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COLORES - Resilient local communities. Women and youth build sustainable and solidarity-based economies to support the peace process

Implementing Partners and Organisations

COSPE - Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti,
SENA - Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje,
CONFECOOP - Confederación de Cooperativas de Colombia,
CORPOAMAZONIA - Confederación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Sur de la Amazonía Alianza de Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida del Putumayo,
ATV - Alianza Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida

Period of Implementation

January 2022 - December 2025

Geographic scope

Americas: Colombia


$ 215,515,913
€ 205 253 250


Bilateral Aid: AICS Italian Agency of Cooperation for Development, Coopermondo


Agriculture & Fisheries, Climate & Environment, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building


Support communities to improve their living and working conditions, their resilience to climate change and the effects of the pandemic in a context that supports the peace process and the preservation of Amazonian biodiversity.

Project Objectives

The reference framework of this project proposal is Colombia, and specifically the Putumayo region. The particular situation of the zone has attracted over the years, the presence of armed actors whose interest is the exploitation of the natural resources and illegal activities. This situation particularly affects rural communities and the most vulnerable groups, especially women and young people from indigenous, Afro-descendant and peasant communities. The main aim of the COLORES project is to support these communities so that they can improve their living and working conditions, their resilience to climate change and to the effects of the pandemic, all in a framework of support to the peace process and to the protection of Amazonian biodiversity. In order to achieve this, 7 agro-forestry supply chains (asai, chontaduro, sacha inchi, coffee, cocoa, sugarcane sugar, ecotourism/craftsmanship) linked to Amazonian biodiversity will be promoted in order for them to become capable of practices of adaptation to climate change and at the same time generate increased profits and new jobs, in associative and inclusive enterprises, recognising the central role of women and young people.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG15 - Life on Land

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 901

Local stakeholders

Confecoop Colombia

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Inequalities