Governance, Participation and Inclusion Team Leader, Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) He joined the Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean in January 2015 as the Democratic Governance, Participation and Inclusion Team Leader of the new Cluster on Governance and Peace Building. He was the Democratic Governance Team Leader (2012-2014) and Programme Specialist (2009-11) in the Regional Bureau for Latin American and the Caribbean (RBLAC), managing the Regional Programme in Democratic Governance and regional projects to promote democracy and citizens’ inclusive participation with a focus on youth, women, indigenous peoples and afrodescendants. He also managed the regional initiative on business and human rights and contributed to the team on extractive industries. In 2014 he was RBLAC member in the UNDP CPDs PAC and Risk Assessment Committee for Partnerships with the Private Sector (Due Diligence). He coordinated the Regional Study on Political Citizenship (UNDP, 2014). In his previous UNDP appointments (2002-2008), he was part of the teams of the Regional Project on Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios, the Report on Democracy in Latin America and of Diálogo Argentino, a post crisis multi-stakeholder consensus building forum promoted by UNDP in Argentina. He also worked at SEGIB (the Ibero-American General Secretariat (2008), the Ministry of Education and Culture in the Province of Buenos Aires (2000-2001), the Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American Economic System-SELA (1995-2000) in Caracas. He also was International Relations Advisor in the Argentine Senate (1993-1995) and International Cooperation Advisor of the Governor of Mendoza, Argentina (1990-1991). He lectured on International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza), Universidad de Belgrano, Universidad del Salvador y Universidad Di Tella (Buenos Aires) in Argentina. He holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts-Harvard University (1993) and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Political Science and Public Administration of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza, Argentina, 1988).