Andrés Martínez is a program manager for Religion and Inclusive Societies at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he leads the Religious and Psychosocial Support for Displaced Trauma Survivors project. This project seeks to facilitate more effective collaboration between religious actors and mental health professionals who offer support to conflict-affected communities — with a focus on displaced persons who have experienced traumatic stress.
His areas of expertise include global mental health, nonviolent movements, and gender.
Prior to joining USIP in April 2021, he was the Colombia country director at Creative Learning, where he managed local and international peacebuilding programs. Prior to that, Andrés was the program director at the International Peace & Security Institute in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for the planning and implementation of peace education programs in areas such as mediation, negotiation, resilience, and conflict transformation.
Andrés received his master’s in gender and peacebuilding from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace. He holds a graduate degree in conflict resolution and is a certified psychologist from Javeriana University.