In this section, Cecilia shares her own original pieces based on her experiences and work around the world.

En esta sección, Cecilia comparte escritos propios originales sobre sus experiencia de trabajo y observación de procesos de cambio en todas las regiones y países en los que trabaja.

Somaliland Elections: Cecilia joins observation mission

Cecilia will join the international election observers to the Somaliland’s third presidential election (13 November 2017). The mission is composed by 60 selected experts, academics and professionales from 24 countries. The international election observation mission (EOM) has been invited by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) and is funded by the British...
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Analysis: more than transitions, perpetual change processes

Human Rights & Peace: more than transitions, perpetual processes Transition’ theories and policies with a liberal, linear perspective take building politico-institutional ‘stability’ to mean a process that has an end. They see ‘stability’ as something permanent that is condensed into treaties, agreements, laws, institutions and constitutions that are relatively static....
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Our personal lives are political

The need to support men’s transformation to create a more just and peaceful world (Español abajo) “Freedom is a political issue and also a (very) personal one This is about the power of story-telling These are stories and insights about how much men suffer oppression and later reproduce it in...
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Non-hierarchical conferencing applied to dialogue processes

Cecilia’s evaluation of non-hierarchical conferencing applied to dialogue processes and joint thinking for social change Cecilia was invited to observe and evaluate non-hierarchical conferencing, a method applied in a meeting bringing together social leaders from around the world and organised by Open Democracy, (Barcelona 2017) and funded by Open Society...
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Participatory research & design | Social Accountability | VSO

Cecilia was selected as lead VSO consultant on participatory programme research and design, with particular focus on social accountability initiatives implemented by VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) across the world. Cecilia will provide support to the Programme Development and Policy Teams by accompanying Programme Managers as they research and design programmes...
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IBEI | Course Planning & Evaluation Complex Initiatives

IBEI is an inter-university institute created in 2004 as a joint effort of all five public universities in the Barcelona metropolitan area and CIDOB (International Documentation Centre of Barcelona) to promote postgraduate training and research in politics and international relations in order to advance the understanding of global challenges to...
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UNASUR mediation practice and discourse

 Cecilia was invited by Swisspeace to present her article exploring UNASUR’s mediation and conflict transformation discourse and practice. Cecilia’s paper presents some characteristics of emerging mediation and conflict transformation practice and discourse developed in Latin America, and in particular, by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). The paper distinguishes a...
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Cecilia Editor and Innovator at Open Democracy

Cecilia is advising Open Democracy | Democracia Abierta – the Latino American chapter of the renowned Open Democracy media outlet with the aim to support the growth and partnership building strategy of the organisation in the region. Open Democracy | Democracia Abierta is an independent global media platform publishing up to...
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Facilitating strategic planning for peace

 Cecilia co-designed and co-facilitated strategic planning sessions  oriented to  increase the reach and impact of the Coordinating Committee  for  International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) -a global membership organisation promoting peace and mutual understanding with more than 180 members in all continents and created under the aegis of UNESCO. The sessions were attended...
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