Project references

Cauca Local Economic Development (CLED) Project

The Cauca Local Economic Development (CLED) project will promote sustainable peace and economic development by integrating entrepreneur / livelihood capacity building and peacebuilding activities in its three project phases: mapping, capacity building, and incubation/roll out. Led by the MSM, the project will develop a Triple Helix+ framework* for integrating capacity building, peace building and rural economic development in a holistic, inclusive and sustainable manner. MSM, along with UU-CC and the University of Medillin (UdeM), will work key Colombian partners (the University Foundation of Popayan (FUP), National Service for Learning (SENA), Higher School for Public Management (ESAP), and the Regional Centre for Productivity and Innovation of Cauca (CREPIC)) to implement the CLED project in three rural Municipalities: Caldono, Tororo, and Silvia. Taking a Train the Trainer approach, the project will capacitate FUP, SENA, ESAP and CREPIC to be more effective training, research and extension organizations, with improved capabilities in offering market based and conflict sensitive programs.   The approach will address the educational and opportunity gap in the project area while promoting and documenting peace building and economic development lessons learned.

Type of services provided:

  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Research

*In a standard “Triple Helix” model, government, the private sector and a university, work cooperatively and synergistically to plan and implement a knowledge driven economic development agenda.  Adding civil society representatives to this group of actors transforms the model into a “Triple Helix+”

The project will run from January 2019 until December 2021