Instituto CAPAZ has found a total of ten research projects to be worthy of funding. Among them is a proposal with PRIF participation.
The project proposal “Rural Border Communities and the Defense of Territorial Autonomy in Colombia after the Peace Agreement: The cases of Puerto Asís (Putumayo) and Tumaco (Nariño)”/“Comunidades rurales fronterizas y la defensa de la autonomía territorial en el posacuerdo colombiano: Los casos de Puerto Asís (Putumayo) y Tumaco (Nariño)”, jointly submitted by Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Jonas Wolff (PRIF), is funded by Instituto CAPAZ for the period 2020–2021. It is thus one of ten projects considered worthy of funding, selected from a total of 46 submissions.
The funded projects are distributed among the three research focuses of CAPAZ. The project involving PRIF is assigned to the topic area “Peace, Conflicts and Territorial Reconfigurations”/“Paz, conflictos y reconfiguraciones territoriales” and will be carried out together with Vicente Fernando Salas Salazar (Universidad de Nariño, Pasto) as well as in cooperation with civil society partners in the respective communities (Consejo Mayor del Consejo Comunitario Alto Mira y Frontera in Tumaco and Junta de Acción Comunal de Angosturas, Puerto Asís).
In addition to CAPAZ, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Colombia also supports the project.
Further information on the research project can be found on the Instituto CAPAZ website.
In order to support Colombia’s peace process in the areas of research, teaching, and counseling, PRIF has since 2016 been involved in the establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute (Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la paz, CAPAZ) in Bogotá, together with German and Colombian universities. The institute is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office.