Colombie

Les priorités thématiques de la DDC en Colombie portent sur la fourniture de services de base, ainsi que la protection des victimes du conflit. L’accès à l’eau, sa gestion et l’assainissement représentent les autres axes d’engagement de la DDC dans ce pays.

Carte de la Colombie
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En 2012, le gouvernement a annoncé le lancement de négociation en vue de mettre fin au conflit avec la guérilla des Forces Armées Révolutionnaires de Colombie (FARC). Ce processus a conduit à l’adoption d’initiatives législatives comme la loi de restitution des terres des victimes du conflit. Ces négociations ont reçu un écho positif au niveau national et international, mais des milieux s’y opposent et la violence organisée reste un thème d’actualité dans le pays. Les activités de la DDC reposent principalement sur la situation humanitaire préoccupante des victimes du conflit. La stratégie générale vise à contribuer aux processus pour surmonter le conflit armé et appuyer le processus de réconciliation. Elle s’appuie sur diverses modalités de coopération, telles que partenariat bilatéral et multilatéral, ainsi que des actions directes.

Aide humanitaire

Services de base en faveur de la population victime du conflit

L’aide humanitaire d’urgence couvre les besoins élémentaires des populations affectées par le conflit. Elle porte notamment sur l’accès à l’eau potable, la sécurité alimentaire et les soins de base. Les moyens de subsistance des populations vulnérables sont ainsi assurés, tout comme le renforcement de leurs capacités institutionnelles et organisationnelles, pour leur permettre de participer aux processus de réconciliation. La DDC est particulièrement active au niveau rural.

Aide humanitaire

Gouvernance foncière

Protection des victimes du conflit: processus de restitution des terres

Adopté en 2011, la loi relative aux victimes et à la restitution des terres contient plusieurs mécanismes de protection, en faveur de la population civile. Ces mécanismes s’inspirent de l’approche «Ne pas nuire» qui veille à ce que l’aide octroyée ne constitue pas une source de conflit supplémentaire entre les parties. Concrètement, cette approche s’articule autour de trois axes:

  • le renforcement institutionnel
  • le développement des capacités individuelles
  • la gestion du savoir

Le Ministère de l’agriculture est chargé de l’application de la loi selon cette approche, avec l’expertise de l’Université nationale de Colombie et l’organisation américaine «CDA-Collaborative Learning Projects».

Engagement dans des contextes fragiles et prévention de conflits

Eau

Garantir l’accès à l’eau pour les populations vulnérables, améliorer l’assainissement et la gestion de l’eau

La population, particulièrement dans les régions rurales, a droit à un accès durable à l’eau. L’assainissement doit également pouvoir être garanti. Dans le cadre d’un partenariat public-privé, des entreprises suisses et colombiennes ont effectué des recherches sur la consommation en eau des ménages. Les conclusions de ces études ont permis d’initier un projet-pilote pour promouvoir une meilleure gestion de l’eau. Les connaissances acquises dans la mise en œuvre du projet-pilote ont permis de lancer, en 2012, une seconde phase avec sept grandes entreprises colombiennes. Le projet est coordonné par le Centre national pour une production plus propre (CNPP).

Eau

Histoire de la coopération

De l’aide humanitaire à l’appui à la transition

En 2001, la DDC a ouvert un bureau à Bogota avec un programme humanitaire pour améliorer les conditions de vie des victimes du conflit armé. Depuis 2009, la Colombie est un pays prioritaire de la DDC.

Projets actuels

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UNMAS: Regional coordination for Mine Action

05.02.2020 - 04.10.2020

SDC will support UNMAS to consolidate and expand the Mine Action Authority (The Office of the High Counsellor for Peace - Descontamina Colombia) capacity to coordinate with regional and local authorities in 13 prioritized mine-affected departments, ass well as with other public socio-economic development policies. This will ensure transition period to new local and regional governments and the inclusion of Mine Action public policy in the general planning of 13 prioritized departments, facilitating the improvement of efficiency and efficacy of Mine Action in the field. It will build on a project previously financed by the UN Multipartner Trust Fund for Sustaining Peace, within the implementation of the Peace Accord and the MIne Ban Treaty's obligation to have a mine-free country. 


CRC: Integration of migrants and host communities in Cali

01.11.2019 - 31.01.2021

SDC will support the Colombian Red Cross (Cruz Roja Colombiana, CRC) in improving cultural and socioeconomic integration of Venezuelan migrants, Colombian returnees and vulnerable host communities in Cali. This project will work on the nexus between responding to humanitarian needs and building conditions for socioeconomic stabilization among migrants, returnees and vulnerable population. It will take place in a context of protection risks especially for women, youngsters and children associated to illegal economies and armed actors.


