Elizabeth joined Equitable Origin in 2021 as capacity strengthening consultant, focusing on the elaboration and implementation of online educational modules in collaboration with the Coordinator of indigenous organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA); the Regional and Popular Indigenous Council of Xpujil (CRIPX) in Mexico; and the Indigenous Network of Tourism of Mexico.
An Argentinian national, Elizabeth has extensive experience in development cooperation and project management, focusing in particular on indigenous issues in the Latin American region. Since 1999, Elizabeth has worked with international organizations such as the International Weiterbildung und Entwicklung – InWEnt (currently GIZ), the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as well as with non-profit organizations. She has coordinated projects in Argentina and Venezuela, as well as a regional programme involving five countries in the Amazon Basin (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) aimed at strengthening the capacities of indigenous peoples to defend their rights, in particular in the context of extractive activities in their territories.
Elizabeth is a sociologist from the University of Buenos Aires and holds a master’s degree in project management and international cooperation from the Ortega and Gasset Institute of Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian and has good knowledge of German.