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Presentation to GNO

Meet Plan's work in Colombia

Fundación PLAN

on 16 September 2014

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How we work
Presence in Colombia
Alrededor de 15 eventos anuales en las comunidades, con la asistencia de más de 700 niñas, niños y jóvenes.
Transparency and

Our resources are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers on national and international levels.

The office in Colombia is certified by SGS ISO 9001:2008

Internal international audits
Celebrities support Plan's work
Learn without fear
Community dinnig rooms in Sincelejo-Colombia
Plan's work reports on local TV News
Main Board of Fundación Plan
Former CEO for ACES and Avianca airlines, Alianza Summa (Avianca-SAM-ACES), and Synergy Aerospace Inc., Precious Metals Manager for Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Banco Cafetero’s International Vice President. Has been an active member of the board of Directors for companies of the public and private sector as well as for International NGO’s with operations in Latin America.
Member of YPO Colombia Chapter.
Worked as Executive Director for Operation Smile- Colombia. Has been awarded with several prizes such as the Portafolio Prize in the category: Contributions to the Community and the “Progress Order of Merit” in the category “knight” by the Colombo- American Chamber of Commerce.
Margarita Vargas del Valle
Carlos was a sponsored child through Plan for 13 years.
Carlos got his Public Accountant certification and went on to do an MBA at Los Andes University. He married his high school sweetheart, Nina, another Plan-sponsored child, who now works as a consultant on education.
Carlos Alfonso Aparicio Gómez
General Manager, Silva Publicidad
As a advertising person, has handled key accounts such as BP, Chrysler, Varta, Unilever, Bancafé, Jeans & Jackets, Colgate, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, ETB, Banco de Occidente, MoviStar, Noel, Samsung and Nestlé, among others. Senior account manager responsible for marketing’s communications strategies.
Works in Social Responsibility projects and is an active member in Board of Directors in several organizations.
Claudia Silva Pinzón
Global strategic senior Customer Business
A leader committed to Social Corporate Responsibility. He was a General Manager Red Bull South America and worked with the Coca-Cola Company as Customer Business Development and Asia Customer Strategy. Now, he is General Manager Content Distribution at Casa Editorial El Tiempo.
Felipe Ordoñez
She has worked as Communications and Corporate Relations Director for EPM Bogota. Communications advisor for Save the Children National Project and for UNICEF continental childhood plans. National coordinator for Reading National Plan “it is good to read” in the First Lady’s Office. Communications Director for the Colombian Pedagogy Society and Press Chief for Colombian book Chamber.
Pilar Mejía Duque
Former Magistrate of the Colombian Constitutional Court from February 2001 to January 2009. Was President of the Constitutional Court from June 2005 to April 2006.
Former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Universidad de los Andes, currently a Professor and Researcher with several publications. He was Presidential Advisor on Constitutional Affairs and Presidential Advisor to the Constitutional Reform that resulted in the Constitution of 1991.
Manuel José Cepeda
Poverty and inequality affects women, children, Afro-Colombian, Indigenous groups and displaced persons disproportionately.
Afro-Colombians make up around 25% of Colombians and are disproportionately impacted by the ongoing violence in Colombia. Of the estimated 3.5 million internally displaced people, 40% are Afro-Colombian. The most basic needs of 82% of Afro-Colombians go unmet each day.***
Fast growing economy, overcome only by Chile and Peru in the region
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2011 of 5.6 % growth. Inflation curved to 3.73%
Colombian Context
Stable democratic institutions and rule of law.
Big cities with solid economies and improving security indicators.
Homicide rate: 2011: 36/100.000 down from 70/100.000 in the 90's
On the other hand
Although Colombia is a middle income country, 45.5% of the total population (44,725,543) lives below poverty line(2009)*
Colombia is the most unequal country in Latin America and the 8th in the world
Income poverty from which they suffer is further aggravated by insecurity and by the inadequacy of the social services to which they have access.
Projects financed by GNO and implemented by COLNO
Strengthening of local capacities in prevention of sexual violence and integral care of vulnerable women and girls prone to and/or victims of forced displacement due to the armed conflict in Chocó, Colombia
To reduce the risk of sexual violence of the women and girls living in recipient areas or at risk of forced displacement caused by the armed conflict, and who are at risk of that same nature in the municipalities of Quibdó and Istmina in the department of Chocó
Budget EUR 284.225
Duration: June 15, 2010 to June 14, 2011
Reducing the risk of disasters by strengthening the local self-help capacities in the department of Chocó, Colombia
The civil society in the project communities has been trained how to protect themselves better in the event of a disaster
Budget EUR 747.835
Chocó (Pacific Coast): Municipality of Bahía Solano and Municipality of Nuquí
Duration: May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013
• Communities, schools and early childhood development centres have increased awareness on DRR and developed a culture of safety and resilience.

