Panamá de Arauca: an interagency consolidation project

first_imgThe new closeness with the community in addition to the Defense Ministry’s faithful commitment to safety, have achieved strategic results from the production and transport of crude oil. Incidents and attacks on convoys have been reduced by 65%, and the community began to report attacks. Such reports in the past were minimal to non-existent. The government and companies were acting independently to address their separate concerns over maintaining state institutions and concerns over the defense of corporate resources. This has cost both valuable time, which in turn has benefited the criminal groups. Thanks to the willingness of the community and the organizations involved, the consolidation project gradually began to bear fruit, and the objectives were fully realized within months. The government and companies were acting independently to address their separate concerns over maintaining state institutions and concerns over the defense of corporate resources. This has cost both valuable time, which in turn has benefited the criminal groups. Phase 1 began immediately thereafter. The community would be the main beneficiary of this phase’s main goals of school improvements, health brigades, and free school supplies, in addition to new studies on the feasibility of community-based foundations and enterprises. In 2012 and 2013, the Panamá de Arauca region faced kidnappings, extortion, and attacks on vehicles and employees in the public and private sectors. The criminal alliances worked to turn this area into a strategic corridor in their plan to weaken the Colombian government. Although only half of the project has been completed, the most important part has been getting started and engaging institutions, which is already a reality. As shown by the steady results from the initial phases, the success of the consolidation plan is guaranteed. Thanks to the willingness of the community and the organizations involved, the consolidation project gradually began to bear fruit, and the objectives were fully realized within months. The National Police have begun to take better control of registering people and vehicles. They have also initiated a communications strategy for the project. The four phases, still in development, aim to improve community life and mobility in the area, as well as increase the visibility of projects and activities in the region to promote the institutions involved in the consolidation plan. Similarly, and no less importantly, the goal is for the community ultimately to assume responsibility for peaceful communities as the engine of social and economic progress. Phase 0 and/or the preliminary phase – one of the most difficult – required pairing institutions to work together, and engaging them in the economy and in society. This phase started in 2013. They created an action plan to build a stronger police presence and enact a permanent budget for development in the area. This town has traditionally been a vital economic center for Orinoco regional development (as this area of the country is known) because its vast plains hide large oil fields that have contributed significantly to Colombia’s economy. As a region consisting primarily of plains, Panamá de Arauca boasts livestock and dairy activities. This provided the participants with an opportunity for community support by providing equipment and improving livestock facilities, an important source of income for thousands of people in Arauquita. The logo promoting the consolidation plan has butterfly wings in the colors of the institutions involved, and represents the butterfly effect that a small town in Colombia is beginning to have on the world. Phase 1 began immediately thereafter. The community would be the main beneficiary of this phase’s main goals of school improvements, health brigades, and free school supplies, in addition to new studies on the feasibility of community-based foundations and enterprises. Although only half of the project has been completed, the most important part has been getting started and engaging institutions, which is already a reality. As shown by the steady results from the initial phases, the success of the consolidation plan is guaranteed. The Plan consists of four phases to integrate entities of the Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol, the National Defense Ministry’s Advisory Campaign Group (GAC), the Armed Forces General Command, the National Army, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Administrative Unit for Territorial Consolidation (UACT), the municipal government of Arauca, the municipal government of Arauquita, and private enterprises. The participants realized that an interagency commitment would be essential to resolve the crisis. Panamá de Arauca is a town in the municipality of Arauquita, in the department of Arauca in eastern Colombia, on the border with neighboring Venezuela. Currently, the two final phases to consolidate the state’s presence and operations in Panamá de Arauca are being implemented. The National Learning Service (SENA), the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) and the Colombian Institute of Sports (Coldeportes) have joined the institutions already involved. The four phases, still in development, aim to improve community life and mobility in the area, as well as increase the visibility of projects and activities in the region to promote the institutions involved in the consolidation plan. Similarly, and no less importantly, the goal is for the community ultimately to assume responsibility for peaceful communities as the engine of social and economic progress. Unfortunately, it is not only the government and major national and international companies that have established a presence in this strategically and economically important area of Colombia. In addition, the underground riches have attracted guerrillas and terrorist groups, who intend to stem the growth of the region, one way or another. The logo promoting the consolidation plan has butterfly wings in the colors of the institutions involved, and represents the butterfly effect that a small town in Colombia is beginning to have on the world. The National Police have begun to take better control of registering people and vehicles. They have also initiated a communications strategy for the project. One of the most urgent needs in the region is a dairy processing center. An analysis was conducted in this phase to determine what was required to make the center viable and affordable for the community. However, after looking at how the growing problem has not only caused economic losses but the deaths of dozens of farmers, employees, soldiers and police, government institutions decided to take action on the issue and draft the Strategic Recovery and Consolidation Plan for Panamá de Arauca. One of the most urgent needs in the region is a dairy processing center. An analysis was conducted in this phase to determine what was required to make the center viable and affordable for the community. Panamá de Arauca is a town in the municipality of Arauquita, in the department of Arauca in eastern Colombia, on the border with neighboring Venezuela. This town has traditionally been a vital economic center for Orinoco regional development (as this area of the country is known) because its vast plains hide large oil fields that have contributed significantly to Colombia’s economy. Unfortunately, it is not only the government and major national and international companies that have established a presence in this strategically and economically important area of Colombia. In addition, the underground riches have attracted guerrillas and terrorist groups, who intend to stem the growth of the region, one way or another. However, after looking at how the growing problem has not only caused economic losses but the deaths of dozens of farmers, employees, soldiers and police, government institutions decided to take action on the issue and draft the Strategic Recovery and Consolidation Plan for Panamá de Arauca. Once the goals of these last two phases have been fully met, the families of Panamá de Arauca should notice an evident increase in their resources, and incidents against the economy will surely be reduced nearly to zero. Interestingly, the riches of this area have led outlaw groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) to establish criminal alliances in order to intimidate civilians and companies interested in developing the region. This threatens to jeopardize the government’s institutions and absolute control over the area. The new closeness with the community in addition to the Defense Ministry’s faithful commitment to safety, have achieved strategic results from the production and transport of crude oil. Incidents and attacks on convoys have been reduced by 65%, and the community began to report attacks. Such reports in the past were minimal to non-existent. By Dialogo November 12, 2014 Phase 0 and/or the preliminary phase – one of the most difficult – required pairing institutions to work together, and engaging them in the economy and in society. This phase started in 2013. They created an action plan to build a stronger police presence and enact a permanent budget for development in the area. This was an important step because the community began to recognize the project and participants. They also began to feel the benefits from the program. For example, the Pedro Nel Jiménez school was remodeled to serve not only the students, but the community as well. The school will be used to hold meetings and healthcare-related activities. As a region consisting primarily of plains, Panamá de Arauca boasts livestock and dairy activities. This provided the participants with an opportunity for community support by providing equipment and improving livestock facilities, an important source of income for thousands of people in Arauquita. In 2012 and 2013, the Panamá de Arauca region faced kidnappings, extortion, and attacks on vehicles and employees in the public and private sectors. The criminal alliances worked to turn this area into a strategic corridor in their plan to weaken the Colombian government. This was an important step because the community began to recognize the project and participants. They also began to feel the benefits from the program. For example, the Pedro Nel Jiménez school was remodeled to serve not only the students, but the community as well. The school will be used to hold meetings and healthcare-related activities. In short, this consolidation plan is a great example of how a well-led project allows the government, law enforcement, private enterprise and the community to reclaim their legitimacy in a territory that should never have been at the mercy of criminals. Interestingly, the riches of this area have led outlaw groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) to establish criminal alliances in order to intimidate civilians