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FUNDEPS is an initiative developed by a dynamic team of highly skilled young professionals that have been working in the field of civil society organizations and development for several years. The team members of FUNDEPS are young professionals from Argentina that are committed with the promotion of policies ensure sustainable development for the whole world. Several of our members within our team have experience in working with different levels of Congress and parliament, as well as analyzing public and developing policies in the national, regional and local government bodies of Argentina, as well as in national and international civil society organisations.

In the moment, this is the team of FUNDEPS:

Dirección Ejecutiva

Juan Carballo
Executive Director
Juan Carballo

Juan Carballo earned his law degree in his home country of Argentina at the National University of Cordoba (2006), and his Master of Laws (LL.M.), at Georgetown University Law Center (2010), sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. He was a Law Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law from 2010-2011 and a legal advisor at the Inter-American Heart Foundation Argentina from 2012-2013. He has worked as a short-term consultant for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). He has extensive work experience at the civil society field in Argentina and worked as a legal advisor at the Environment and Sustainable Development Secretary at the local goverment of Córdoba. He is one of the founders of FUNDEPS where he is has served as Executive Director since 2012. He has written papers and books chapters on Constitutional Law, Accountability and Transparency, Environmental Law, Right to Health, and Human Rights.

juanmcarballo@fundeps.org x
Carolina Tamagnini
Project Manager
Carolina Tamagnini

Carolina holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations by the Universidad Siglo 21. She had a research scholarship given by the International Relations and Integration Secretary of Córdoba. She was assistant researcher in an academic research project at the Siglo 21 University, on International Migratory Policies at MERCOSUR. Carolina is author and co-author of various publications in scientific journals, of topics related to migrations, refugee, gender and right to health.

carotamagnini@fundeps.org x

Área de Derechos Humanos

Virginia Pedraza
Gender and Sexual Diversity Area Coordinator
Virginia Pedraza

Virginia is an advanced student of the career of Advocacy at the National University of Cordoba. She participates actively in the Commission on Gender and Human Rights of the Provincial Council of Women of the Province of Cordoba, where she has coordinated various trainings on gender and human rights of women in municipalities and state agencies. Virginia has integrated the Legal Clinic of the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) and the Public Interest Clinic (CLIP). She has participated in different training and research institutions at the Center for Legal and Social Research at UNC's Faculty of Law, focusing her studies on human rights, environmental law and gender and sexuality.

vir.pedraza@fundeps.org x
María Elena Martínez Espeche
Environmental Area Coordinator
María Elena Martínez Espeche

María Elena is a lawyer graduated from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of Cordoba. She has been awarded a scholarship by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba at the University of Murcia, Spain. He currently works in the Provincial Courts of the Province of Córdoba and is a research assistant at CIJS. He participates actively in seminars, presentations and research in relation to the environmental theme.

malemartinez@fundeps.org x
Juan Miguel Litvachkes
Member
Juan Miguel Litvachkes

Juan Miguel is a lawyer (National University of Cordoba). He has been awarded a scholarship by the International Organization of University Colleges of the World at the University of Ningxia (China) and at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). He is a member of the Fundación Ciudadanos 365 and a research fellow at the Center for Legal and Social Research at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Córdoba. He has been an intern at the O'Neill Institute of National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

juanlitvachkes@fundeps.org x
Slavenska Zec
Member
Slavenska Zec

Slavenska is a lawyer from the National University of Cordoba, distinguished within the honor roll. He has done part of his studies in Mexico, at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. He has participated in civil society organizations such as AIESEC and OAJNU. Has assisted in the areas of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law, areas in which he has presented papers in different meetings. He currently works in the Provincial Courts of Córdoba and is a member of the Social Rights research team within the Center for Legal and Social Research of the National University of Córdoba.

slavenska.zec@fundeps.org x
Laura Alesso
Member
Laura Alesso

Laura is a lawyer from the National University of Cordoba, a distinguished graduate in the honor roll. He has participated actively in seminars, congresses, forums and presented papers on the subject of the Right to Health and Human Rights of the Elderly. Has assisted in the matters of the Law of Obligations and Criminal Procedural Law. At the moment he works in Courts of the Province of Cordova and is studying a Masters in Procedural Law - Universidad Siglo XXI - Córdoba.

