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Patricia Henao Saavedra

country director

Amid a migration crisis, a border community in Colombia takes charge of its own development

June 8, 2023
Brisas del Norte isn’t an easy place to live. Tucked along the Carribean coast in Riohacha, Colombia, 90 kilometers from the Venezuelan border, the neighborhood is deeply impoverished. Most houses...

What does politically smart support to democracy and human rights look like?

May 24, 2023
Political economy analysis (PEA) has become more common in the design and implementation of development programmes. But is it just another donor tick-box exercise, or does it add value? In a nutshell...

From Venezuela to Colombia: Steven's story

April 12, 2023
Since 2015, more than 6 million migrants have fled Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, with many seeking refuge in Colombia. One of them is Steven Moreno. In addition to facing xenophobia in his new...

From words to action: A public policy for the rights of rural women in Colombia

April 3, 2023
  Edilia del Consuelo lives in San Roque, Antioquia, Colombia, with her daughter and three grandchildren. She is part of the municipality’s Women's Network, and she is thrilled that San Roque has...

To improve security among Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, Pact develops innovative index

March 16, 2023
Since 2015, more than 6 million migrants have fled Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, with many seeking refuge in neighboring countries including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. So far, Colombian...

Conectando Caminos por los Derechos: Responding to gender-based violence in Colombia

November 1, 2022
In Colombia, through the Conectando Caminos por los Derechos project, Pact and its partners are working to prevent violence against migrant women, children and LGBTI people, and to protect and...

Redefining the future through Indigenous concepts from the Amazon

September 28, 2022
Development can be dangerous, even as it aims to bring growth to Indigenous communities. Development can also undermine the authority and independence of Indigenous communities by forcing a certain...

Public policies for gender equality: An opportunity to strengthen democracy in Colombia

September 15, 2022
Public policies on gender equality are one of the main tools that women have to access their rights and through which states reflect their political will to strengthen democracy.  Such...

Flower company becomes empowerment space for women workers in Colombia

August 4, 2022
For women like Ana Hernández, time is extremely valuable. Hernández works at Sunshine Bouquet, a cut flower company in Colombia. Like other women workers across Colombia, she faces a tough reality....

Improving community readiness for Covid-19 vaccinations

July 21, 2022
Nations around the world continue to work toward the World Health Organization’s target of fully vaccinating 70% of the population of all countries against Covid-19, and the 2nd Global Covid-19...