LEVANTEMOS MÉXICO FUND
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
FUNDAR, Centro de Análisis e Investigación A.C.
Eduardo Alcalá graduated with a degree in international relations with an emphasis in Latin American regional studies. He is a professor in administration and public policies at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). He is an public policy and organizational process evaluator and analyst. He has actively collaborated with the design and implementation of program evaluations and the analysis of government analysis at the federal and state level, like Oportunidades, Seguro Popular, models of prevention, attention, sanction and eradication of violence against women, the fund of Ramo 33 and some food safety programs. He is currently monitoring the transparency and accountability of the use of public and private resources for reconstruction after the earthquakes of September 2017.
Humanitarian Action Coordinator
Alejandra D’Hyver is an internationalist, graduated with honors from the Ibero-American University and has a master’s in international development and international development and humanitarian emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is currently the leader of the Humanitarian Action Program (Programa de Acción Humanitaria) and coordinates projects of disaster risk reduction, adaptation to climate change and humanitarian capacity building projects in Oxfam Mexico, where she was previously the the coordinator for disaster risk reduction and campaign coordinator (2012-2014). During her academic and professional trajectory, she has participated as the consultant and researcher in the preparation of regional and international analysis with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF-LSE) and the Center for the Studies of Asia and Africa (CEAA, Centro de Estudios de Asia y África) in the College of Mexico, and is also in the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales).
Director of National and International Incidence
Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos
Olga Guzmán obtained her master’s in international social policy in the University of Kent, United Kingdom, and has a degree in international relations from the University of the Americas Puebla. She works in national and international incidents within the Mexican Commission for the Defense of Human Rights, a nonprofit civil organization founded in 1989 that has been recognized for its activism in favor of human rights in Mexico through the defense, research, dissemination and incidence both nationally and internationally. She is a professor at the International Human Rights Law of the Higher Education Program for Social Rehabilitation Centers of Mexico City (PESCER, Programa de Educación Superior para Centros de Reinserción Social de la Ciudad de México) from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM) and has worked in various civic organizations dedicated to the promotion and defense of human rights.
Servicio de Promoción Integral Comunitario Juvenil, AC–SEPICJ-
Mario Flores has a degree in economics from the Autonomous University of Puebla. He has a master’s in planning from CIDE and in university teaching from the Ibero-American University Golfo Centro. He has studied sociology from the Centro Antonio Montesinos and conducted a research project titled “The Participation of Youth in Community Development, the Group Dynamic and Youth Leaders.” He is a doctoral candidate in the University of Zaragoza Spain where he is researching community leadership and the transformation of the social environment. He has a diploma in planning and education from the Ibero-American University Golfo Centro. He has certifications from Red Conocer in formulation of investment projects in the rural sector and is certified by the FAO in courses on renewable energy and food and nutrition safety.
Felipe Leal Arquitectos
Felipe Leal is an architect with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His work is focused primarily focused on the cultural, education and domestic, which has been recognized with 23 awards in various biennials and national and international competitions. He was the director of faculty of architecture at UNAM for two periods, from 1997 to 2005, currently he continues his work as an academic in the same institution. He coordinated the register of the Ciudad Universitaria of UNAM to the UNESCO World Heritage List, achieved in 2007. He founded the Public Space Authority in Mexico City in 2008, where he worked on the recovery of public spaces, including the pedestrian corridor on Madero Street, Plaza de la Republica and the Monumento a la Revolucion, the recovery of Alameda Central, Plaza Garibaldi, the surroundings of the Basilica of Guadalupe, the rehabilitation of Juarez Avenue in the historic center of Mexico City. Work that have been recognized the public, in addition to receiving various awards.
Senior Strategy Manager
World Vision Mexico
Guillermo Lozano has a degree in communication from La Salle University with a specialty in humanitarian leadership from Deakin University in Australia. He has had positions related to strategic communication, project management, fundraising, on-field humanitarian operations, strategic management and public-private partnership building. Since 2005 he has participated in initiatives linked to the humanitarian sector and sustainable development. He has worked with La Salle University, the Ministry of Economy, AFS Mexico and World Vision in projects related to sustainability, economic development, interculturality, protections for children, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action. Lozano has also participated in projects of development, in co-investment with partners such as: IDB, USAID, PNUD, Banamex, Social Promotion, Pepsico Foundation, Gentera Foundation, Oxfam Mexico, Ayuda en Acción; to name a few. His professional and academic career has led him to work in countries such as Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador, Colombia, Switzerland and Australia.
Marketing and Development Manager
International Community Foundation
Leticia Martínez has a degree in international commerce from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), San Luis Potosí campus. She also has a master’s in family sciences from the Institute of Family Studies from Anáhuac University. She is a binational liaison between Mexican civil society organizations and United States donors. She is in charge of fundraising, prospect research and follow-up of donations through delegates (Planned Giving) and is a supervisor of marketing and communication in areas such as brochures, website, social networks and publication in the United States and Mexico. She has been a speaker at fundraising workshops for ICF partners in Mexico.