lauraalesso@fundeps.org x
Manuel Faner
Member
Manuel Faner

Manuel is a lawyer graduated from the National University of Cordoba. In 2013 he was a student of the Student Scale Program (AUGM) for which he studied Law and State Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Participated in different internships as in the Never Afternoon (Literacy, Promotion of Rights, Health and Work) program, in the Deputy Municipal Office of Social Assistance of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte and in Federal Justice. He is currently active in seminars, congresses and forums related to environmental issues and human rights.

manuelfaner@fundeps.org x
Luciana Severini
Member
Luciana Severini

Luciana is an advanced student of the career of Advocacy at the National University of Cordoba. He completed part of his degree studies at the University of Bologna, Italy, under the framework of the PIEG scholarship program. She has participated as both an assistant and exhibitor in seminars organized by the faculty's legal and social research center. She has worked as a student assistant in Constitutional, Civil and Criminal Law. He is currently working in a legal study and participates in a neighborhood organization that recognizes the demands and needs of people in situations of vulnerability.

luseverini@fundeps.org x
Agustina Mozzoni
Health coordinator
Agustina Mozzoni

Agustina is an Attorney at the National University of Córdoba and has been a recipient of the 2015 honor roll. SHe has been an intern at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. He currently serves as "research assistant" in the research team on Social Rights within the Center for Legal and Social Research of the National University of Cordoba.

agustinamozzoni@fundeps.org x
María Pérez Alsina
Integrante
María Pérez Alsina

María is a lawyer, graduated from the National University of Cordoba. She currently works in the legal study and in the Fellow of the "Environmental Guardians" Program of the Ministry of Water, Environment and Public Services of the Province of Córdoba. In turn, participate as an Assistant Researcher in a research project within the Center for Legal and Social Research of the UNC. Within the framework of this project and as a member of the Environmental Law Research Group CIJS-ISEA 2014, she participates as author of the books "The current environmental institutionality in Argentina (2009-2014)", "Legal research in public environmental policies (Part II) "and" Minimum budgets and the new environmental legal order in Argentina (2014 - 2015)".

mariaperezalsina@fundeps.org x

Área de Gobernabilidad Global

Gonzalo Roza
Coordinator
Gonzalo Roza

Gonzalo has a Bachelor Degree in International Relations (Universidad Siglo 21), a postgraduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Management and a MOOC course in Project Management for Development. He joined Fundeps in mid-2013 and currently is the Coordinator of the Global Governance Area of the foundation and member of the International Secretariat of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development. Formerly, he worked in the International Financial Institutions´ Area of the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA). He is a professor of secondary education and author and co-author of papers and articles on issues related to Argentine Foreign Affairs, Transparency, International Financial Institutions and Grievance Mechanisms

gon.roza@fundeps.org x
Ana Estefanía Carballo
Strategic Advisor
Ana Estefanía Carballo

Ana holds a doctorate in Political Science (University of Westminster, England), Master in International Development Economics (University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany). Degree in Political Science, Degree in International Relations (Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina). He has worked for the United Nations Argentina Youth Organization, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY, the Netherlands), the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC, Argentina) and the Secretariat of Transparency International (TI, Germany).

aecarballo@fundeps.org x
Carlos Ramírez
Researcher
Carlos Ramírez

Carlos Ramirez has a degree in Foreing Affairs and Politic Science. He did an internship in the council of Córdoba City, in the institutional relations, ceremonial and protocol area. He worked as an advisor of a member of the legislative body in Córdoba. 

