Latin America & the Caribbean

Our work in Latin America &  the Caribbean focuses on strengthening civil society as a strong, independent, and more cohesive sector that can engage effectively with different actors and advocate for positive social and institutional change. We strive to bring different sectors together and help them find common ground despite their differences, tapping into cutting edge methodologies for dialogue, collaboration, and conflict transformation.

Our initiatives in the region, past and present, support:

  • sustainable resource management
  • human rights
  • citizen security
  • access to justice
  • transparency and accountability
  • and municipal governance

Local Partners

Our network of affiliate centers in Latin America includes some of the most respected peacebuilding organizations in the region. Present in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Mexico, the Partners Network centers are dedicated to peacefully transforming conflict, promoting multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement on different topics, and ensuring more inclusive and just societies by protecting civic space.

Photo by Carlos Figueroa for Wikimedia Chile, Protests in Focus: A disconnect between citizens & institutions in Chile

Learn more about the tools, approaches and resources related to our work in Latin America & the Caribbean.


Adaptive Leadership for a Resilient Civil Society in Uncertain Times Learn about one of the key factors of civil society resiliency, Adaptive Leadership. Presenter Natalie Boudou, who works...
Directorio de Acciones de Paz Positiva en Colombia/Colombian Positive Peace Action Directory

As part of the Positive Peace Project, youth across Colombia engaged in a participatory...

Anti-Corruption and Transparency Coalition: Lesson from Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador and Bolivia

(2005) By Gerardo Berthin, Deputy Director, and Joseph Balcer, Senior Advisor, the USAID Americ...

Signature Approaches

Narratives for Peace To effectively promote social change and bring different groups of people together, we have to start by engaging narratives.
Positive Peace in Action To truly thrive, societies need to not only be free of violence, but to also support equality, justice and peace in the long term. This state is called positive peace.
Resiliency+ Around the globe, government restrictions on freedoms of speech, assembly, and association are changing the operating environments for civil society organizations (CSOs).