OVERVIEW

Our work in Latin America

A regional overview

Placeholder Image: © Barbara Unger

We provide tailor-made and hands-on support, particularly in the fields of dialogue with multiple actors and on different levels, as well as process facilitation and joint learning.


Many Latin American societies are plagued by a mix of lingering post-war violence, new forms of social fragmentation and organised crime, and cycles of protest and repression. At times, actors on the ground – whether governments, civil society, international organisations or regional groupings – are ill-prepared to deal with these complex challenges. By applying our understanding of systemic analysis and our expertise in mediation and dialogue processes, we provide tailor-made and hands-on support to the actors involved, particularly in the fields of dialogue with multiple actors and on different levels, as well as process facilitation and joint learning.

With a clear understanding of our roles as external actors who facilitate and catalyse spaces for conflict transformation, we have been active in Central America and the Andes with a range of different engagements. This has included advising governments on conflict issues, promoting dialogue in highly conflictive contexts, facilitating inter-country exchange on psychosocial resilience, developing capacities in school communities on culture of peace, and enabling a dialogue between indigenous people, small-scale farmers-settlers and local authorities.

Past projects

  • Regional peacebuilding in Colombia
    Our work accompanied Colombian actors in developing and implementing conflict transformation and peace efforts on different levels, and shares the lessons learnt in order to improve national policies.

 

 

Team lead

Barbara Unger
Head of Unit
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Team members

Alina Datz

 


Media contact

Florian Lüdtke
Media and Communications Manager
+49 (0)151 6655 7357
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