DDG in Colombia
DDG has had an office in Colombia since 2011, and has primarily focused on capacity-building programming with the Ministry of Post-Conflict (now the High Council for Post-Conflict, Human Rights, and Security) in Bogota. DDG has also been setting up its mine action program in Colombia, which is currently providing targeted mine and ERW risk education (MRE) to conflict-affected communities in Meta and Cundinamarca departments. DDG received its accreditation to conduct survey and mine/ERW clearance activities in March 2017.
Based on the serious issues in Colombia outlined above, DDG believes it is well-placed to deliver programming along a number of axes, in order to help contribute towards the peace-building process in Colombia. Some of the most pressing areas which require targeted interventions include: