SENA and UN-Habitat are excited to launch the call for applications for the Global Urban Peace Labs programme. This is a grant program that will make an enormous contribution to the peace building process and will provide a platform for young people to develop their potential to serve as catalysts, implementer’s and partners in building a peaceful, more productive and resilient Colombia. This will be achieved not only through the reintegration of former youth combatants part of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia but also providing opportunities to SENA apprentices and the victims of the armed conflict to provide models towards contributing to peace and resilience in Colombia.

In this regard, are you a professional with great experience in or contributing to youth-led development in peace building and resilience? Are you familiar with the Colombia Peace Accord and Peace process in Colombia? Are you are professional with practical experience in entrepreneurship, value chains, ICT driven solutions, research, training, governance, art and culture as drivers of peace and resilience? Are you fluent in Spanish? Do you preferably live in Colombia?

Then, Servicio Nacional De Aprendizaje (SENA) and United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) have a great platform for you!

Please visit the Colombia Urban Youth Fund Program Description page which provides a complete description of the program and its processes.

The Colombia Urban Youth Fund Mentorship program is a unique, non-paid capacity building program for grassroots, experts and consultants to work with youth groups globally, and take youth empowerment to the next level. The programme pairs the mentors to projects, based on their interest areas and expertise to assist participating organizations to reach their full potential, and the mentors have a direct impact on meaningful projects that are aligned with the mentor’s interest areas.  

If this is the opportunity that you have been looking for, please send in your application on