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Director, Latin America and the Caribbean Christina Schultz

Christina Schultz has more than 20 years of experience in democracy and governance programming in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. Her experience ranges from demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants in Angola to improving public service delivery and resiliency in post-conflict zones in Colombia and addressing food insecurity in Syria. As a director in the Latin America and the Caribbean Division, Christina currently manages the USAID Colombia Human Rights Activity and the USAID Mexico Human Rights Public Policy Activity. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in international economics.

by Christina Schultz

Stop, Look, and Listen! Preventing Recruitment of Youth into Illicit Activities in Southern Colombia

This post originally appeared on Harvard’s Center for International Development’s Building State Capability program’s blog. The authors successfully completed the 15-week Practice of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation online course. This is their story. As development practitioners, we tend to rush in with solutions to deal with complex problems. We impose so-called best practices without digging…

Taking Those First Steps into Citizen Security Programming

In response to increasing security challenges worldwide, the international donor community is placing greater emphasis on citizen security programming. Citizen security can be defined as “the process of establishing, strengthening and protecting democratic civic order, eliminating threats of violence in a population and allowing for safe and peaceful coexistence.” As one example, the U.S. government strategy for…