Iliana Monterroso

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Iliana Monterroso is a consultant with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, CLUA where she leads a program on organizational resilience with the Mexico and Central America Initiative. Iliana has more than 20 years of experience working on rights, forest, tenure and community-based management involving indigenous peoples, afrodescendants and grassroots organizations mainly in Latin America. Iliana worked as Scientist and Gender and Social Inclusion Co-coordinator for CIFOR based in Peru and Guatemala. She was part of the Global Comparative Study on forest tenure reform, and has worked more broadly on issues of collective tenure rights, women resource rights and approaches to social inclusion in forest landscapes. Previously she worked for the Rights and Resources Initiative as Central American Facilitator and as researcher for the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO-Guatemala. Iliana holds a B.Sc. in Biology from John Brown University, U.S.A, and a MSc and PhD degree in Environmental Sciences with focus on Environmental Management and Ecological Economics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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