Martha GutierrezMartha Gutierrez has 25 years working experience in Development and International Cooperation in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences with a focus on Public Law from the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Currently, she is in charge of operations of global programs on Peace and Conflict, Displacement, Migration and Voluntary Return as well as Transitional Development Assistance and infrastructure programmes of German Development Cooperation.

Before taking up her present position, Martha Gutierrez served as GIZ Country Director in Uganda, as a team leader on decentralization policy at the Indonesian Ministry for Home Affairs and as a Governance-Advisor in various programs at GIZ Headquarters and in partner countries.

She was born in Colombia and grew up there and in the USA. She now lives in Bonn, Germany.

GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, is a German federal enterprise for international co-operation, non-for-profit and fully owned by the German federal government, who is its largest client. GIZ also receives commissions from private sector and international clients, such as the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide.