The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement USAID/Colombia’s Restoring our Future Activity (the Activity).
Over 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia tore through the social fabric,
polarized society, and produced 9. 1 million officially registered armed conflict victims.
The 2016 Peace Accords officially ended the armed conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), but much work is required to completely implement the Accords and to achieve national reconciliation.
The 2016 Accords also reinforced the 2011 Victims Law, which defined the rights of conflict victims and recognized the importance of supporting victims to achieve national reconciliation.
Over the past ten years, USAID has supported the Government of Colombia (GOC) to develop the institutional architecture and processes needed to carry out the Victims Law.
USAID supported the GOC to establish the Victims and Land Restitution Unit, a comprehensive victims registry, and spaces for dialogue between the Victims Unit and victims’ organizations.
These actions helped the GOC advance land restitution, individual and collective reparations, and adherence to Colombia’s Constitutional Court rulings related to victims’ issues.
USAID’s Restoring Our Future Activity will build on previous efforts to advance the willingness and ability of Colombians, including victims, to come to terms with the past and restore the social and community fabric.
This Activity will strengthen dialogue, resilience, and trust to advance the guarantees of non-repetition and make peace irreversible and long lasting.
The Activity will build off results and lessons from past programming, adopt a territorial approach to strengthen institutional processes, and scale-up reconciliation capacities from the individual to the community level.
Restoring Our Future will advance reconciliation, consolidate peace, and support non-repetition of the conflict and violence in Colombia.
It will use differential approaches for each demographic of victims, communities, and types of organizations.
For additional information, please find attached the Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this Activity.
If you have any questions or technical issues accessing the files, USAID would appreciate questions/comments to the Primary Point of Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 1, 202 2.