Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines
The Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines (Campaña Colombiana Contra Minas, CCCM) is a social development organization that works in rural communities affected by conflict by carrying out the following activities: Landmine risk education, providing assistance and resources to victims of landmines and related violence, non technical studies to assess communities at risk of landmines and unexploded ordinances of war, and the clearance and destruction of these artifacts.
Additionally, upon clearing a community of landmines, we facilitate the process of transitioning this land back to a productive agricultural state and improving access to schools, social services, and safe routes, connecting historically isolated areas of Colombia to regional and global markets.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Data and maps are at the center of everything we do. We map communities that have never been mapped before. Much of the data we collect in the field does not yet exist anywhere else. This data is a powerful resource that allows us to advocate on behalf of, and together with, rural communities.
The Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines represents employment opportunities for members of these communities who receive training and accreditation from our team. The results of landmine clearance creates new opportunities for income generation, with gender equality as a core value. Sustainable development cannot take place where swaths of land are contaminated with landmines and other deadly remnants of war - thus limiting mobility, land use, and access to crucial social services. In many parts of post-conflict Colombia, clearing landmines is the first step to creating a new path towards justice, peace, reconciliation and the social and economic development that is achieved as a result.