• Communities with strengthened disaster preparedness and coping capacities (through training, emergency plans and equipment)

• Institutional disaster preparedness and coping capacities of municipal emergency committees - (CLOPAD) and Regional Emergency Committees - (CREPAD) are strengthened.

• Tsunami Early Warning System implemented in the municipalities of Bahia Solano and Nuqui in coordination with the Risk Prevention and Management System (SNPAD)

• Improved learning amongst disaster risk reduction national and regional stakeholders
Chocó (Pacific Coast): Municipality of Quibdó and Municipality of Istmina
Reducing the risk of disasters by strengthening the local self-help capacities in the department of Chocó, Colombia
The civil society in the project communities has been trained how to protect themselves better in the event of a disaster
Budget EUR 300.979
Duration: May 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013
Department of Chocó: Municipality of Quibdó, Municipality of Istmina and Municipality of Medio San Juan
• The awareness of the local population for the importance of disaster risk reduction measures has increased (awareness raising campaigns).

• The communities have active disaster control committees (Conformation, training and equipment).

• The pupils take part in disaster risk reduction measures in their communities (Conformation, training and signalling of school evacuation routes)
Peace building through Home-centered Child-Protection and Health (Viviendas con Bienestar)
• Targeted families, community leaders and boys and girls who live in displacement areas, or who are at risk, have improved their protection capabilities and skills and are aware of the conceptual, methodological and practical tools on sexual violence prevention

• The social and communitarian networks in the recipient communities of forced displacement, or at risk, develop local initiatives for prevention, and their awareness is raised in regard to the sexual violence issue

• The institutions accountable for providing of protection to the victims have improved their institutional response capacity and count on institutions articulated in order to better carry out the attention to the victims
To develop and improve the ability of families to peacefully coexist and to foster safe, healthy and inclusive environments, specifically for girls, young females and adult women, through the implementation of an educational and social approach, focused on human rights and gender rights, that will improve their living conditions and provide them the tools for constructing a culture of peace in their immediate environments
Budget EUR 284.225
Duration: May 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
70 municipalities of Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Chocó
• Strengthened capacities for individuals and families in exercising their rights and building protective, inclusive and healthy environments children, young people and women through the implementation of individual and group training strategies by Professionals and Family Educators for beneficiary families.

• Strengthened capacities of Family and Professional Educators through technical and educational tools to better help with the design, execution and follow up of the strategies used with beneficiary families.

• Psychosocial and family accompaniment by educational and psycho-social staff to become aware of the progress made or difficulties faced by the families in their efforts to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

• Gender research component: The research project will analyze on one hand the conditions that lead to social exclusion and marginalization and that form part of the lives of women and girls in the departments of Chocó, Cauca and Valle del Cauca. On the other hand it will analyze the transformations that sprung up as a consequence of the training activities that were implemented within the framework of the project and concerning peaceful living together, the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights, habitat.
Integral prevention of the various types of school violence with an emphasis on Afro-descendant and indigenous girls and boys.
Prevent and reduce the various types of violence that occur in schools through the design and implementation of integral prevention strategies, linked to a gender, ethnic and children’s rights perspective, aimed at the cultural transformation of the dynamics of coexistence at educational institutions, with an emphasis on Afro-descendant and Indigenous girls and boys
Budget EUR 768.227
Duration: April 01, 2008 to June 30, 2012
Sanitation and Environment Protection in La Boquilla, Colombia
The local population of the community of La Boquilla has improved access to sanitary facilities and correctly applies measures to increase the hygiene standard, to prevent diseases and to strengthen environmental protection.
Budget EUR 135.000
Duration: November 18, 2011 to November 18, 2012
Department of Bolívar: City of Cartagena
• Construction of sanitary blocks (waste closets, shower and hand wash basin) for 100 families

