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Joshua Mitrotti VenturaJoshua Mitrotti Ventura

General Director of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration

Joshua Mitrotti Ventura, political scientist, historian and specialist in journalism from the Andes University, took office on November 19, 2014, as General Director of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration.

Mitrotti has over 14 years of professional experience in the management of social, community, economic and political projects. He has worked in institutions such as the Office of the People's Advocate, the Bogotá Mayor's Office, the Ministry of Interior and Justice, and the Presidency of the Republic.

He specializes in issues such as: Citizen and Community Participation, Participatory and Results Oriented Budgeting, International Relations, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Processes, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies, among others.

Experience in Reintegration

Joshua Mitrotti worked for more than four years in the former Presidential Counselor's Office for Reintegration, initially as Coordinator of the Cooperation and Foreign Affairs Unit, where he designed and structured the adequacy of the Public Policy for Reintegration based on international standards of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR).

Later on, he managed the Community Work Unit (CWT) of the Presidential Counselor's Office for more than two years, where he led the design and implementation of the reintegration component based on communities in more than 90 municipalities of Colombia, as well as the topics related to the prevention of recruitment and use of children, adolescents and young people by illegal armed groups.

From October 2010 until the creation of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration in November 2011, was the General Manager of the Presidential Counselor's Office. At that time, Mitrotti was responsible for leading the reintegration strategy and all the mission programs, and for the structuring process of the current Colombian Agency for Reintegration.

Subsequently, he was appointed as the Programmatic Director of Reintegration where he was responsible for the formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all the policies and the Reintegration Process.

He retired from the ACR in October 2012 and served until early November 2014 as Senior Manager of Public Affairs Practice at Burson-Marsteller, a global agency of communications and public relations.