Beth Fisher-Yoshida and AC4-Columbia University Embark on Columbia/Colombia Partnership

“James Rodriguez’s Foundation, Colombia Somos Todos, and Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) have partnered to boost vital capital of children and youth in Colombia,” Nick Redding wrote for (AC4).

“Last November, the management team of Colombia Somos Todos met with Aldo Civico and Beth Fisher-Yoshida, [director of the M.S. program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and] co-executive director of AC4-Columbia University and who works with Civico in the Urban Violence Prevention program. The meeting facilitated the strategic alliance between the two organizations and defined the scope of work. The partnership will...identify interventions that can improve the living conditions of the community where Colombia Somos Todos is operating.”

“‘At AC4-Columbia University, our commitment is to work with organizations dedicated to innovation and that take a systemic approach and Colombia Somos Todos is most definitely a prime example of such an organization,’ said Beth Fisher-Yoshida. ‘We believe that not only Colombia, but also other societies that need to transcend violent conflict will benefit from the experience and the methodology of James Rodriguez’s Foundation.’”

Read more about this groundbreaking collaboration on the AC4 website.