Lina Torres



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Lina is the Director of Knowledge and Strategy of Movilizatorio and leads the processes of research and methodological development of the organization. Her passion for innovation and social impact has led her work on the design and evaluation of public policies at the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, the Department for Social Prosperity, the Victims Unit and the Economic Development Secretariat of Bogotá. She has also worked on research and monitoring projects in United Nations Agencies such as OCHA and UNICEF. In addition, Lina has worked on the creation of communication and training strategies for rural communities in Colombia and ethnic groups in Myanmar, Mesoamerica and Indonesia.

Throughout her 9 years of professional career, Lina has participated in different processes of research and project management for the construction of peace and well-being of families in extreme poverty, ethnic groups, children and adolescents and victims of the armed conflict in Colombia. Taking creativity as a transversal axis in her projects, Lina has encouraged the creation of spaces for innovation within the public sector and the creation of tools to measure, evaluate and promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

At Movilizatorio, Lina has worked on the design of projects, the development of the Avispero platform and the creation of creative content, research documents, workshops and strategies for social mobilization with partners such as Purpose, the Corona Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Swedish Cooperation Agency. Lina holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University (2017), a double undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Political Science (2009), and a Specialization in Economics from Universidad de los Andes (2015). She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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