Colombia: Scaling Up Interventions to Prevent Violence Against Children 

The ISC, in collaboration with Maestral International, helped the Government of Colombia’s Instituto Colombiano para Bienestar Familial (ICBF) develop a National Action Plan (NAP) to identify and fill key programming gaps. In addition, ICBF and University of Edinburgh’s End Violence Lab implemented an INSPIRE Coordination Course in 2021. Administered to over 150 participants, the course aimed to strengthen capacity among a multisectoral group of government and civil society representatives to refine and implement Colombia’s NAP, including translation of the plan to sub-national departments.

Concurrently, ISC and partners conceptualized a case study to document key program response processes and to explore the introduction and scale-up of priority interventions for addressing violence against children in Colombia. The collaborative facilitated cross-coordination among key stakeholders, leveraging synergies (i.e., aligned interests and actions) and complementing each other’s response to violence against children. 

How The Partners Achieved Cross-Coordination