Mexico and Central America Initiative
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Iliana brings more than 20 years working on rights, forest, tenure and community-based management involving indigenous peoples, afrodescendants and grassroots organizations mainly in Latin America.
Prior to join CLUA, Iliana worked as Scientist and Gender and Social Inclusion Co-coordinator for the Center of International Forestry Research, CIFOR based in Peru and Guatemala engaged in a Global Comparative Study on forest tenure reform, and more broadly on issues of women resource rights, approaches to social inclusion. Previously she worked for the Rights and Resources initiative as Central American Facilitator.
Iliana holds a B.Sc. in Biology from John Brown University, U.S. and a MSc. And PhD degree in Environmental Sciences with focus on Environmental Management and Ecological Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has written about collective rights and environmental governance, social inclusion and gender equality in forest landscapes and forest tenure reforms. Passionate about promoting social inclusion and justice in environmental policy and practice.