A profound social transformation in the territories most affected by the conflict is needed in order to achieve reconciliation.
In partnership with the School of Government of the Universidad de los Andes, we have created the Leadership for Peace Academy – AlaPAZ, to contribute to that transformation in an innovative way.
We seek to empower communities to strengthen and transform themselves through practices of self-reflection and individual growth.
In 2018, a preliminary exercise was carried out in which 20 leaders shared their experience and knowledge of the reality in the territories, which ratified the relevance of the program.
We are constantly looking for partners in both public and private sectors that are based in the territories, to nominate people with high leadership potential, who will be the future participants of the Academy.
Nominees must have a specific profile as they will be the replicators of this experience in their communities.
The selection committee evaluates the nominees, based on criteria such as territorial impact, violence prevention, teamwork and location, and selects the 40 people who will attend the Academy.
The selected nominees travel to the city of Bogotá to attend various workshops that make up the continuing education course. This course is developed during 70 hours over an intensive week at the campus of the Universidad de los Andes.
40 leaders graduated from the departments of Nariño, Caquetá, Antioquia, Bolivar, and Santander.
40 leaders graduated from the departments of Nariño, Putumayo, Guaviare, Caquetá, and Chocó.
40 leaders graduated from the departments of Meta, Tolima, Cauca, Cundinamarca, and Boyacá.
40 leaders graduated from the departments of Chocó, Antioquia, Bolivar, Huila, and Guaviare.