Oscar Gaitan - Sustainable Leadership Fellow from Colombia
Bringing extensive experience with legal reform in Colombia to new challenges facing multi-sector collaboration in policy development
Oscar Gaitan was selected in January 2009 to participate in the Partners for Sustainable Leadership Program from Colombia. Oscar comes to the program from his most recent position as Director of the European Commission’s Justice Project, where he coordinated a national effort to support community dispute resolution mechanisms and reforms to the criminal justice system in Colombia. He is an attorney and expert in community mediation, arbitration and NGO law, and has extensive experience as a trainer and university professor. Oscar is one of the founders and the original Executive Director of the Corporación Razón Pública, and worked previously as an expert on Access to Justice issues for the Corporación Excelencia en la Justicia, and also for the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá Center for Conciliation and Arbitration. Partners is thrilled to have such an experienced professional as the director of the Partners Center in Colombia. Partners Colombia will focus initial efforts on community justice, resolution of labor issues, land conflicts and extractive industry-community relations.