contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 9: Central America as a research assistant. She assisted the work package leader with field and desk research in Nicaragua on cross-cutting themes including youth, gender, technology, and police training, and co-authored an article on community-based policing in Nicaragua.
Skarlleth Martínez Prado is a Nicaraguan independent researcher and political analyst with experience in the management and coordination of projects associated with the security and justice sector, defense, good governance, human rights and violence prevention in Latin America. She has participated in several joint research ventures with the Institute for Strategic Studies and Public Policies (IEEPP by acronyms in Spanish), Expediente Abierto and carried out research with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) about Community-Based Policing in Latin America. Her work and experience have been awarded by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs with her inclusion in the Forces of Change III book, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She is a MA graduate in Development and Governance from the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and a graduate from the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington D.C.