Central America and Colombia

swisspeace has developed expertise in Central America and Colombia through various consultancy mandates. For example, swisspeace conducted a conflict analysis in Honduras, in 2014, for the Swiss NGO Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation; and, in 2013, swisspeace conducted a workshop on conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity in Guatemala and Honduras for Swiss Interchurch Aid.

The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) has organized regular roundtables on Colombia and Central America, bringing together representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as academia, to share experiences and lessons learned from the field.

Latest Activities and Publications

swisspeace, CEG, 2017

Case Study on Guatemala - Observations and Reflections on the Negotiation and National Dialogue Process

In-depth case study of the Handbook National Dialogue. Download the case study in English and Spanish.


swisspeace, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Bishnu Sapkota, 2017

Case Study on Nepal - Observations and Reflections on the Peace and Constitution-Making Process

In-depth case study of the Handbook National Dialogue. Download.


Berghof Foundation, swisspeace, 2017

Handbook National Dialogue

The National Dialogue Handbook is the result of a two-year project (March 2015 – February 2017) by the Berghof Foundation, in cooperation with swisspeace, and supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. swisspeace contribute its research to the Handbook and commissioned two in-depth case studies on Nepal and Guatemala, produced by local researchers. Other case studies which inform the Handbook’s findings include Libya, Mali, Sudan and Tunisia. Link.


Swissinfo, 12 December 2016

América Latina: Esperanzas y pesadillas

Article about the current outlook for human rights in Latin America with quote from our expert Anna Leissing. Article (Spanish)


10 December 2016

Panel discussion on the human rights situation in Latin America

Anna Leissing (KOFF) took part in a panel discussion on the human rights situation in Latin America entitled "Human Rights in Latin America: Hopes and Nightmares". The event is organized by the Latin American Center of Zurich on occasion of the International Human Rights Day. Further Information (Spanish)


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