Mariana Diaz Kraus
Mariana is a lawyer, political scientist and holds a Magister in Political Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes as well as a Master of Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA). Her main areas of practice 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. She also worked for 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. She also 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 boosting the International Cooperation that Colombia receives. 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.