Accelerating Peace Program

Accelerating peace with the power of Corporate Social Responsibility
May – October, 2022
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!


Accelerating Peace seeks to help young peacebuilders broaden their network of potential partners in the private sector while allowing companies to identify opportunities for collaboration with youth from various regions of the country.

The program includes eleven 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.

+ 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


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.



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



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



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


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Frequent asked

Who can participate?

Young people from all over the country 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.
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