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Yaneth Giha Tovar

Minister of National Education


Yaneth Giha Tovar has a degree on Economics from the Universidad de los Andes, a Master’s Degree on Political Studies from the Universidad Javeriana, and a Master’s Degree on War Studies from King’s College in London.

Her 20-year professional career -15 years in the public sector and 5 in the private sector- most recently included two years as Director of Colciencias, the governing body of the national Science, Technology and Innovation System. During her tenure, she led major transformations and achievements for the country’s scientific development.

In the private sector, she served as General Director of the Leadership and Management Center (Centro de Liderazgo y Gestión), as Director of Innovation at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, and as Director for the Post-Conflict at the Ideas for Peace Foundation (Fundación Ideas para la Paz).