A network full of possibilities
Redprodepaz – short for: Red Nacional de Programas Regionales de Desarrollo y Paz, or: National Network of Regional Peace and Development Programs – invites you to join its efforts to contribute to a Colombia in peace and prosperity.
Redprodepaz is a systematic approach to coordinate and articulate civil society with the government, businesses, churches and the international cooperation. As such, its mission is to build a nation in peace through local and regional peace and development processes.
Our work is being guided by following and advocating principles of human rights, the rule of law, do-no-harm, mutual transfer of knowledge, and through that, articulating different parts of society.
Having grown organically as a network of organizations united in a common cause since 2002, we have created the Redprodepaz Foundation in order to legally represent this network and be able to better offer administrative, legal and financial services to its members. It was also an important step to facilitate work when it comes to the execution of projects with external partners.
Projects with and for the people
At Redprodepaz, we feel strongly about the way projects are to be implemented. We believe good coordination always takes into account and makes use of the potential offered by the territory and its people. The result is a different kind of ownership among those who take part in these projects, resulting in a more active participation and more sustainable results. Be it in our Escuela de Desarrollo y Paz that investigates, amplifies and makes available local knowledge on a national level, through our Sello Social, a seal of quality that marks the positive social impact of joint local economic initiatives, or any other project implemented by one of our 27 regional Peace and Development Programmes. You have an idea for a new project or questions about an existing one? Get in touch with us, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
as the country itself.
How we work: 27 PDPs at the heart of it all
As a network, we have been growing for over 15 years and are now present in most parts of the country. 27 regions – from Cartagena in the north to Florencia in the south, from Cali in the West to Villavicencio in the east – are home to so-called Peace and Development Programs (PDP). Together with the National Citizen´s Network and our Supporting Entities, as well as topical advice from our expert commissions, they are the basis of our work in the territories.
…or, short, PDP, can be thought of as local clusters of civil society institutions, led by a member organization of Redprodepaz, in this case known as a facilitatory organization. These PDP may vary in size and as to which of Redprodepaz´ strategic topics they choose to emphasize, but they all share our vision and principles. In order to better coordinate our work, our PDPs are grouped into six macro-clusters, known as nodes (Alto Magdalena-Centro, Antioquia-Chocó, Caribe, Nororiente, Orinoquia, Suroccidente) They guarantee synergetic work within the node and efficient articulation with other nodes as well as with the network as a whole though its national coordinator in Bogota. More information about PDPs (in Spanish) is available here.
, Orinoquia, Suroccidente) They guarantee synergetic work within the node and efficient articulation with other nodes as well as with the network as a whole though its national coordinator in Bogota. More information about PDPs (in Spanish) is available here.
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By 2025, Redprodepaz will be a national and international point of reference for participative and innovative models, designed to initiate and consolidate territorial processes that foster peace, development and “la vida digna” – a life in dignity for everyone.
Our 5 strategic areas of work
As Redprodepaz, we have identified five thematic areas of strategic importance, when it comes to fostering peace and development within the country. Each area has its own commission, where expertise and networkwide interests are bundled. To get in contact with any of them, please get in touch with us via [email protected].
We are committed to the holy value of life, creative transformation of conflicts and accompanying processes of historic memory and communal justice that warrant terriotorial reparation and no-repetition of the armed conflict.
Our PDPs at a glance
Redprodepaz guiding principles
La Vida Digna (life in dignity)
Participation, both social and political
Our overall objectives
Strengthen the political individual
Develop peace processes in the territories with local governance