WALTER COTTE WITINGAN , National Executive Director of Colombian Red Cross, Colombia

Mr. Cotte has remained nearly forty years at the service of the Colombian Red Cross, 17 of them as a volunteer, the rest as part of the management team, where he has occupy different positions such as Director of National Disaster Relief Operations, and many other relevant posts, being the recent one the National Executive Director of Colombian Red Cross.
He has been delegated to many international missions and has been in charge of disaster risk reduction activities and projects in more than 30 countries around the globe.  He has been Chief of operation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Asia and the Pacific. He is also a founding member of UNDAC (United Nations Assessment and Coordination) group at the United Nations and has been a consultant and founding member of the United Nations INSARAG (International Search and rescue Advisory Group).


His experience is very well recognized at international level by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent of Societies, being currently a Vice president of the Consultative Management advisory Group of Disasters and Crisis of this organization.