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María José Daza Bohorquez

María José is a research associate at the Institute for Integral Transitions (IFIT), based in the Bogotá office, where she leads the Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean.  

For more than 8 years, María José has worked on issues related to human rights, democracy and peacebuilding in international cooperation agencies, political foundations, and academia. Before joining IFIT, she worked with the Peace Agreement Matrix (PAM) of the Kroc Institute, where she supported the process of analysing the implementation of more than 15 peace processes around the world, including the monitoring of the implementation of the Peace Agreement in Colombia.

Prior to that, she was responsible for the Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and Humanitarian Assistance portfolio of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) in Colombia, where she supported the implementation of the transitional justice system designed by the Colombian peace agreement and assisted local NGOs providing humanitarian assistance to victims of the armed conflict and Venezuelan migrants. 

María José holds a BA in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and a master’s degree in global affairs with a specialisation in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Working languages: Spanish, English, and Portuguese

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