IDB Migration Initiative (Clean drinking water and sanitation program for la Guajira)

01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022

Switzerland supports to the newly created Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was created in support of Latin American and Caribbean migrants and their host communities and accordingly contributes to deter grave development crisis by empowering communities to foster integration and consequently to strengthen stability of the region and Colombia in particular.


HI: ACTIVA – Integrated mine action in Cauca and Nariño

15.05.2019 - 31.01.2021

SDC will support Humanity & Inclusion (HI) in contributing to peace, early recovery and socioeconomic development of indigenous, peasant and afro-descendant communities in the departments of Cauca and Nariño, under the Government Stabilization Policy. The focus of the third phase will be on a comprehensive approach (mine risk education, humanitarian demining, victim rehabilitation and advocacy) that involves recovery of community economies and infrastructure. It will bring a broader impact and better cost-efficiency relationship.


SDC Education Fund

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

As part of its increased commitment for Education and of the implementation of SDC’s Education Strategy, the SDC launches an Education Fund in order to incentivize innovation and the application of new approaches in basic education/vocational skills development and through educational activities across sectors. Innovation can have a catalytic effect on the effectiveness of programmes in and through education. Education is a core enabler for sustainable development and is an important lever in Switzerland’s commitment to promote human and economic development, peace and stability. 


CCCM: Comprehensive Mine Action in Algeciras

24.11.2018 - 23.03.2021

SDC will continue supporting the clearance of antipersonnel mines explosive/unexploded ordnances/ improvised explosive devices in the municipality of Algeciras (Huila), as part of the implementation of the peace accord with the FARC-EP. This project aims to protect highly affected communities by the armed conflict and create conditions for socioeconomic and territorial development in a zone where the FARC-EP had a historic presence. This contribution will address a key issue for a sustainable peace in Colombia. It will also strengthen Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas (CCCM), which is the first Colombian association accredited for humanitarian demining.


Scaling up of the comprehensive model of water and sanitation for promotion of territorial peace to rural areas of 6 departments of the country (ASIR-SABA)

06.02.2018 - 31.12.2020

SDC will continue, on one hand, supporting the implementation of the institutional strengthening plans in Valle and Cauca in order to guarantee the closing of processes that initiated during the phase 1. On the other hand, the scaling-up of the technical assistance model proposed by SABA will start in la Guajira, Boyacá, Antioquia and Nariño. This project aims to contribute to peacebuilding in rural territories though improving the quality of life of the rural population, through differential schemes that allow sustainable management for the provision of water and sanitation (W & S).


RNEC: provide legal identity for vulnerable people located in areas of FARC Demobilization

15.06.2017 - 31.12.2020

SDC will support the National Institution for the Registry of Civil Status (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil RNEC in Spanish) in the process of registration of vulnerable population located in areas where the demobilization of FARC will be carried out. Access to legal registration is a measure of protection of communities at risk or affected by armed conflict, and will also allow access to other basic and social services, such as health and education.


El Agua Nos Une – SuizAgua América Latina

Fabricato - usine de traitement et de réutilisation de l'eau industrielle

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Strategic partnerships for water management

Water management is one of the main challenges of the 21st century. Thus, the knowledge generation to make decisions and better collaboration among sectors; are the axis of the present and future well-being of humanity. The initiative “El Agua Nos Une” articulates the work of public institutions, business associations and research centers. It aims at: i) scaling corporate water stewardship in Colombia; ii) strengthening knowledge on water uses, particularly in the agricultural sector; iii) contributing to the national water quality and quantity monitoring program; iv) developing an investment scheme in ecosystem services; and; v) facilitating a community of practice on water footprint and corporate water management in Latin America.


Handicap International: Comprehensive action against Antipersonnel Mines (APM) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in three departments of Colombia.

01.08.2015 - 31.05.2017

The five decades running armed conflict in Colombia continues to cause humanitarian needs such as internal displacement, landmine contamination and the recruitment of minors by armed groups. Departments of Nariño, Cauca and Cordoba, by geography serve as strategic corridor to the Pacific and Caribe for the cultivation, production and trafficking of drugs, weapons and illegal mining among others, becoming scenario of social conflicts and armed confrontation. Rural communities in those departments are among the most affected by antipersonnel mines (APM) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) which generate victims with poor access to physical and psychosocial services, as well as option for social, economic and educational inclusion.


Modernization of Land Management in Colombia (Swiss Tierras) - Phase II

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024

In the past, Colombia did not have a strong land management system, thus hindering economic development. With a first phase of support, SECO started to adress this gap. Phase II will now consolidate, further deepen and broaden the support, helping Colombia move further towards a modern land administration system.


Energy districts in Colombia (Phase II)

29.01.2019 - 31.12.2023

Air conditioning in buildings is one of the main sources of energy consumption in Colombia. One way of making the production of air condictioning cleaner and more efficient is to build Energy Districts. SECO supports Colombia in promoting Energy Districts as an interesting option to improve energy efficiency in cities and lower GHG emissions.

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