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Shared responsibility is defined as the ARN's relationship with other public sector entities, private sector actors, third sector, academia and international actors, at different levels of relationship, which allows to generate support, visibility and appropriation of the Reintegration and Reincorporation processes and policies, through the establishment of alliances that favor the people who participate in these processes, their families and the host communities, contributing to coexistence, reconciliation and non-stigmatization.
The Shared- Responsibility Group have undertaken to foster and materialize effective relationships with external actors in response to the needs of the populations with which the Agency works, in the international and national spheres. To this effect, we carry out actions to make the Agency more visible and well positioned, generating awareness that the success of the Reintegration and Reincorporation process depends in the involvement of all the actors in society.
It is divided into two lines: Strategic partnerships – which perfects partnerships with representatives of the private sector, the third sector and the academy; and, Cooperation and international affairs – which carries out actions with actors from various sectors in the international arena, such as Governments, Multilateral agencies and cooperation agencies.
Terpel:For 3 years, Terpel has been financially supporting productive projects uninterruptedly for the population served by ARN. This support is provided in coordination with the
Corporación Mundial de la Mujer CMMC; the latter provides technical support, purchases and delivers supplies for the entrepreneurs. In addition, support has been provided in vehicle maintenance and repair, food retail, bakery and tire maintenance, oils and motorcycle maintenance. These ventures have been part of the reintegration process. In addition, Terpel has held entrepreneurship fairs to strengthen productive projects for the ex-combatant population. Gran Tierra Energy:
Gran Tierra Energy Company is committed to the reincorporation of the municipalities most affected by violence and poverty in Putumayo. The
FútbolNet Festival was held in Puerto Asís, Putumayo in February 2020. This Festival was the closing of the project carried out with the
Barcelona FC Foundation, with the support of
Gran Tierra Energy, wherein sports training processes were carried out for ex-combatants from this region.
This articulation with ARN facilitated a space with
Samarri catering service provider company for the commercialization of red tilapia fish from
COOMUCCON co-op. This co-op is run by individuals in the process of reincorporation in the municipality of Puerto Guzmán - Putumayo.
Different Argentinian entities (National Commission of Popular Libraries, Neighborhood Centers for Youth and Children, Los Grobo Foundation and the Argentine MoFA) have supported the implementation of 5 technical cooperation projects to strengthen 5 community libraries, as protective environments and dynamizers of local and community development in Colombia. These initiatives have brought in other Colombian agencies (ICBF, Ministry of Culture, National Library) and other international organizations (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDC), which have strengthened technical and financial cooperation.
The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), and ARN have had a close relationship since 2007. FBA played a key role in designing the long-term reintegration process in 2007; alongside the Swedish Government FBA has also strengthened the Reintegration and Reincorporation processes in Colombia. Technical and financial support has allowed the implementation of cooperation projects and technical exchanges with countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, to hold international events such as the South-South Technical Cooperation Tours and courses on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and gender – held by FBA.
Contributions have also been made for the design and implementation of ARN's Gender Approach Strategy and the participation of ARN as a member of the
Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG).