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ICCO in Colombia

In Colombia, ICCO contributes to the development and strengthening of local economies through the use of innovative models such as Manq’a schools, working with young rural entrepreneurs in different value chains and with African descent communities in the protection and sustainable use of their natural resources.

Similarly, ICCO in Colombia works with Truvalu in an agribusiness investment fund that seeks to contribute to peacebuilding in the country.

At the territorial level, ICCO’s work is concentrated in southwestern Colombia: Chocó, Valle del Cauca, Nariño, Putumayo and also in Bogotá and Guajira.

Peace Accord

In 2016, the Colombian government signed the Peace Accord with the FARC Guerrilla, one of the oldest on the continent, putting an end to more than 50 years of armed conflict that left nearly 8 million victims throughout the country. This is a historic opportunity for Colombia and for ICCO’s work in the country to connect and contribute to improving economic conditions and dignifying the living conditions of the rural population.

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Manq’a

Manq'a in Colombia

“I’ve looked for oppertunities, ways to improve my life, to make a living and to study. But because of life circumstances, things didn’t work out. I had problems. I wasn’t able to do these things until I got here, at Manq’a school. Manq’a has given me the opportunity to keep growing as a person, to train as a professional. Manq’a taught me many things: to develop character, respect, teamwork and to have love or passion for what you do.” – Germo Martinez, future Colombian cook.

MANQ'A Cali Quinta y Sexta cohorte (KIA 2018)

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2018
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Schools of Gastronomy, Tourism and Hospitality

The project contributes to the livelihoods improvement of disadvantaged, displaced and demobilized young people and small holder farmers ...

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  • 2018
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Manqa Gastronomic School 2018 - Cali

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2017
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Women as central agents for peacebuilding in Colombia

ICCO and CMC will develop a strategy of communication, advocacy and violence prevention, to promote egalitarian participation of ...

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  • 2016
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MANQA School - Cali

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2016
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Pedagogical Manqa model development - Cali

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2016
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Buen Apetito Kennedy Manqa School

In the Kennedy locality of Bogota, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods are trained to be qualified as ...

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  • 2016
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Culinary Farm in Colombia

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2015
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First Gastronomic School in Patio Bonito

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2015
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Gastronomic Business Development

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2015
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Pedagogical Manqa Model Development

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2015
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Strategic Development of Gastronomic Schools

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2015
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Oportunities for Rural Youth: Peacebuilding in Colombia - Choco

This project will strengthen the capacities of rural youth to position themselves better in agrifood chains by entrepeneurial ...

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  • 2017
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Strengthening Independent Media in Latin America

We seek to balance the relationships of power and media presence in the region's communications. The project seeks ...

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  • 2016
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Renew Thinking and Practices of Rural Development

With this initiative, ICCO Cooperation and the Institute for Rural Development in South America (IPDRS) propose an innovative, ...

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  • 2016
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FOS Colombia

Afro-Colombian people of the Choco forests and mangroves of the Pacific shore have been fighting to secure their ...

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  • 2017
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Vuela Libre Colombia Movement

To decrease sexual exploitation in tourism territories (Bogota) and mining territories (Riohacha), the project implies the development of ...

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  • 2017
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Third Generation MANQ'A - Bogota

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2017
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Cali MANQ'A School

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2017
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Movement against CSEC in Colombia

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (CSEC) is a form of child abuse and violence affecting to 35,000 ...

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  • 2016
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Comercialization of rural youth in Valle de Cauca

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2017
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Oportunities for Rural Youth: Peacebuilding in Colombia - Valle

After the signing of the peace agreement in Colombia, rural development offers a window of opportunity for the ...

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  • 2017
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First Gastronomic School in Cali - Agua Blanca

In Colombia, disadvantaged youth from socially problematic neighborhoods will be trained as qualified cooks to promote healthy, traditional ...

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  • 2016
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Women as Central Agents for Peacebuilding in Colombia

ICCO and Ruta Pacifica de Mujeres will develop a strategy of communication, advocacy and violence prevention, to promote ...

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  • 2016
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Women as Central Agents for Peacebuilding in Colombia

ICCO and Mencoldes will develop a strategy of communication, advocacy and violence prevention, to promote egalitarian participation of ...

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  • 2016
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Better livelihoods for IDPs in a Reconciliation Perspective

Mencoldes Foundation will work with sectors concentrating families in high risks and also facing multiple human rights violations ...

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  • 2016
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Down to Zero Colombia

The Down to Zero (DtZ) program includes preventative and protective measures that focus on actual child victims and ...

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  • 2016
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Rights to Natural Resources of Afro-Colombians in Choco

Afro-Colombian people of the Choco forests and mangroves of the Pacific shore in Colombia have been fighting to ...

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  • 2016
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Building Protection by Empowering People in Latin America

In response to increased insecurity in Latin America and more specifically in Central America and Colombia, this regional ...

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  • 2012
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Project for Afro-Colombian people of Riscales in Choco - REDD+

Afro-Colombian people of the Choco forests and mangroves of the Pacific shore in Colombia have been fighting to ...

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  • 2017
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Manq’a Cooking Schools for Youth

Manq’a brings together producers, food processors and consumers to train 3,000 disadvantaged young people as chefs, using ...

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  • 2013
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The Importance of Gastronomy for Colombia

Last Sunday Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and Agriculture Minister Schouten traveled to Colombia for a trade mission. ...

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Colombia: On the Path to Reconciliation?

Since 2014, I have visited Colombia regularly and the conversations I’ve had there with Colombians, at work, ...

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