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Human Rights Advisor Juan Pablo Castaño

Juan Pablo Castaño has more than ten years of experience working to empower youth, strengthen local institutions, and provide assistance to conflict victims in the department of Caquetá, Colombia. He is currently the human rights advisor for the USAID Colombia Human Rights Activity.

by Juan Pablo Castaño

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…