Peacebuilding NGO Supporting People Affected by Conflict
Forty years of armed conflict has created a legacy of violence in Colombia - but it has also resulted in a wealth of imaginative peace initiatives. This Accord reveals the extraordinary peacemaking efforts of civilians at grassroots, regional and national levels and documents the main features of formal peace processes.
Mauricio García-Durán is a Jesuit priest and currently Executive Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Colombia. He has spent the last 25 years researching peace processes and social mobilisation for peace in Colombia. In addition, he has worked with displaced populations for the Center for Research and Popular Education (CINEP), where he was Executive Director between 2007 and 2012. He was issue editor of Accord 14: Alternatives to War – Colombia’s peace processes (2004).