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María del Pilar Barbosa

María del Pilar Barbosa is an Associate at the Institute for Integrated Transitions based in the Bogotá office.

Before joining IFIT, María del Pilar was the coordinator of the non-repetition section of the Colombian Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence, and Non-repetition. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of Participation of the Territorial Renewal Agency (ART) from where she led the methodological design and implementation of the participatory process of the Development Programmes with a Territorial-Based Focus (PDET).

She was also part of the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace as a Thematic Advisor for the peace talks with the FARC. In that role, she supported the elaboration of technical inputs for the delegates of the national government. María del Pilar was also part of the team responsible for the zones and points of transition and normalisation. This team worked on the process of disarmament and transition to civilian life for ex-combatants (ZVTN and PTN).

María del Pilar is an economist from La Salle University, a specialist in government and public policy, and has a master’s degree in development studies from the Universidad de Los Andes.

Working languages: Spanish