Colombia: Land and the Agenda for Peace

On April 3, 2013, this event provided a platform for discussion on the relationship between land and the peace agenda among a variety of stakeholders from the U.S. and Colombian governments, victims and affected parties, academics, international organizations, and NGOs.

Colombia: Land and the Agenda for Peace Panel Participants

This violence has displaced five million Colombians, forced the evacuation of an estimated 20 million hectares of land, and produced a “reverse agrarian reform” that consolidates one of the most inequitable land tenure systems in the world. What proposals are being developed to address these land inequities, to restitute the victims of Colombia’s internal armed conflict, and to build sustainable peace?

On April 3, 2013, this event provided a platform for discussion on the relationship between land and the peace agenda among a variety of stakeholders from the U.S. and Colombian governments, victims and affected parties, academics, international organizations, and NGOs. This event was co-sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the U.S. Office on Colombia, with the support of U.S. Agency for International Development, U.N. Development Program, Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Mercy Corps, Inter-American Foundation, and Lutheran World Relief.

Colombia Peace Talks: Signs of Progress?
by Virginia Bouvier, program officer for Latin America in USIP’s Center of Innovation

Introductions

  • David Smock, Welcome (Vice President, Centers of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace)
  • Dana Brown, Introductions (Executive Director, U.S. Office on Colombia)
  • Virginia M. Bouvier, Opening Remarks (Senior Program Officer for Latin America, U.S. Institute of Peace)

Speakers

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