Martha-Inés Romero

Associate

Martha-Inés is a goal-oriented social development professional with a 40+ years’ experience in Latin America and the Caribbean and more in-depth in Colombia, with a focus on the internal conflict and its impacts on vulnerable communities such as indigenous and Afro-descendants, as well as those affected by gender-based violence. She has conducted many international evaluations with Scanteam and others, on development, human rights, and humanitarian programmes with gender as a cross-cutting issue.she is presently coordinating a Latin America and Caribbean programme on strengthening communities’ capacities on Active Non-Violence, Conflict Transformation and Advocacy, with an Environmental Justice Approach.

Education

  • MA (Specialist) in Development Projects: Design and Evaluationb Programmes, Escuela Superior de Administración Pública – ESAP
  • BA Languages and Literature, Colombia National University
  • Diploma in Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation and Theory of Change, Notre Dame University
  • Diploma in Design and Evaluation of Community Development Projects, Oviedo University

Fields:

  • Peacebuilding, Active Nonviolence, Restorative Justice, and Social Cohesion
  • Human rights and International Humanitarian Law in conflict and post-conflict societies
  • Gender rights and SCR 1325 Women, Peace and Security
  • Good governance and Advocacy – Citizen participation in strengthening democracy in fragile states
  • Standards: The Sphere Project, INEE -Protection and Education in Emergencies, Trauma Healing, and DRR -Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Business & Human Rights – Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice
  • Migration, Displacement, Refuge and Human Trafficking
  • Partnership and Networking -Appreciative Inquiry methodology

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portugese – Listening
  • French – reading

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