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Pablo Carvajal

Facilitator

Pablo Carvajal, with fifteen years’ experience in project design and implementation of education, communication, and research strategies to strength social participation and conflict transformation. He has administered projects in rural and urban areas promoting social inclusion for women, youth, African Americans, and immigrants and served as a lead trainer with social groups at the local and national level and with nonprofit and governmental organizations at the international level. Mr. Carvajal has managed projects regarding restorative justice, alternative methods for conflict resolution, human rights, gender violence, environmental conservation, and HIV prevention.

EXPERIENCE

Bilingual Case Coordinator, LONGMONT COMMUNITY JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP, Longmont, CO: October 2010 – February 2012

Develop and evaluate restorative justice models for victims, offenders, police officers, and community members. Coordinate efforts of community volunteers and police officers. Design and facilitate training for police officers and volunteers. Collect and analyze data to monitor the impact of restorative program objectives.

Co-founder, ASOCIACIÓN DE PROFESIONALES DE LAS CIENCIAS SOCIALES “EL COLECTIVO” Bogotá, Colombia: May 2000 – December 2010

Involved in all day-to-day operations of El Colectivo, helping community groups in Colombia advance social communication, educational projects, and conflict-resolution activities. Created training and dialogues between individuals, government entities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to promote the advancement of human rights and environmental conservation.

Co-founder/Project Coordinator, ASOCIACIÓN EL COLECTIVO, Mayor’s Office, Locality of Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia: November 2009 – July 2010

Facilitated communications between LGBT-sector organizations, governmental institutions, and international organizations to promote the district’s public policy recognizing the rights of LGBT people. Designed, implemented, and managed a social media campaign to promote the policy aimed at preventing discrimination of LGBT community groups in Chapinero.

Program Coordinator, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT (MSD), Washington, D.C., and Mexico City, Mexico: July 2007 – September 2009

Developed an educational program to train stakeholders on restorative justice supporting Mexican justice-system reforms. Researched restorative justice structure, mediation, and conciliation procedures, and culture-appropriate curricula on conflict resolution. Facilitated training for judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and NGOs on revised state justice reform laws. Produced communication tools on alternative ways to solve conflicts. Designed and implemented a monitoring and evaluation plan according to USAID guidelines. Led design team efforts in response to RFPs and provided oversight on contracts and grants.

Consultant on Conflict Resolution, PAN-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (PADF) Washington, D.C., and Bogotá, Colombia: January 2008 – February 2008

Created a methodological conflict-resolution program to improve the relationship between the state and black communities in the pacific coast of Colombia. The program took into account the issues of identity, gender, conflict resolution, community development, environmental conservation, and peace circles.

Project Coordinator, ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS), Washington, D.C.: January – May 2007

Assisted in the oversight of a USAID-funded project to strengthen the coexistence between Colombia’s paramilitary’s ex-combatants and their new communities. Conducted research on the paramilitary demobilization process in Colombia, including the concept of implementing restorative justice.

Mediator/Organizer, LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN WORKING GROUP, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Woodbridge, VA: December 2006 – April 2007

Coordinated the interlocution with parties involved in immigration issues within the state of Virginia. Organized an inaugural event to discuss the issues and opportunities that overwhelm immigrants and the communities in which they live. Provided mediation services between immigrant groups and organizations that oppose U.S. immigration policies. Project was showcased by GMU as an example of the university’s involvement with its community.

Project Manager, U.S. OFFICE ON COLOMBIA (USOC), Washington, D.C.: February – August 2006

Designed and implemented a research project to monitor the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) process with paramilitary groups in Colombia (law 975). Interviewed victims and representatives of academia in the United States and Colombia. Developed print communication pieces to accompany the presentation of research results to the U.S. Congress, the State Department, and universities.

Project Director , ASOCIACIÓN AMIGOS DE LA CANDELARIA, Bogotá, Colombia: May 2002 – December 2002

Created and managed a project that strengthened the fraternity in public spaces of historical significance in Bogotá. Since inception, the project has grown from an annual budget of $300 to $200K. Carried out and design training to get local organizations involved on building their own proposal geared to promote coexistence and environmental conservation.

Advisor, CORPORACIÓN REGIÓN, Departamento Administrativo de Acción Comunal, Bogotá, Colombia: August 2002 – November 2002

Provided consultation and research services for a public-policy workshop titled “Desirable Future Scenarios for the Young Inhabitants of Bogotá” to be held in the capital district. Implemented training to build local proposals to be implemented at the city level government 4th years plan.

Project Coordinator, GTZ GERMAN COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT, Asociación El Colectivo, Neiva Huila, Colombia: May 2002 – October 2002

Coordinated the “Communication for Coexistence” project, which focused on the contribution of neighbors’ positive relationships. The project advocated for international humanitarian rights, with emphasis on gender empowerment and the use of radio as a conflict-solving tool. Facilitating training with youth to enhance their capacity to produce radio programs and respect for human rights messages.

Project Coordinator, MINISTERIO DE SALUD DE COLOMBIA ASOCIACIÓN EL COLECTIVO, Bogota, Colombia : January 2002 – July 2002

Coordinated an educational mass-media campaign, “If You Protect Yourself, AIDS Won’t Pass,” focused on HIV prevention. The campaign promoted dialogue and enhanced the presence of excluded and affected communities.

Project Coordinator, DEFENSORÍA DEL ESPACIO PÚBLICO, Bogotá, Colombia: August 2001 – February 2002

Designed and supervised the implementation of a project for training citizens to execute conservation practices in Bogotá’s public spaces. Published the findings in newsletters and other documents about community members’ perception of public spaces in Bogotá.

Project Coordinator, JARDÍN BOTÁNICO DE BOGOTÁ, Jose Celestíno Mutis Bogotá, Colombia: October 1998 – January 2001

Developed, monitored, and evaluated a pedagogical strategy to preserve biodiversity in the capital district. With the input from social organizations, designed projects with plants and trees to beautify spaces perceived as dangerous and dirty. Carried out an education campaign for a tree adoption program including training with youth and adults involved on city projects.

Advisor, GOBERNACIÓN DE CUNDINAMARCA, Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Bogotá, Colombia. November 2000 – March 2001

Designed a social communication strategy to facilitate the development of policies on behalf of women, disabled persons, and elderly groups in the Cundinamarca Department.

EDUCATION and TRAINING

Certified Victim Assistance Trainer,  U.S. Department of Justice, August 2011

Certified Victims Advocate, Longmont Police Department, Longmont, CO: April 2011

Master of Conflict Analysis and Resolution,  Specialization in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Processes, George Mason University, Arlington, VA: May 2007

Bachelor of Social Communications, Concentration in Media Analysis, Universidad INNCA de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, August 1996