Diego Olivera Couto
He graduated with a degree in Social Work, from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic in Uruguay.
By order of the President of the Republic, Dr. Tabare Vazquez, he was appointed Secretary General of the National Drug Board, a position he has held since July 1st, 2016.
His professional works includes the development, planning and management of public policies. In this field he has managed to bring his training in social service with the development of specific skills in academic, institutional and political field.
Between 2012 and 2016 he was the General Coordinator of the Youth Network Program Ministry of Social Development, where he participated in a development program dedicated to the care of young people who do not study, do not work and focuses on other indicators of vulnerability. He was Youth and Social vulnerability Coordinator at the National Youth Institute, which implemented policies public aimed at young people in situations of social vulnerability.
Between 2002 and 2012, he participated in various programs of the NGO “The Abrojo” National Public Education Administration, Fundación Telefónica – ORT, focusing on the individual, family and community approach to socio-educational level to change harsh living conditions.