Partners: United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); The University of Queensland, Business School
Impact: This chapter makes a strong contribution to SDG 16 as it examines the role of women and livelihood options in fostering sustainable peace. Research was conducted in rural communities in the vicinity of Risaralda, Colombia, a resource-rich region. The results obtained are important as they provide insights into the heterogeneous composition of communities, particularly women and their identities, which explains contrasting perceptions toward project development. Secondly, outcomes entail a practical dimension which suggests that in the process of assessment, development and management of resources, differences related to community identity, religion and context-based factors must be recognized and taken into account to foster sustainable peace and overall regional sustainability.