Diana Roa-Castro is Chief of Party for DI in Colombia. Ms. Roa-Castro has over 18 years of experience working on community development and human rights policies for state institutions, the United Nations, and international and non-governmental organizations. She has a background assisting youth, women, and vulnerable populations, including war victims and people with disabilities. Most recently, she supported the development of a business strategy for Information Management and Mine Action Programs International’s Colombia program. Previously, Ms. Roa-Castro was the Project Director for Cuso International in Bogota where she developed public-private partnerships and strategies for monitoring, accountability, and learning. She has additionally served in senior positions for social impact projects in Colombia. Early in her career, she founded the Colombian Campaign Against Landmines, designing and implementing the civil society strategy that lead to the government’s treaty to ban land mines.
Ms. Roa-Castro studied at Universidad Oberta de Catalunya as a specialist in Conflictology, with an emphasis in Crisis Management and Violet Armed Conflicts, and received her B.A. from Universidad de Los Andes.