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Blog Contributor Diana Acuña

Diana Acuña is a former regional human rights advisor for the USAID Colombia Human Rights Activity. Over the past 10 years, she has worked throughout Colombia to promote a culture of human rights and is a specialist in peacebuilding and youth empowerment.

by Diana Acuña

Stop, Look, and Listen! Preventing Recruitment of Youth into Illicit Activities in Southern Colombia

This post originally appeared on Harvard’s Center for International Development’s Building State Capability program’s blog. The authors successfully completed the 15-week Practice of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation online course. This is their story. As development practitioners, we tend to rush in with solutions to deal with complex problems. We impose so-called best practices without digging…