FSC Indigenous Foundation


Katherine Coronado Mejia

IPARD Program Lead Indigenous Women and Girls Economic Empowerment (I-WEE)

Katherine is an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in international affairs, development, and emergency sectors for about 10 years, focusing on Gender equality, Indigenous Peoples empowerment, peace building, food security and migration and human trafficking. She has led projects with excellent results in United Nations agencies such as IOM, WFP and UNFPA, as well as worked in the promotion of human rights with the Ombudsman’s Office in Colombia. Her experience has not only been limited within the different territories of Colombia, but she has also worked in Bolivia and currently in Guatemala and Honduras.

She holds a Master’s degree on Regional Development Planning, from the universities of TU Dortmund in Germany and the University of Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, as a scholarship awardee of DAAD and Carlos Schmid Program. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Government and International Relations from Externado University in Colombia.

Currently, she is leading the Indigenous Women and Girls Economic Empowerment Initiative (I-WEE) of the IPARD Program in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.