Meet the TRACK4TIP Team
UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smugling Section HTMSS - Vienna Austria
Panagiotis Papadimitriou - HTMSS - Technical Cooperation Team Leader
Panagiotis has joined the Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling Section at UNODC headquarters in January 2015. He is responsible for the coordination of all technical cooperation activities of the Section in the framework of the Global Programmes against Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants. In this role he oversees the implementation of TRACK4TIP. Takis has led the implementation of major projects on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling and has developed and implemented a large number of legislative assistance and capacity building activities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia (Algeria, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Malawi, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Tunisia). He has been a part of United Nations Secretariat since 2008, and has also worked for the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of UNODC and as an Investigator in the Office of Internal Oversight Services. Before joining the United Nations, Takis worked for 7 years as Legal Officer of the Greek Refugee Council, a non-governmental organization in Athens, Greece, which provides legal and social assistance to asylum seekers and refugees.
Carlos Pérez - HTMSS - Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean
Carlos is a lawyer from Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga UNAB in Colombia, with Postgraduate studies in Criminal Law and a Master’s degree in international law and Human Rights from the UN mandated University for Peace UPEACE in Costa Rica. He also did studies in gender and transitional justice at Universidad Del Rosario in Colombia and he has been trained in International Systems of Human Rights Protection at the Washington College of Law WCL at American University and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights IACHR in Washington D.C. In his professional career, he has worked as a consultant for non-governmental organizations on issues of forced displacement, women's human rights, and child protection. Before joining the United Nations, he served as Legal Advisor at the Human Rights Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia. In 2008, he was appointed Coordinator of the Project Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Colombia, where he assisted the National Government in the implementation of international standards and public policy against trafficking in persons. Between 2017 and 2018 he served as National Officer of the Global Programme of Action against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants GLOACT in Colombia and in late 2018 he joined the Human Trafficking and Migrants Smuggling Section of UNODC at the headquarters in Vienna, Austria, where he is now responsible for accompanying the implementation of projects against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling for Latin America including the regional initiative TRACK4TIP - Transforming Alerts into criminal justice responses to combat trafficking in persons among migration flows within 8 countries in South America and the Caribbean.
Giorgina Alfonso - HTMSS - Associate Programme Officer
Program Associate (monitoring and evaluation) Giorgina works on program development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of UNODC's Global Programs against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling since 2017. Before joining UNODC, she worked at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, at an NGO providing assistance to victims of trafficking in Peru and in the private sector in the United States and Uruguay. Giorgina has a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Barcelona and a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Bucknell University in the United States and John Cabot University in Italy. She has specialized and holds diplomas in public international law (The Hague Academy of International Law), international cooperation (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and human rights (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.
UNODC Field Offices
Lourdes Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio - National Project Officer - Panama
Coordinator of the TRACK4TIP project, Caribbean section: Transforming Alerts into Criminal Justice Responses to Combat Trafficking in Persons within Migratory Flows", covering Curaçao, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic, legal advisor to the PANW02 Project, for the Construction of the Shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Persons in Panama, financed by the Ministry of Public Security of Panama. She has a law Degree with Specialization in Criminal Law from the Pan-American University of Mexico, with Diplomas in Criminalistics and Gender and Public Policy and studies on the International Criminal System, Criminology, Human Rights, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling.
Lissette Antonieta Reyes - National Project Officer - Dominican Republic
Ms. Reyes works as the TRACK4TIP Project Coordinator for the Dominican Republic: “Transforming Alerts into Criminal Justice Responses to Combat Trafficking in Persons within migratory streams”, assisting the UNODC Regional Coordinator and the Caribbean Team. Lissette has worked as a project manager of community and international development projects and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science with a focus in international development. Ms. Reyes served the U.S. Department of State in the Dominican Republic as a consular liaison and then as a fraud prevention analyst for five years, specifically working with outreach campaigns against illegal migration, capacity building, fraud detection and prevention practices. She’s also had experience with public policy design and analysis and has worked as an independent consultant for communication, project operations and provision of technical assistance for local government.
