T @maridiazkraus

Lawyer, Political Scientist and Magister in Political Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes. Master of Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA). The main areas of practice in which she has worked are corporate social responsibility, international cooperation and legal and sociopolitical analysis for the formulation and recommendation of public policies for peacebuilding, development, conflict resolution, transitional justice and demobilization, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) programs.

During her professional career she has had the opportunity to work in different organizations in different sectors. Like the Ideas for Peace Foundation (FIP), one of the most recognized think tanks in Colombia, as a principal researcher in the area of post-conflict and peacebuilding. Continuing her work in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, upon returning her master's degree program in The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, she joined the Colombian Agency for Reintegration (ACR), today the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), as Coordinator of Private Sector and Strategic Alliances, as well as advising the Director. Her main functions were to coordinate public-private partnerships (PPPs) between the ACR and strategic allies with the aim of promoting the principle of co-responsibility, designing and implementing strategies of participation in the process of peacebuilding and post-conflict.

Coordinate partnerships with the private sector to achieve socioeconomic reintegration of ex-combatants in large companies in Colombia through inclusion in their productive chains, employability, corporate volunteering, work practices or support for reconciliation space. Promote and coordinate strategic alliances with the academic sector and the third sector in order to link them to the peace building process through support for the process of reintegration of ex-combatants. Also, she had the opportunity to work in the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, APC-Colombia as advisor to the general director and as Coordinator of strategic alliances and private sector. Her work focused on coordinating public-private partnerships for development (APPD) between APC-Colombia and strategic allies with the objective of focusing and boosting the International Cooperation that Colombia receives. Building and executing for the allies their strategy of effective participation in projects and initiatives that have international cooperation, looking for the different actors involved to have a more active and proactive role from their different sectors. Coordinate alliances with the private sector and strategic allies of the social sector and academia to ensure that their participation is effective and works towards peacebuilding, sustainable rural development and / or environmental conservation and sustainability.

Presently she is partner and Director of Partnerships and Strategy in Movilizatorio, promoting the strategic alliances necessary to achieve social transformation and support all processes with her knowledge and experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and development.

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