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Katherin Alfonso

Colombia Communications Consultant

Katherin Alfonso

Colombia Communications Consultant

Katherin Alfonso is a communications and advocacy consultant with Global Financial Integrity. She is currently the liaison officer in Colombia around external communications, public affairs and advocacy of GFI’s issues of interest with civil society, partners, government institutions and politicians.

Prior to joining GFI, Ms. Alfonso was head of communications at the Jesuit Refugee Service in Colombia, an international NGO which works tackling humanitarian issues of migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. There she led the C4D strategies and campaigns for different projects funded by European Union, GIZ, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration from United States (PRM), among others, to create awareness about the humanitarian issues and to use media as a tool for peacebuilding.

Ms. Alfonso has worked for more than five years as a communication strategist for different NGO’s such as Cedetrabajo (GFI partner in Colombia), farmer associations and audiovisual agencies. Also, covered rural issues and agribusiness sector as a journalist in the most important economic newspaper in Colombia “The Republic” and other relevant media in South America such as Agribusiness Magazine, America’s Agriculture, Semana and TV Agro.

Recently, she received her Master of Arts in Agriculture and Rural Development from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and is currently finishing her research about food sovereignty and agroecology in indigenous communities of rural India. She is graduated from the Pontifical Xaverian University of Colombia as Social Communicator, an earned minor in audiovisual production and is fluent in Spanish and English.