Colleen Duggan is the Program Leader of the Governance and Justice Program at the International Development Research Centre. She has recently returned to IDRC,  after successfully completing a two year assignment as the Deputy-Director of Management with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' largest global field operation in Bogota, Colombia. She has 25 years of expertise with international organizations in strategic programming, planning, evaluation and donor relationship management in the areas of human rights and the rule of law in conflict-affected countries. Before joining IDRC, she worked for more than a decade with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the United Nations Development Programme in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, and New York. She holds a Master’s in international human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex (UK) and a graduate degree in international development and economic cooperation from the University of Ottawa (Canada).


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