We mitigate against constraints caused by historic discrimination or marginalization by actively and meaningfully engaging social groups traditionally underrepresented in development. We build sustainable, respectful partnerships with Indigenous communities that acknowledge Indigenous governance structures. We promote the rights of Indigenous Peoples and other minority groups (such as ethnic, religious, linguistic, or geographic minorities and displaced persons and migrants). We ensure staff and implementing partners respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and minority groups and engage them as authentic partners. We address the systemic challenges and disadvantages faced by these communities and work with them through representative organizations, key leaders, and individuals as innovators and decision-makers to ensure their contributions are built into program design and program results.
Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Minority Groups .
Colombia’s Carbon Stewards: The Misak in the Páramos
This video is part of our docuseries on Communities and Carbon in Colombia and highlights the experience of the Indigenous Misak community in Colombia's high Andes ecosystems (páramos).
USAID Colombia Venezuela Response and Integration Activity – Using Data
The Colombia Integra Activity aims to provide more and better services to promote integration, reduce xenophobia, and increase social cohesion among the most vulnerable and invisible people who participate in migration dynamics.
Nature-based Solutions for Scaled Impact
Luis Fernando Jara, Chemonics’ Chief of Party for the USAID Páramos and Forests Activity, explains how the project is supporting the Colombian government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions 51% by 2030.
Faces of Financial Inclusion: Developing Financial Alternatives for Indigenous Groups
The Colombia Rural Finance Initiative provided training and financial software to support Rotary Funds as a financial alternative for indigenous business owners in the Nasa Community.
Inclusive Program Design for Indigenous Communities in Colombia
Staff from the USAID Colombia Natural Wealth program and the Colombia Rural Finance Initiative discuss how each project designed their activities to be inclusive of indigenous communities.
RFI’s Work with Rural Colombian Clients: Indigenous Community Nasa Revolving Credit Fund
Individuals in Colombia discuss credit and how to acquire it.
USAID Rural Finance Initiative – MOVii Digital Application
USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative's work with Venezuelan migrant clients - working with MOVii digital application.
ACCELERE!1 “Education en Langues Congolaises” (Education in Congolese Languages)
ACCELERE!1 provides technical support to the Congolese reading and writing curriculum, using three national languages (Ciluba, Kiswahili and Lingala) to teach children at the primary level.
AKT: Improving Learning Environments for Children in Kosovo’s Mixed Communities
Showcasing the impact of USAID Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) Prime activities that foster inter-ethnic cooperation in addressing problems of unemployment, social needs, and municipal services in 16 AKT partner municipalities.