Rocío Gutiérrez Cely is a psychologist and holds a Master in Mental Health. She has over 20 years of experience in psychological attention to former combatants as well as experience in the implementation of public policies addressing peacebuilding, DDR, urban violence, gangs and social justice at national and local level. Moreover she is an expert in youth, crime and violence prevention.
She is currently the Secretary for Peace and Civic Culture of Santiago de Cali Municipality, where she is responsible for designing and implementing policies, programs and projects for the prevention of urban violence, the promotion and protection of human rights and the promotion of a culture of peace and reconciliation in Cali. She does all this with the support of cooperation partners at local, national and international level.