Ojo de Agua Comunicación
Guillermo Monteforte participates in the audiovisual production and training of community radio for indigenous organizations and communities. He is a documentary director, editor and cameraman, he was the co-founder of the Audiovisual Media Transfer Program to Indigenous Communities (Transferencia de Medios Audiovisuales a Comunidades y Organizaciones Indígenas), and founding director of the Indigenous Video Center (Centro de Video Indígena), that was part of a program initiated in 1990 by the National Indigenous Institute (now the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples). He has worked at Ojo de Agua Comunicación, an independent organization that promotes and produces media for indigenous peoples and other community groups. He was born in Italy and grew up in El Salvador, Guatemala and Canada. He has lived in Mexico since 1986.
Support for Disaster Risk Reduction in Mexico Program Coordinator
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD)
Xavier Moya is an agronomic engineer and has a master’s in regional development planning from Wageningen in The Netherlands. From 2003 to this date (2018) he has coordinated the projects for the Disaster Risk Management Program Unit, together they have worked on more than 1,000 locations, 198 municipalities and 7 states in the Mexican Republic. As of 2010 he was named the director of the UNDP Office for Southeast Mexico, located in Mérida, Yucatán, where they support programs and projects on environmental issues, gender, sustainable economies and risk reduction in 6 states of southern and southeastern Mexico. In 2008 he was honored with a World Award for the promotion of the issue of social participation and gender equity in the global agenda of climate change and risk management.
Miguel Ángel Paz
Founder and Coordinator
Voces Mesoamericanas, Acción con Pueblos Migrantes
Miguel Ángel Paz has a PhD in Rural Development from the Autonomous Metropolitan University Unidad Xochimilco; and a professor for the Human Rights Defense master’s at the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH) and for the Pedagogy of the Subject and Educational Practice at the Institute of Higher Studies for Sustainable Human Development. He works with Voces Mesoamericanas, Acción con Pueblos Migrantes, a Mexican civil association that promotes the organization of indigenous migrants for the defense and exercise of their human rights in the Guatemala-Mexico border. He is member of the general coordination for the Mesa Transfronteriza Migraciones y Género (MTMG) and other local, national, and international networks within the field of migration. He is also citizenship advisor for the Citizen Council of the National Institute of Migration (CCINM). Since 1991 he has accompanied processes of self-management and autonomy of indigenous communities in Chiapas.
Coordinador de Proyectos de Impacto Social SAPS-Servicio Social
Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla
Radovan Pérez has a degree in anthropology with a specialty in cultural anthropology from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP). He has a master’s in business management of social economy from the Ibero-American University Puebla and Mondragón University. He has finished courses in sustainable development and environmental management from the Ibero-American University Puebla and in private social investment in base development from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Red E América. He is the Change Leader for UPAEP within the Changemaker Campus of Ashoka University. He has worked as direct support coordinator and administration of the Regional Development Center of UDLAP. He was the general coordinator of La Esperanza del Mañana A.C., working in the promotion, management and project development of community social development projects in the Sierra Nororiental of Puebla, impacting 10 municipalities.
Francesco Taboada has a master’s in mesoamerican studies from UNAM, receiving an honorific mention with his thesis “Amo ti mo kaua, social movements of indigenous roots in the state of Morelos.” He is a Mexican filmmaker, who has received more than 30 international recognitions for his investigative work and cinematography. He has been an activist in the environmental movement of Morelos. He created a celebrated triptych about the Mexican Revolution composed of documentary feature films.
Los Últimos Zapatistas (2001), Pancho Villa, la Revolución no ha terminado (2007) and 13 Pueblos, en defensa del Agua, el Aire y la Tierra (2009) create an analysis of oral memory as a means of communication, obtaining several recognitions for Mexico. His fifth film, Tin Tan, captures the iconic figure of comedian Germán Valdés and analyzes his transcendence in new generations. The documentary Maguey (2014) spoken in the hñahnú tongue, explores the symbolism behind this plant, a symbol of Mexico.
National Programs Director
Save the Children Mexico
Jorge Vidal studied psychology and specialized in children’s rights and need, educational intervention, and also in government and public policy. He has more than 20 year of experience and continuous learning on themes related with community development, education and the strengthening of human resources in public institutions and international civil society organizations with an emphasis in the design and implementation of programs focused on childhood and adolescence with a focus on rights; also participating as an expert in different areas of advocacy for the promotion of public policies on issues related to childhood, both at the state and national level. He has also participate in multiple evaluation and opinion committees of projects at different levels.
Since 2007 he is part of the Save the Children Mexico team, where he is the national programs director. Previously, from 2003-2007, he was in the Department of Child and Family Care in the DIF Yucatán.