High Level Advisory Committee for Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales and Palenqueras Communities

The High Level Advisory Committee for Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales and Palenqueras Communities is an organization created within the law of recognition for the black communities in 1993 in order to follow up on the provisions of said law. Its main functions are to serve as an agency for dialogue and debate between the Communities they represent and the National Government and to contribute to the search for consensuses and agreements between these Communities and the State and to solve land problems that might affect them, in order to promote the titling and provision of land. This Commission was regulated in 1994 and later supplemented in 2008, which defines its composition, functions and the registration process of the community organizations and councils of these communities. The Commission is composed of Deputy Ministers and Directors of the Government, as well as representatives of the black communities of Antioquia, Valle, Cauca, Chocó, Nariño, Atlantic Coast and other regions of the country with black communities and with raizales such as San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
Civil Society  
Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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