Yezid Campos is the Associate Director of the Shared Resources program. He is an anthropologist with more than 35 years of work and research experience in community participation, human rights, violence, and armed conflict with urban, rural, indigenous, and ethnic communities in Colombia. More recently, he has focused on relocation processes for those displaced by armed groups. Yezid also works on social issues related to artisanal, small, and large scale mining.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Anthropology and PhD studies in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University, Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the Andes University, Colombia. He also studied documentary and ethnographic film direction at The National Film and Television School, in England.
Yezid has worked with international organizations, private firms, and the public sector. He served as the Director of the Colombian Institute of Anthropology’s Research Station in the indigenous area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. He also was the Director of the Culture and Violence Observatory of Bogota. Yezid has worked as a consultant, researcher, and coordinator for the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, International Organization for Migration, Cafod, Christian Aid (England), Novib (Holland) and Cuso (Canada).