Peace

The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CCB) leads the model, the agenda and relationship and participation agenda for the enterprise sector in the construction of peace at a city and regional level. 

Premises

Entrepreneurs are and will continue to be the main stakeholders in the construction of peace; no company can be sustainable in an unsustainable environment.

1. Build on the existing relationships between the CCB and the private sector, capitalizing on the CCB's leadership.
2. Propose a narrative and a shared peace building agenda with the private sector.
3. The shared agenda must be broad, diverse, robust, practical and long-term.
4. Moving from diagnostics to specific actions (from the what to the how, the when and the where).
5. Shared value, competitiveness and sustainability approach, in the context of multi-sector, public-private cooperation.
6. Aim towards strengthening the Rule of Law, and the market economy.
7. With or without the signing of peace accords, the private sector must be more active and must contribute to sustainable development goals.
8. Bogotá must be the peace-building capital.
9. Colombia can and must contribute to the international discussion.

Goals
  • To articulate public and private, national and international stakeholders, in the context of a shared agenda in order to carry out and implement initiatives and projects related to the construction of peace from the enterprise sector.
  • To gain deeper knowledge of, and share, the CCB's vision about the relationship that exists between peace building and the enterprise sector.
  • To lead, articulate and coordinate the CCB's peace-building initiatives generating, managing and transferring knowledge and good practices to the private sector.
  • To support and advise the enterprise sector by formulating and identifying action scenarios and influencing the public debate regarding the relationship that exists between the construction of peace and the private sector.
  • To give visibility, document, communicate and promote the initiatives developed by the CCB and the private sector regarding the construction of peace

 

Strategic lines

Estrategia para la construcción de paz

Knowledge management and transfer to support the construction of peace

Generating knowledge and good practices around the relationship between the enterprise sector and the construction of peace at city and regional levels, in order to make the intervention by the CCB and its entrepreneurs more effective, visible and with a greater impact.

  • Environment perception and analysis.

To drive the development of tools or quantitative and qualitative methodologies in order to analyze the perception of the enterprise environment regarding the construction of peace (ex.: National Enterprise Peace Survey, Peace and Economy Index (IEP).

  • Academia, private sector and the construction of peace.

To strengthen the relationship between the CCB, the national and international academic sector currently studying the construction of peace, and the private sector (ex.: London School of Economics - Uniandes Observatory).

  • Knowledge dissemination and transfer.

Document the success stories and generate spaces for analysis, transfer and dialogue (ex.: Reconciliación Colombia, workgroups, forums, etc.) regarding the different topics developed from the CCB.

Institutional strengthening and peace-building capabilities

Design and implement actions to strengthen the private sector from an institutional perspective, thus preparing it to face the challenges that stem from the construction of peace. This also seeks to locally strengthen the Rule of Law, as well as non-state organizations.

Strengthen the capabilities of individuals within companies and organizations to build peace from the private sector.

  • Strengthening of capabilities.

To generate inputs, contents or platforms to strengthen the construction of peace from within (CCB collaborators), externally (private enterprises) and with other stakeholders (local government, social organizations, etc.) (ex.: Project Ideas for Peace Foundation. Corporate strengthening for peace).

  • Rule of Law, local justice and citizen coexistence.

Promote the development of initiatives and projects about local justice, citizen coexistence, responsible management and strengthening of the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the different territories (ex.: The Police Mediation and Hermes Projects).

To promote the development of initiatives and projects about the fight against corruption and for transparency (ex.: Personeros Cundinamarca Project).

  • Institutional and legal reforms for the construction of peace.

Promote, generate and influence in the creation of public-private partnerships for peace. Propose legal reforms and new institutional arrangements that will allow for a better relationship with the private sector towards the construction of peace (ex.: Private-Public Partnerships for Peace, undertakings and innovation for peace, and a legal regime for philanthropy).

  • Articulation between Nation - Departmental Government - District for the construction of peace from the private sector.

Supporting and promoting the development and implementation of an agenda for the articulation between the Nation, the Departmental Government and the City, in matters pertaining to the construction of peace and the private sector (ex.: City and Departmental Development Plan).

Pedagogy, participation and civil dialogues

Design and implementation of actions to implement pedagogical efforts regarding the peace-building process both within the CCB as well as externally. After the pedagogic exercise, the goal is for audiences to actively participate in the peace-building process, achieving a long-term empowerment.

  • Internal and external pedagogy strategy.

To generate and promote pedagogy strategies related to the construction of peace, by fostering the analysis of objective and technical information (ex.: partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace - OACP).

  • Sensibilization, participation, articulation and empowerment strategy.

To generate spaces for reflection, appropriation, empowerment and sensibilization around the construction of peace from the private sector, in order to expand citizenship.
Articulation with public and private stakeholders for the construction of peace (ex.: Shared Agenda, Reconciliación Colombia, Global Compact and Business for Peace).

  • Creative industries for reconciliation.

To foster spaces for the articulation with public and private organizations for content creation, as well as the creation of a sub-segment of creative industries and the construction of peace; to bring visibility to companies in the sector currently developing projects related to this matter (ex.: creative laboratories for peace).

  • Victims, memory, reconciliation and the private sector.

To strengthen the civil dialogue with entrepreneurs and companies affected by the armed conflict and with the actors involved in it (ex.: National Center for Historic Memory Project, and District Memory Center).

 

City and peace-building

To analyze and manage the urban impacts that Bogotá and the Region will experience related to the construction of peace, as well as the implementation of the peace accords from the standpoint of the enterprise sector.

Incidence, projects and management.

To have an impact, and generate inputs for the peace-building public policies at a district and regional level (ex.: projects for the implementation of territorial peace), and to analyze the experiences other cities are having in terms of the impact felt from the implementation of the peace accords.

Intervening in the rural areas that are around, and also part of, the cities, and to generate city-rural relations.

Projects related to the construction of peace on an urban level (ex.: Bicycles for Reconciliation Project).

Corporate opportunities and benefits derived from the construction of peace

To analyze and forecast the impacts that the private sector will feel from the construction of peace and the implementation of the peace accords, as well as designing and implementing actions so that the private sector can become directly and massively involved in peace-building programs from a sustainability and competitiveness standpoint.

  • Impacts over the private sector from the implementation of the peace accords.

To study, analyze and manage the positive and negative impacts on the private sector, resulting from the implementation of the peace accords (ex.: preparing the private sector to participate in the transitional justice mechanisms).

  • Private sector and the armed forces.

To establish and develop a long-term relationship with the armed forces (ex.: development of a veterans' program to acknowledge their role in the conflict).

  • Private sector and the environment.

To support projects and initiatives that will have a positive impact on the environment, specifically those areas affected by conflict.

  • Strategic philanthropy and private social investment.

To support the structuring of projects related to the construction of peace, that require private social investment (ex.: Friends of the District Memory Center).

  • Inclusive competitiveness.

Projects to include vulnerable populations and territories into productive dynamics (ex.: inclusive employment, inclusive chains, inclusive procurement).
To create a work agenda on competitiveness and the construction of peace (ex.: entrepreneurship with CCB macro-sectors and clusters).

 

Communication for the construction of peace from the private sector

To strategically and effectively communicate all peace-building initiatives that are being carried out from the CCB and from the private sector.

  • Reconciliation and new narratives.

To develop new narratives and meanings regarding the role of the private sector and the construction of peace.

  • Internal and external communications plan.

To generate strategies to motivate CCB collaborators to participate in the construction of peace, and to give visibility to the efforts being carried out from the institution and from the private sector, with regards to the construction of peace.

  • Visibility products.

To develop periodical products that include the main and most relevant events related to the construction of peace in Bogotá and the Region, as well as initiatives or projects that have been carried out by the CCB

 

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