Elisa is the Executive Director of Publish What You Pay, a global coalition of civil society organisations united in their call for a transparent and accountable extractive sector. Elisa has 20 years of experience in international campaigning, grassroots movement building and high-level advocacy. She has worked and lived in central and north America, Europe and Russia. She spent 6 years working for the United Nations as the Head of the UN's Non-governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) in New York, advocating for and supporting civil society's meaningful participation in the UN's decision making processes. Most recently, she advised The Elders, a group of former Heads of State and Nobel Prize winners brought together by Nelson Mandela, on their political strategies related to peace and security, sustainable development, climate change and women's rights. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.