Gilberto Zuleta Ibarra - National Project Officer - Colombia
National Project Officer in Colombia. Lawyer specialized in administrative law, and in public policies and gender, Master´s degree in human rights and democratization, an international accreditation in criminal profiling of sexual crimes, and has advanced studies in International Relations. Since 2014 he has been an advisor for the investigation and criminal prosecution of the crime of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in UNODC Colombia, where he has provided technical assistance to national authorities, and to authorities in Brazil, Bolivia, Jordan and Peru, together with the offices of those countries. Before joining UNODC he worked in the promotion and defense of human rights from the public sector and academia with special emphasis on children and adolescents, and a gender approach. Since 2018, he has been coordinating the team for the Fight against Human Trafficking and Migrant Trafficking in the Colombia Office.
Paulina Rivadeneira Naranjo - National Project Officer - Ecuador
Coordinator in charge of the agenda on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Ecuador She has studies in Social Communication. She has worked as a journalist in the main communication media of her country, especially in print and television. She has worked as an advisor to the National Electoral Council of her country where she managed projects aimed at the most vulnerable population: prisoners, LGBTIQ population, peoples and nationalities, and the elderly.
Walter Hoflich - National Project Officer - Peru
Responsible for the Criminal Justice Area, in charge of coordinating projects such as Strengthening the capacity to combat human trafficking in the sub-Andean region of Peru and Ecuador, member of the editorial team of the studies on the state of human trafficking in Peru and Ecuador and has promoted the Commissions for the strengthening of the law against human trafficking in Peru and the criminalization of its forms of exploitation, and has been part of the commissions for the elaboration of plans and policies against human trafficking and migrant smuggling, among others. He is a lawyer with a Master's degree in criminal law. He has served: as Advisor to the High Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of Peru, assuming the Technical Secretariat of the Commission for the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime including its protocol against trafficking in persons in Peru; Director of the Institute of Criminal and Penitentiary Research of the National Penitentiary Institute; President of the Meeting of Experts of the American States for the elaboration of Recommendations for the Recovery of Assets of the OAS.
Daya Hayakawa - National Project Officer - Brazil
Currently project officer at UNODC Brazil, responsible to implement actions in the field of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. She is a lawyer and holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Strasbourg, France. She has extensive experience in technical cooperation projects, in particular in the areas of migration and trafficking in persons. For the past 14 years, she has provided processes and policy analysis to national governments and international organizations, acting both in the field and headquarters (Africa, Latin America and Brussels).
Juan Bautista Rangel Rangel Barranco - Panama
Independent consultant, communications assistant for the Global Program against Trafficking in Persons in Panama for the Track4Tip project. Degree in audiovisual communication, Master in corporate communication and digital marketing. With more than 8 years of experience in media, private sector and non profit organizations, as a creative, public relations and communicator.
UNODC Administrative Support
Kathryne García - Panama
Project Assistant for TRACK4TIP, in charge of managing accounts, preparing internal and donor financial reports, managing purchases, contracting and everything required for implementation. She has studies in Accounting, Banking and Finance. She has 3 years of experience working for the United Nations System in Panama, she previously I worked in the UNDP for the Governance cluster.
Julián Camilo Quinche Yaya - Colombia
Project Assistant for the program to Combat Trafficking in persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Colombia. Julian has professional background in administrative and financial and extensive experience in events management. He is currently completing his professional studies in Psychology.
Yris Lorena Gordillo Bardalez - Peru
Administrative and financial assistant at UNODC since 2013. Professional in Administration, finance and logistics with knowledge and advanced management of ERP Enterprise Resource Planning systems, with 14 years of experience in positions in the areas of administration, finance and logistics in different UN agencies based in Peru such as UNICEF, OIT and PNUD
Gabriel Dinis - Brazil
Trainee in the sector of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling at UNODC Brazil. Gabriel has a Law Degree from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil, with experience in International Law in humanitarian and human rights issues. He is certified in International Affairs and Strategy by Sciences Po Paris (exchange).