"Transforming relationships is not simply a post-conflict endeavour but a continuous process that can start at an earlier stage, before a formal settlement."
Kristian Herbolzheimer, Director of Conciliation Resources' Colombia programme, joined a panel of experts on Al Jazeera's Inside Story, to discuss the potential challenges ahead for Colombia peace.
The Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have announced a final peace deal, ending a seemingly intractable conflict. Reaching this agreement was no small feat, the conflict having spanned five decades with over eight million victims.
Colombia is drawing ever closer to ending a violent conflict that has lasted more than 50 years. This infographic highlights the negotiations and innovations in the peace process that could secure a lasting and sustainable peace for the country. Find out more about innovations in the Colombian peace process here.
Conciliation Resources' Colombia Programme Director, Kristian Herbolzheimer, was interviewed for The Inquiry, part of the BBC World Service, on the reintegration of FARC fighters following the end of the Colombian armed conflict.
Large portions of populations really hate them [FARC], profoundly, that's just how it is...They [FARC] will not be able to participate in politics, until they very explicitly take responsibility for what they did wrong in the past.
The threat of widespread disease may have passed, but in the Mano River border communities of West Africa, the impact of the devastating Ebola epidemic is still being felt today.
Work has begun on a new Conciliation Resources project, which aims to increase women’s participation in local, national and cross-border peacebuilding efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.