Chief of Party, USAID/Colombia
Laura Zambrano currently serves as USAID/Colombia’s Chief of Party for the $19 million Migrant Human Rights Activity, a program which incorporates TWP principles to carry out “place based,” contextualized interventions aimed at addressing the human rights vulnerabilities of migrant and host communities. Among other features, this approach is facilitated through ongoing APEA, regular municipal scanning, and various mechanisms for adaptive programming and rapid response. Laura previously served as the Chief of Party for USAID/Mexico’s Human Rights Public Policy Activity, where she focused on prevention and response to forced disappearance and torture. She also served as Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID/Colombia Human Rights Activity (HRA). She received her B.A. in political science from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and she holds an M.A. in international development from Duke University.