The U.S. Agency for International Development Land and Rural Development Program (LRDP), implemented by Tetra Tech, conducted a youth empowerment and outreach activity called “Tu Tierra, Mi Tierra, Nuestro Territorio.” The activity fostered ethnic pride; taught youth in conflict-affected areas of Colombia about land rights, collective territories, and land restitution; and empowered youth to express themselves peacefully through hip-hop. Youth co-wrote and produced music about their experiences with conflict, displacement, and violence and their hopes for peace and reconciliation in their communities. These activities cultivated a cohort of 75 young leaders who will disseminate land-rights concepts and advocate on behalf of their communities. 

View three videos put together by the young leaders in the video playlist above.

Learn more about Tetra Tech’s work on LRDP here.