Patricio Provitina

Senior Program Director

I manage U.S.-government funded programs while also contributing my expertise about Latin America and media programming to ICFJ’s global initiatives. I joined the organization because I believe that journalists and independent media outlets are critical to holding those in power accountable. As the number of populist and authoritarian leaders grows, investigative journalists producing factual and hard-hitting stories are vital to protecting democracy everywhere. I am also excited to work with entrepreneurial journalists who are using innovative storytelling to reach new audiences and chronicle the untold stories of vulnerable communities around the world.

My background: As a global affairs and Latin America expert, I provide unique insight into how political, social and economic developments impact international development programs around the world. In addition, I have extensive experience in Latin America designing country portfolio strategies for international donors, evaluating proposals, and developing and implementing programs. I have also traveled to remote field locations, and trained and mentored grantees on how to improve data collection, narrative reporting and documenting the impact of projects.

Prior to joining ICFJ, I worked as a program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), where I specialized in how new technology impacts democracy, media ecosystems and journalists in Latin America. As a result, I specialize in working with journalists and civil society actors from authoritarian and closed society environments. I hold a master’s degree in global policy studies from the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Policy, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Virginia.

Ask me about: Latin America, democracy and human rights, music and culinary interests

My Pronouns: He/Him

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