• Training on sanitation and environmental protection
Juan Emilio Posada
Management Team
Vice-president of Innovation and Learning
Psychologist, with specializied studies in Perfection of Advanced Methods and Applied Research Techniques to Education and Social Sciences. Masters’ degree in Community Psychology.
Joined Plan in October 2005.
Senior Director and Corporate Services Manager in Acción Internacional.
Operations Director
Economist at Rosario University, graduated at Schulich School of Business (York University) MBA Program, Toronto, with majors in Corporate Finance and Operations Management. Economist with 15 years of experience in the fields of financial analysis, corporate finance, strategic planning and project management. Worked in companies such as Banco Davivienda, Mercantil Group, Aval Group, Lehman Brothers and Pulse Microsystems.
Juan Hernando Cornejo
People and Culture Director
Social Worker with graduate studies in Social Management and Masters’ Degree in Business Administration. Ph.D. in Human Behavior.
Joined Plan in May 2003, as the Human Resources Coordinator. She was promoted to Human Resources Manager in October 2007. Professor in the social work program in the faculty of Social Sciences at the Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca University – 2001 to 2003.
Claudia Rosa Vásquez
Risk and Legal Director
Lawyer, specialized in Administrative Law. Masters’ degree in Business Administration. Joined Plan in April 2008. Legal Advisor of the Administrative Director of the Ministry of Communications – 2004 – 2008. Lawyer of the Société Générale - España Branch 2003-2004. Legal Advisor of IDU (Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano - Urban Development Institute) at the Assistant Manager's Office – 2001 to 2002.
Hernando Torres
Marketing and Communications Director
Social Communicator and Journalist. Masters degree in Political Science and specializied studies in Business and Fundraising activities. Joined Plan in August 2006 as ROA’s Regional Fundraising Coordinator. In February 2008 he was also appointed Communications and Corporate Relations Manager - Colombia. Communications and Corporate Relations Advisor for SOS Children’s Villages of Colombia – 2004 to 2006. Communications and Corporate Relations Director for the Personería (office of Municipal Attorney that directs most of the city’s businesses) in Medellín. Compère of Colombia 123 (TV journalistic program) and of the radio news broadcast “Antioquia al Aire”.
Iván Darío Parra
Programatic Implementation Manager
Civil Engineer, Finance Specialist and Construction Project Management and Infrastructure Specialist. Experienced in project management, quality assurance and customer service. She had served in the public sector as General Director of Infrastructure Management Projects in the Ministry of Education, National Infrastructure Coordinating Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) and Project Manager Project Finance Fund Development - FONADE. In the private sector, she has worked as Technical Mananger to Geofundaciones SA.
María Alejandra Montoya
Eliana Restrepo
In numbers...
¿What is Fundación Plan?
Gabriela Bucher
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor degree in Philosophy and Arts.
Graduate degree in History. NGO Management specialization studies. Joined Plan in March 2001.Worked at Plan UK and later as Regional Resource Mobilization Manager for the Americas in Panama. Was appointed CD and transferred to Colombia in November 2006. Previously Fundraising Manager at Children of the Andes in the UK.
November 2009, the Members’ Assembly voted to grant Fundación Plan membership in Plan International.

Fundación Plan board seized its governance and fiduciary responsibilities on July 1, 2010

In 2010, Fundación Plan has 220 employees

Fundación Plan has substantially enhanced its brand recognition in Colombia

The organization has 38,000 followers on Facebook, and is increasingly engaging young audiences with its social media presence

Fundación Plan now has a base of 4100 monthly donors
The average monthly donation (typically monthly via direct debit) to Fundación Plan is USD 17, and acquisition cost per donor is USD 80.
Nivea and Fundación Plan
• Perform research on the various types of school violence and their impact on girls and boys.

• Perform a participative study on the Afro-descendant and indigenous cultures to identify: Their life plans, the dynamics of differential gender development; forms of participation; forms of interacting with peers and adults; forms of cultural expression; concepts of wellbeing, boy, girl, adult, teacher, father, mother, among others that are important for coexistence; and any cultural elements that may generate different types of discrimination or that are involved in the generation and preservation of the various forms of violence at schools or in families.

• Design, implement and validate in a participative manner a strategy to prevent the various forms of school violence from a gender, ethnic and children’s rights perspective.
• Contribute to the drafting of a manual containing the alternatives developed by teens in virtual forums on the prevention and reduction of school violence from a gender perspective.

• Promote social mobilization and communication actions to help prevent the various types of school violence, with an emphasis on Afro-descent and indigenous populations, from a gender perspective.
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