The first RECON contest took place in 2015, and in it 475 videos were collected, with proposals for initiatives of peace building, of which 413 were sent by contestants from civil society and 62 by Municipal Ombudsmen of the country, surpassing expectations at the beginning of the process. In the children’s category 26 proposals took part, in youth 107, adults 154 and in women 86. The winners for best proposals of peace and reconciliation which took part in the RECON contest, in the categories of civil society and municipal representatives, were awarded with seed capital for their execution.
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Proposal sent by Luis Fernando Achocanoy of the municipality of San Carlos in
Antioquia. The initiative consists of the creation of audiovisual production workshops for the children of the municipality with the aim of helping in the transformation of the country through the creation of photography and videos.
Project presented by John Henry Pareja of the municipality of Buga in Valle del Cauca,
in which he proposes that, through music and audiovisual proposals they hold activities of awareness to eliminate interfamily violence, raising their voices and not being silent in conflict situations.
Proposal presented by Fernando Aguirre of the city of Cali in Valle del Cauca, through
which they want the population in a situation of disability to fall in love with sport and
make it a part of their lives. Amongst the people in this sports club are former
combatants, civilian population and demobilized people..
Initiative presented by Pilar Restrepo of the city of Cali, in Valle del Cauca. Through the transformation and autonomy of women, seeks to achieve social equality through
theatre. The proposal integrates the participation of vulnerable populations such as
people in a situation of displacement, afro communities, indigenous people, minors,
women victims of gender violence and detained women.
Proposal from the Personería of Suárez, Cauca, which looks for discussion with civil
society on the peace dialogues, putting the points agreed upon in Havana between the Government and the guerrilla of FARC in a common language.
From the Personería of Maní, Casanare, it looks to build peace via spaces of training
and cultural participation. Workshops to teach instruments such as bandola, cuatro,
harp and capacha and classes in dance, copla and singing.
From Paicol, Huila and through training of students, victims, authorities, civil society
forms leaders who replicate the message of peace and the importance of it to heal the scars left by the conflict and write a new story of reconciliation.
Initiative by the Personería of Aractaca, Magdalena which looks to listen to the stories of victims and people displaced from the municipality, using these stories as a tool of
dialogue to achieve reconciliation between victims and victimizers.
From Personería of Maicao, Guajira, this project looks for empowerment of children in
the municipality schools and the figure of student representatives seeks to involve
minors in the construction of peace.
From the Personería Municipal of El Palmar, Santander, it wants to grow peace in the
municipality by teaching values through painting, sport and recreation and ecological
walks to develop activities and interact and see the good in nature.
La Personería Municipal de Tumaco, Nariño plantea la posibilidad de hacer uso de The Personería Municipal of Tumaco, Nariño, proposes the possibility of making use of these cultural patterns in the Pacific coast of Nariño such as currulao, dance, urban
music towards socializing the advances of peace agreements in Havana..
In the Personería of Manizales, Caldas, this initiative of inclusion permits for the active
participation in spaces of play, legal promotion of rights of the educational and youth
community, and is strengthening the figure of student representatives in the educational institutions of the city.
Initiative of Gustavo Gutiérrez of Cali, Valle del Cauca, who looks to increase reading in youth of vulnerable sectors as a strategy to provide alternative opportunities to the
violence around us.
From the Personería Municipal San Carlos, Antioquia, it looks to work towards the
education of peace related to the environment; training teachers, students and school
leaders in the construction of peace in harmony with the environment and natural
From the Personería Municipal of Jambaló Nariño, their initiative consists of
reconciliation of indigenous communities with the institutions of the State and the
awareness of advances in peace dialogues which are developed in Havana.
From the Personería Municipal of Guatapé, Antioquia, to confront the past and so that victims have a space of participation, it bets on historical memory for the construction of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.
From Héctor Fabio Ramirez, of Cali, Valle del Cauca, it educates on peace through an
From Personería Municipal of Pereira, Risaralda; a look to peace from a positive point
Through contests, RECON identifies initiatives of social entrepreneurship which create opportunities and transform realities in Colombia; the best are recognized with seed capital and processes of strengthening.
Second RECON contest to identify proposals of peace building which generate social