Dr Carolina Cossio, Regional Representative of the International Federation of the Red Cross, attended the workshop. Dr Cossio, based in Lima, Peru, has taken the leading role in implementing the Code in several countries and has brought her expertise to the work now underway in Colombia. Also participating were Dr Ricardo García of UNAIDS and Dr Diana Peñarete of UNHCR.
Among the many Bogota-based organisations participating in the workshop were the Fundación Hope Worldwide, Fundación Tejedores de Vida, Fundación Henry Ardila, Fundación Huellas de Arte, Fundación Procrear, Fundación Milagros, Fundación Asivida and Corporación Vivir. Groups from other cities were also invited including Fundarvi from Barranquilla, María Fortaleza from Pasto, Santamaría Fundación GLBT from Cali and the Santander branch of LigaSida itself.
The Alliance began work in Colombia at the end of 2008. Alongside LigaSida (which is in the process of becoming a linking organisation), the Alliance's implementing partners are the Santamaría Fundación GLBT from Cali and the Fundación Procrear, Bogota. All are signatories of the Code of Good Practice.