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Patricia Henao Saavedra

Country Director, Colombia

Patricia Henao Saavedra is an industrial engineer with a master's degree in environmental sciences. As Pact's Colombia country director, she leads two U.S. Department of Labor-funded projects, one for the reduction of child labor in coal and gold artisanal and small-scale mining, and one for women's empowerment in the cut flower and unrefined sugar subsectors. With more than 15 years of experience in international development, she has held roles including M&E director for a USAID capacity building program in Afghanistan, acting chief of party, programming and planning officer, livelihoods expert, rural development expert, and gender and environmental coordinator.

Portrait of Patricia Henao, Pact country director for Colombia