20 Oct 2022
Construyendo comunidades seguras y resilientes
Cities & Illicit Economies, Latinoamérica y el Caribe, Programa Somos Comunidad, Resilience Fund, CAM-Obs
Head of Colombia Programmes, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Felipe Joined the Global Initiative in 2021 as Coordinator for Colombia, implementing strategies to strengthen community resilience against organized crime and crime prevention, supporting different areas of the Resilience Fund, and looking to expand the GI-TOC presence across the country and the region. He has extensive academic and professional experience in peace building, DDR, Human Rights, citizen security, and civic participation.
Within his professional career, Felipe was appointed Undersecretary of Human Rights and Peacebuilding of Cali- Colombia, implementing the city’s public policy on Human Rights, supporting the implementation of Colombia´s peace agreement, and developing comprehensive approaches to urban violence prevention. He also served as regional coordinator for the implementation of the Full School Day Program at the Ministry of Education, specifically in the prevention of forced recruitment. Likewise, Felipe worked as an advisor to the Vice Ministry of Interior in the area of Human Rights, focusing on ethnic groups and Human Rights Defenders. Felipe´s first work experience was at the Colombian Agency for Reintegration –ACR–, monitoring the implementation of the public policy for the reintegration of ex-combatants.
Felipe holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy with an emphasis on Governance and Development, from the International Institute of Social Studies, in the Netherlands, and the University of York, in England, where he arrived as a fellow of the Erasmus Mundus program, and a Political Scientist degree from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.
Chairman, International IP Crime Investigators College / Director & Founder, Ellis & Associates Ltd
Director, New Challenges & Threats Study Center, Vladivostok, Russia
Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
Lecturer in Criminology, University College Cork
Delegate Africa Great Lakes Region, UNIREF (University for Refugees)
Environmental Law Advisor
Project Coordinator, SWAIMS project, Human Dynamics
Journalist, Pie de Página
President & CEO, Strategic Applications, LLC
Research, campaigns and strategy consultant on natural resource governance, business and human rights, environment
Assistant Commissioner (Retired), Ireland's National Police
Global Chief Government Industry Scientist, Huawei Technologies