and companies interested in developing the region. This threatens to jeopardize the government’s institutions and absolute control over the area. In short, this consolidation plan is a great example of how a well-led project allows the government, law enforcement, private enterprise and the community to reclaim their legitimacy in a territory that should never have been at the mercy of criminals. Too bad the author of this article, General (retired) Gonzales Villamil does not remember the famous Eduardo of the ELN with whom he communicated and other things… Currently, the two final phases to consolidate the state’s presence and operations in Panamá de Arauca are being implemented. The National Learning Service (SENA), the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF) and the Colombian Institute of Sports (Coldeportes) have joined the institutions already involved. Once the goals of these last two phases have been fully met, the families of Panamá de Arauca should notice an evident increase in their resources, and incidents against the economy will surely be reduced nearly to zero. The Plan consists of four phases to integrate entities of the Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol, the National Defense Ministry’s Advisory Campaign Group (GAC), the Armed Forces General Command, the National Army, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Administrative Unit for Territorial Consolidation (UACT), the municipal government of Arauca, the municipal government of Arauquita, and private enterprises. The participants realized that an interagency commitment would be essential to resolve the crisis. last_img read more

Exciting! 10 January transfer deals that really could happen

first_img 7. Fulham’s Moussa Dembele to join Manchester United? – Over the past few weeks, the 19-year-old has been heavily linked with the Red Devils and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the highly-rated teenager does make the move to Old Trafford in the winter window. Fulham would be wise to cash in should a big offer come in. 6. Tottenham Hotspur to sign Saido Berahino despite summer fallout? – Spurs and West Bromwich Albion’s relationship is tense after the former’s pursuit of the England Under-21 international in the summer but, ultimately, money talks. If Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to land the striker, then a sizeable bid could do the job. 2. Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho to complete move to Arsenal? – With Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin injured, the Gunners need cover in midfield and Carvalho, a long-term target for Arsene Wenger, could be the perfect solution. 10 10 3. Andros Townsend to swap Tottenham Hotspur for Newcastle United? – The England international will be looking to leave White Hart Lane, particularly with Euro 2016 coming up, and the Magpies are said to be leading the chase for his signature. 10 10 10 10 5. Loic Remy to end Chelsea misery? – There would surely be no Blues supporter begrudging Remy if he chose to move on from Stamford Bridge next month, with his playing time unlikely to increase. It’s uncertain where the Frenchman might go, but there could be plenty of interest. 1. Chelsea to finally sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann? – This rumour stretches back to the summer, but with their league form so poor, Jose Mourinho could persuade Roman Abramovich to, at last, cough up the cash for the in-demand France international. 10 With the winter window just weeks away, rumour after rumour is circulating in the news, but what deals could really happen within the next month and a half?Will Arsenal replace injured midfield pair Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin? Will Chelsea strengthen their underperforming squad?talkSPORT has listed 10 transfers that we could be confirming in January (fingers crossed).Click the yellow arrow above, right, to discover the imminent deals. 10 10 8. Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes to join a Premier League rival? – The former Barcelona goalkeeper is expected to finally leave Old Trafford in January, and reports suggest he is keen on staying put in England’s top flight. However, the Spaniard will surely take whatever offer comes his way if it means escaping the ruthless Louis van Gaal. 4. Liverpool to replace injured Mamadou Sakho with Nevan Subotic? – A current Borussia Dortmund player that Klopp is allegedly interested in is Subotic. Mamadou Sakho is out of action until the beginning of next year, and the German manager may therefore be targeting cover in this position. 10. PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a short-term contract with Chelsea? – Samuel Eto’o did it, so why can’t Zlatan? Jose Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have an excellent relationship, and with Chelsea’s struggles and the striker continuing to deliver the goods for Paris Saint-Germain, despite being 34, he could be a superb short-term signing for the Blues. Chelsea fans can dream, at least! 10 9. Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy to leave north London? – The France international is another worried about missing out on Euro 2016, and the defender himself has admitted that he could be forced to leave the Emirates should he receive no assurances from Arsene Wenger over his playing time. He has hinted that he could join a Premier League rival or, failing that, return to Ligue 1. last_img read more