.

“Director Académico de Capaz lideró reflexión sobre las desigualdades”. Press release on the Website of Universidad de Ibagué (in Spanish)

Click here to see Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters’ talk given at Universidad de Ibagué (March 14, 2019): “The peace process in Colombia and the challenges of social inequalities” (in Spanish)

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PRAKTIKUM DES ASA-PROGRAMMS 2019 GUT GESTARTET

Foto: PraktikantInnen

Wir heißen vier Studierende aus Deutschland und Kolumbien als neue PraktikantInnen willkommen, die in den nächsten sechs Monaten gemeinsam am Projekt “Einblicke in lokale Friedensarbeit: Nachhaltigen Tourismus und Bildungsarbeit unterstützen” mitmachen werden.

Das Projekt wird von CAPAZ in Zusammenarbeit mit der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (JLU) und Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UNIMINUTO) aus Kolumbien im Rahmen des ASA-Programmes Engagement Global ASA Programm durchgeführt.

Sonja SmolenskiAnneke Siebeneck, Angie Barrera Cañaveral und Mario Lora Monsalve arbeiten in den kommenden Monaten zu den Themenschwerpunkten der politischen Bildung, der nachhaltigen Entwicklung und der sozialen Ungleichheit vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Herausforderungen des Friedensprozesses.

Das Projektpraktikum teilt sich auf zwei Phasen in Deutschland und Kolumbien auf. An der JLU Gießen arbeitet das Team zunächst mit theoretischen Konzepten der Friedensarbeit und unterstützt die Organisation von Veranstaltungen zum Kontext des Friedensprozesses in Kolumbien.

An der JLU Gießen nehmen die PraktikantInnen an der Vorbereitung und Durchführung der Exkursion des Fachbereiches Geographie/Sozialwissenschaften unter der Leitung von Dipl. Geogr. Dorothea Hamilton und Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters (Professur für Friedensforschung) zum Thema Extraktivismus/Ressourcenungleichheit in Kolumbien teil.

Zudem werden zivilgesellschaftliche Institutionen besucht, um die Arbeit im Bereich der politischen Bildung und der nachhaltigen Entwicklung in Deutschland kennenzulernen und Kooperationen aufbauen zu können.

In der zweiten Projektphase nehmen sie am Peacebuilding-Programm der UNIMINUTO in Bogota teil. Abschließend begleitet das Team ein lokales Projekt in Pereira zum Thema nachhaltiger Tourismus, um das theoretisch erlernte Wissen praktisch anzuwenden.

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Afrontamiento religioso en personas víctimas del conflicto armado interno colombiano ubicadas en la ciudad de Cúcuta

RESUMEN

El objetivo del capítulo es describir los factores psicosociales presentes en personas con pérdida de miembro superior o inferior ocasionado por una mina antipersonal. Para este fin, se realizó una investigación desde el paradigma introspectivo-vivencial con un método fenomenológico y diseño descriptivo. Se aplicó una entrevista semi estructurada, auto-reportajes y diarios de campo a tres participantes entre los 30 y 50 años. Los resultados evidencian que las personas que se encuentran en la etapa de aceptación del duelo, desarrollan un acercamiento consciente a su presente, produciendo la aprobación de su nueva condición. Con respecto al afrontamiento, ellos han implementado estrategias dirigidas al problema y a las emociones, permitiéndoles generar habilidades durante su recuperación. Finalmente, en las relaciones sociales se dieron modificaciones en sus contextos que han sido importantes para su adaptación. Se reitera la relevancia del apoyo psicológico después de la experiencia traumática.

Palabras clave: factores psicosociales, duelo, afrontamiento y pérdida de miembro.

Amaya Martínez, M. O., Rivera Porras, D. A. & González Ortiz, D. A. (2018). Afrontamiento religioso en personas víctimas del conflicto armado interno colombiano ubicadas en la ciudad de Cúcuta. En Riaño Garzón, M. E., Torrado Rodríguez, J. L., Bautista Sandoval, M. J., Díaz Camargo, E. A., & Espinosa Castro, J. F (Eds.), Innovación Psicológica: Conflicto y Paz (pp.193-218). Barranquilla: Ediciones Universidad Simón Bolívar.

Lea en el siguiente enlace el capítulo reseñado (en español)

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Popular consultations and environmental democracy

Photo: Workshop’s organization.

Colombia has a proud tradition of local and regional referendums about of so-called mega-projects, such as dams and mines. This consultative tradition emerged alongside the Colombian Constitution in the early 90s. However, a recent ruling by the Constitutional Court cast doubts about the appropriateness and legitimacy of local referendum to determine the future of large-scale projects.

You can read: “Consultas populares y democracia frente a la paz ambiental” by Cecilia Roa García (CIDER, in Spanish).

The workshop on popular consultations and environmental democracy took place at Universidad de los Andes on March 15, 2019 in order to discuss this issue. It brought together more than 100 participants (including representatives of social movements and researchers from other universities).

The seminar-workshop was organized by Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios sobre Desarrollo (CIDER) of Universidad de los Andes, in collaboration with the CAPAZ Institute, Heinrich Böll Foundation in Colombia, National Environmental Movement and the Freie Universität Berlin.

The first panel discussed the implications of the ruling by the Constitutional Court and other legal mechanisms available to defend earth. Especially now, in the post-conflict phase, new investors show a heightened interest in Colombia. It is more important than ever to evaluate the impact of any proposed mega-project, especially if it implicates extractive activities. Juan Felipe García Arboleda, Rodrigo Negrete and Diana Murcia participated in the first debate.

Photo: Workshop’s organization.

Anchored in Colombia’s vibrant movement of indigenous communities, the concept of “life” is not only attributed towards living beings but also to lakes, rivers and streams. According to Rodrigo Negrete, this concept needs to be understood and considered, even though it falls outside of the spectrum of comprehension for many companies who seek to invest in the business of extractivism.

The second panel was moderated by Kristina Dietz (FU Berlin), with the participation of the experts in environmental law, Vanessa Suelt and Diana Rodríguez Franco. The panel discussed in detail the implications of the mentioned court ruling and focussed on the future of environmental activism in Colombia. Despite the ruling of the Constitutional Court, Colombia counts with some of the most progressive environmental laws on the continent, according to the panelists.

Despite the seemingly unsurmountable number of environmental problems Colombia faces at present, the tools and potential to achieve powerful and robust environmental standards when deterening the future of mega-projects are given. The rights on their territories of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities are given by the Constitution and the Constitutional Court. Other groups, such as small-scale fishing communities are particularly vulnerable and need to be considered when evaluating the impact of new investments. The challenge in the coming years and decades will be to choose cases and arguments which provide fertile ground for a holistic and balanced environmental legislative agenda. (In Collaboration with Johannes Butcher).

You can watch the video on the topics and conclusions of the Workshop produced by Heinrich Böll Foundation in Bogota (in Spanish).

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Lecture of CAPAZ Academic Director at event of the GGS-Graduate Center at JLU

On 15 May, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters will hold his lecture entitled “The difficult road to peace: Interdisciplinary perspectives on post-conflict in Colombia” (Der schwierige Weg zum Frieden: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf den Post-Konflikt in Kolumbien) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen.

Dr. Peters has been invited to participate with his lecture at the Summer Celebration of the GGS-Graduate Center for Social, Economic and Law Studies (Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften – GGS) at JLU.

Venue:

JLU Central Building (Hauptgebäude der Universität) – Rektorenzimmer

Justus Liebig Universität Giessen – Ludwigstraße 23, D-35390 Gießen

The register should be via email at: info@ggs.uni-giessen.de

Further information (in German/English)

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