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Juliana Betancourt

UChicago Obama Scholars 2018-2019


Former Regional Liaison - Reintegration and Recruitment Prevention Program, USAID / International Organization for Migration (UN - IOM)





Juliana is the former Regional Liaison for the Reintegration and Recruitment Prevention program, for the International Organization for Migration (UN - IOM). She designs, monitors, and implements programs that support local governments and mobilizes resources for initiatives targeting vulnerable groups, especially ex-combatants and children, that are at risk of forced recruitment in Meta, a region with more than 200,000 victims of the armed conflict. Her work in ex-combatant reintegration and peacebuilding has impacted more than 4,000 individuals from armed groups and their communities.