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Vice Chairperson | Colombia
Diana Barco has been dedicated to sexual and reproductive health work at the national and international levels for the last fifteen years. Concerned with the high rates of teen pregnancy in her country, she became a member of Profamilia Colombia's Assembly in 2001 and has served on its Board of Directors since 2003, promoting youth-friendly services, youth participation, and the defense of sexual and reproductive rights.
In 2004, Ms. Barco participated in the IPPF/WHR volunteer committee that developed the framework for strengthening the strategic focus areas among Member Associations. She also gave a lecture on the importance of family planning at the first Women Deliver conference in 2008.
Ms. Barco has been a member of the IPPF/WHR Board of Directors since 2005 and has served on the Awards Committee, the Women’s Committee on Gender Rights and Sexuality, the Membership Committee, and the Resource Mobilization Committee. She also founded the Committee of the Future Young Spokespersons, has been a delegate for IPPF’s Governing Council twice, and is currently the Chair of the Committee on Policy and Performance: Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Ms. Barco holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University. She is a founding member and Vice President of the Rogelio Salmona Foundation and a co-curator of the Audi Urban Future Initiative research project about mobility in Bogota, Colombia.