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Maria Lucia Uribe


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Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe Torres is the Executive Director of Arigatou International Geneva. She heads the strategic implementation and expansion of the Ethics Education for Children Initiative as an International Knowledge and Action Hub, with partners in more than 30 countries, providing expertise and technical support to global and grassroots organizations. Before this appointment, Maria Lucia was Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator for Education and Fragility for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). She served earlier for five years as Program Officer for Arigatou International. She is currently the convener of the International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence, launched in 2018 by Arigatou International. She serves on the Steering Group of the International Partnership for Religion and Development – PaRD and is the Co-convener of the Working Group on Children and Violence of Child Rights Connect. Maria Lucia holds a Master in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, with a specialization in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Finance. She is a national of Colombia.