General strategic goal of the project in contribution to the Fund
Strategic goal 1: Increase the trust of local communities in the State and in local authorities as guarantors of the Rule of Law and as facilitators of a framework of rules and institutions for the democratic and participatory construction of peace in the territories.
Related UNDAF Cooperation Lines (only for System agencies)
Strategic area 1: Building Peace (UNDAF 2015-2019)
Expected results of the project:
The primary goal of the project will be:
Support the reincorporation of up to 146 female and male ex combatants through the consolidation of the non-governmental organization Corporación Brigadas de Excombatientes para la Paz y el Desminado Humanitario – Humanicemos DH, which will develop humanitarian demining operations, make lands mine-free and help with the construction of a lasting peace in Colombian territory.
This will be achieved through accomplishing the following 4 sub-results:
1. Facilitate the constitution of Humanicemos DH as a civilian humanitarian demining organization, supporting the construction of technical, administrative and operational capabilities for the deployment of operations (including Non-Technical Studies and Clearance) that will contribute to peace-keeping in Colombia in two ways : (i) providing reincorporation opportunities to former members of the FARC-EP and (ii) contributing to free areas of the country from the threat of anti-personnel mines and other explosive remnants of war.
2. Increase the operational capacity of Humanicemos DH through the creation and development of additional operational units, guided by the experience and leadership of the operator of civilian humanitarian demining The HALO Trust.
3. Increase the operational capacity of Humanicemos DH through the creation and development of additional operational units, guided by the experience and leadership of the civilian humanitarian demining operator Norwegian People’s Aid – NPA.
4. Operational evaluation of ex-combatants in humanitarian demining teams; quality control of non-technical studies reports (NTS); On-site quality assurance and control of the humanitarian demining operations carried out by Humanicemos DH, The HALO Trust and NPA, in accordance with the national standards for humanitarian demining and approved operational procedures by the Organization of American States (OAS) in representation of Decontamina Colombia.
The integration of the operational capacity generated under sub-results 2 (by HALO) and 3 (by APN) to Humanicemos DH will be carried out within the framework of a follow-up project (subject to availability of resources).
Brief description of the project
This project intends to facilitate the establishment and start-up of Humanicemos DH, a civilian humanitarian demining organization composed of ex-combatants of the FARC-EP. With the start-up of this organization and its operational and management capacity-building, the reincorporation of up to 146 ex-combatant women and men is expected. Additionally, the humanitarian demining work that is developed will cause social and economic impact to the communities. In this way, the project will contribute to peace-building in Colombia. To achieve the aforementioned, the project establishes four (4) sub-results to be achieved in thirteen (13) months: the first, in charge of UNMAS, is focused on facilitating the establishment of Humanicemos DH as a civilian humanitarian demining organization, building technical, administrative and operational capabilities for the deployment of operations, including the hiring and training of up to 80 ex-combatants; The second and third sub-results are focused on increasing the operational capacity of the organization through two humanitarian demining organizations with significant international and national experience, NPA and HALO, which will employ and train 66 ex-combatants to join Humanicemos DH subsequently in the framework of a follow-up project (subject to availability of resources). The fourth sub-result seeks to guarantee the resources for external quality management of the demining activities carried out within the framework of this initiative, a task entrusted to the Organization of American States (OAS) on behalf of Decontamina Colombia.
Names and signatures of national counterparts and participating organizations of the United Nations
This project document must be signed by the participating organizations of the UN and the relevant national coordination authorities or by the representative of the non-governmental organization that applies to the Fund. By signing this document, all signatories – national coordinating authorities and United Nations organizations – assume full responsibility for the achievement of the results identified with each of them, according to Table 1 and the detailed annual working plans.
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