Felipe Botero

Coordinator for Colombia, GI-TOC He has extensive academic and professional experience in peace building, DDR, Human Rights, citizen security, and civic participation.

About this speaker

Felipe Joined the Global Initiative in 2021 as Coordinator for Colombia, implementing strategies to strengthen community resilience against organized crime and crime prevention, supporting different areas of the Resilience Fund, and looking to expand the GI-TOC presence across the country and the region.

Within his professional career, Felipe was appointed Undersecretary of Human Rights and Peacebuilding of Cali- Colombia, implementing the city’s public policy on Human Rights, supporting the implementation of Colombia´s peace agreement, and developing comprehensive approaches to urban violence prevention. He also served as regional coordinator for the implementation of the Full School Day Program at the Ministry of Education, specifically in the prevention of forced recruitment. Likewise, Felipe worked as an advisor to the Vice Ministry of Interior in the area of Human Rights, focusing on ethnic groups and Human Rights Defenders. Felipe´s first work experience was at the Colombian Agency for Reintegration –ACR–, monitoring the implementation of the public policy for the reintegration of ex-combatants.

Felipe holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy with an emphasis on Governance and Development, from the International Institute of Social Studies, in the Netherlands, and the University of York, in England, where he arrived as a fellow of the Erasmus Mundus program, and a Political Scientist degree from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.


Organized crime, mediation, and violence: Is mediation an avenue for tackling violence? Lessons learned and best practices

01 December 2021, 04:00 PM
Yvette Chesson-Wureh Benjamin Smith Juan Camilo Cock Felipe Botero Óscar Escobar

Resilience as a prevention mechanism: Colombia

13 October 2022, 02:30 PM
Alejandro Cruz Felipe Botero Ces Marianne Julie Peña Joshua Mitrotti Juan Carlos Nieto

Contract killings and its impact in civil society: Avenues for monitoring and responding

13 October 2022, 05:30 PM
Nina Kaysser Mohammed Rahman Felipe Botero Ana Paula Oliveira

At-risk youth and crime prevention: Strategies from civil society organisations

13 October 2022, 10:00 PM
Morris Andati Shapwala Yesid Perlaza Alfredo Dorea Felipe Botero Yvette Chesson-Wureh