Class 10 (2011-2013)
Carlos Guiza Ceron, Colombia
Duke University – Master in International Development Policy
Carlos Guiza has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Javeriana University in Colombia with a specialization in International Cooperation from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota. He has special interest in quality management and human rights, and has earned multiple certificates of study in these areas. He served as coordinator of the orientation office for displaced communities in Colombia for one year, focusing on food security and enabling effective access to the services provided by the government, UN agencies, and NGOs. He then worked for the health department as a consultant on health investment plans for displaced people for two years. He spent the last five years as an income generation specialist for the Colombian government in the plains region (i.e., the eastern portion of Colombia known as the llanos), engaging in negotiations regarding land property issues and housing, and implementing Income Generation projects for displaced communities.
In his professional life, he has always been concerned about becoming a bridge that connects the needs of displaced communities with government projects and the international cooperation (e.g., agencies, NGOs). This bridge is key for creating an organized aid system that maximizes its achievement in providing displaced communities a solid basis for sustainable development.
As a Rotary World Peace Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Carlos´ main research interest is to find sustainable Income Generation proposals as a path for economic, human, and social development for conflict victims.