Accelerating Peace Program

Accelerating peace with the power of Corporate Social Responsibility
March – August, 2024
Accelerating Peace is a Pasos Libres program that seeks to accelerate the growth of young-led peacebuilding initiatives in Colombia by strengthening their entrepreneurial skills and establishing partnerships with local and U.S. companies based on the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.
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If you lead or are part of a peacebuilding organization or initiative in Colombia and are interested in strengthening your entrepreneurial skills and learning about Corporate Social Responsibility. Accelerating Peace is for you!
The program includes twelve online training and mentoring sessions; a face-to-face event and Demo Day in Bogotá with leading companies and representatives of the United States Embassy; and portfolio publication with the participant’s initiatives.

The first program cohort in 2022 was integrated by 28 young people from 17 colombian departments who had the opportunity to present their initiatives to the leaders of the Social Responsibility Areas of PepsiCo, Homecenter, Bavaria, Movistar, PwC, Luker Chocolate, Johnson & Johnson and Vanti, as well as representatives of the United States Embassy in Colombia.

Now’s your opportunity!

+25 participants from all over Colombia
+ 10 experts and mentors
Opportunity to connect with companies from multiple sectors
Online sessions and face-to-face Demo Day
Four easy steps to be part of the Accelerating Peace Program

1

Select your initiative

Choose the initiative you want to postulate. It may be one you would like to expand or one you have wanted to make come true for months.

2

Register

Sign up by filling out the registration form through the link on this website. Remember that you must wait for confirmation of your selection.

3

Learn

Attend the online training sessions, request mentoring, and apply the knowledge acquired to strengthen your initiative.

4

Connect

Present your initiative to leaders of Social Responsibility areas in a face-to-face Demo Day and include it in the Accelerating Peace Portfolio.

Frequent asked
questions

Who can participate?

Young people who lead or are part of organizations and initiatives to build peace in Colombia and wish to learn how to accelerate the growth and positive impact of their work in partnership with companies.

How do I register?

By filling out the registration form through the link on this website. The number of places available is 28 participants.

Is registration free?

Yes. Registration is free. However, remember that places are limited. If you are selected, your commitment will be to participate throughout the program actively and make the agreed activities.

What does the program include?

  • Eleven training sessions and online mentoring
  • Face-to-face event and Demo Day in Bogotá (tickets and hotel included)
  • Publication of your initiative in the Accelerating Peace Portfolio

What topics are covered in the program?

The online and face-to-face training of the program includes sessions on Corporate Social Responsibility and Peace, Theory of Change and Reports, Validation of Business Ideas, Prototyping, and Pitch, among others.
Do you have more questions?

Please send them to info@fundacionpasoslibres.org

Accelerating Peace Program
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Cohort 2024

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