RURAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS (ERA) AND REINCORPORATION - Rescheduled Event

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RURAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS (ERA) AND REINCORPORATION - Rescheduled Event

November 19 2020


8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. (COT)


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The Institute of Research and Intervention for Peace of the Universidad del Valle and PASO Colombia, program of One Earth Future, have rescheduled the forum RURAL ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS (ERAs) AND ECONOMIC REINCORPORATION IN COLOMBIA for next Thursday, November 19. The event will discuss the current situation of economic reincorporation in the country, and the contribution of the ERAs in this process. The ERAs are collaboration platforms implemented by PASO Colombia, where ex-combatants in the reincorporation process develop collective economic projects in partnership with local communities, public and private organizations, and international cooperation agencies.

During the forum, the publication The Base of the Mountain: Rural Alternative School in Miranda, Cauca will be released. This document is the result of the research conducted by the Institutional Peace Program from the Universidad del Valle in partnership with PASO Colombia. The Base of the Mountain explores the development process of the Rural Alternative School (ERA) in Miranda, Cauca, and the lessons learned throughout its three years of operation. This document highlights the fact that the ERA in Miranda has been established as a collaboration model between former combatants, farmers, and allied institutions in a bid for inclusive rural development in the territories affected by armed conflict. This publication is a contribution for all those interested in peace building and inclusive rural development.


Agenda:

Opening
  • 8: 35 - 8:45 am: María Fanny Olaya: Professor Universidad del Valle- Coordinator of Rural Dialogues

  • 8:45 – 8: 55: Edgar Varela Barrios: Universidad del Valle Rector

PANEL I: CURRENT STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES OF ECONOMIC REINCORPORATION.

The panelists will give a general balance on the situation of the economic reincorporation in the country. The results of the systematization research about the process in the ERA of Miranda compiled in the book The Base of the Mountain: Rural Alternative School in Miranda, Cauca will be presented.

  • 8:55 - 9:00: Moredator's introduction and beginning of the first panel: Adolfo Adrián Álvarez: Director from the Institute of Research and Intervention for Peace of the Universidad del Valle;

  • 9:00 – 9:15: Presentation, Juan Fernando Lucio: Director PASO Colombia;

  • 9:15 – 9:30: Presentation, Sheila Sanín Pombo: Counselor of the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN) - Leader of the Income Generation team from the Economic Sustainability component; 

  • 9:30 – 9:45: Presentation, Gustavo Arbeláez: FARC Reincorporation; 

  • 9:45 - 10:00: Presentation, Alessandro Preti:National Director of Reincorporation of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia;

  • 10:00 – 10:15: Presentation, Valeria Eberle Arcila: Co-researcher of The Base of the Mountain: Rural Alternative School of Miranda, Cauca;

  • 10:15 – 10:40: First session of questions for registered public and media.

PANEL II: THE ERAs AS REINCORPORATION EXPERIENCES.

In this second panel ex-combatants in the reincorporation process who lead projects in three Rural Alternative Schools (ERAs) will discuss their experiences. The dialogue will focus on territorial peace building and the support of the ERAs to this process. 

Note: This virtual forum, originally scheduled for October 29, had to be postponed due to a cyber-attack. We have taken all the security measures to prevent this from happening again. We deeply appreciate the interest of those who are willing to be part of the forum, the motivation of the people and institutions who participate as panelists and the interest of the public in the event.