ramirezcs@fundeps.org x
Ezequiel Jiménez
Researcher
Ezequiel Jiménez

United World College (Red Cross Nordic) and Macalester College graduate with a double degree in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism. Masters in Human Rights Policy and Practice as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar (European Union) at the University of Roehampton (UK), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Tromsø (Norway). Worked and advised several organizations including the WHO, TECHO, and Amnesty International (International Secretariat - London) 

ezejim@fundeps.org x
Franco De Grandis
Researcher
Franco De Grandis

Franco is a Law student at the School of Law in the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. He has been a scholarship holder in Tarpuy Foundation since 2013. He participated in the Latin America Studies Centre at Autonomous University of Madrid exchange program in 2014. He was teaching assistant of the Civil Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, and Constitutional Law Departments from 2012 to 2014.He is also participating in many research programs at Centro de Investigaciones Jurídicas y Sociales which depends on the School of Law. He is member of the Students Consulting Team in En Letra Blog and Magazine.

francodegrandis@fundeps.org x
María Victoria Gerbaldo
Project Manager
María Victoria Gerbaldo

Victoria has a Bachelor Degree in Law (National University of Córdoba), outstanding graduate and member of the Honor Roll 2015. She is a Mediator. She has been a scholarship holder at Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). She has participated in simulations of international relations and international courts organized by the Human Rights Institute of the National University of La Plata (Argentina), the University of Maryland (USA) and the Iberoamerican Institute in The Hague (Netherlands). She has been a research fellow at the Law and Social Sciences Research Center of the National University of Cordoba.

victoriagerbaldo@fundeps.org x
Augusto Rolando
Researcher
Augusto Rolando

Augusto is a Bachelor´s Degree in International Relation (Politic Science and International Relation Faculty, Catholic University of Córdoba) and student of Law (National University of Córdoba. Currently, he is professor assistant in the subject “international Relation Theory” (CUC). He is part of Research Group about Renewable Energy in charge of Alexander Freier (CUC). He is Volunteer worker in “El Nylon NGO” (Córdoba, Argentina). He has participated in “Governance and Political Management Program” of Catholic University of Córdoba, and CAF, and George Washington University. He has represented to Argentina in United Nation Models, G77 + Chinese, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Member of “Jóvenes Embajadores Program” of Industry and Business Center of Rafaela

augusto.rolando@fundeps.org x
Lourdes Pereira Esley
Researcher
Lourdes Pereira Esley

Lourdes Pereira Esley is an International Affairs student at Siglo 21 University. She has attended various seminars and conferences regarding international affairs, and has been a speaker in conferences of International Relations. She has worked as an intern researching information about Chinese investments in Argentina and Latin America. She has also been a volunteer in different youth organizations such as AIESEC.

lourdespereira@fundeps.org x

Área de Fortalecimiento Democrático y Calidad Institucional

Agustina Palencia
Coordinator
Agustina Palencia

Agustina has a bachelor's degree in International Affairs in Universidad Siglo 21. She serves as assistant in a research project sponsored by CONICET, Universidad Siglo 21 and Grupo de estudios de India de Rosario. She has several publications in scientific magazines and in the book "Emergentes Asiáticos en América Latina: El Sudeste de Asia, China e India". She has participated as a speaker in several seminars and conferences. She is also a volunteer in Organización Argentin de Jóvenes para las Naciones Unidas (OAJNU), and has been the coordinator in different projects. She is Assistant Professor in the chair Sistemas Políticos Comparados in Universidad Siglo 21. She is student at the Program of Governance, Policy Managemen and Public Policy of Universidad Católica de Córdoba, CAF and the George Washington University.

agustinapalencia@fundeps.org x

Área de Comunicación Institucional

Eliana Juncos
Coordinator
Eliana Juncos

Eliana graduated in Social Communication with orientation in Institutional Communication, graduated from the UNC. He specialized in strategic planning, event organization, oratory and social networking. He has completed an internship at Holcim (Argentina) S.A. And works as a freelance for different SMEs and private professionals. In addition it developed like agent of press and journalist.

elianajuncos@fundeps.org x
Flavia Fochesato
Project Manager
Flavia Fochesato

Flavia holds a degree in Social Communication from UNC, with Audiovisual orientation. He has a postgraduate degree in the production and production of contemporary documentary and specializes in Locution. His professional profile is related to the media, both in production and press management. In addition, he has knowledge in social networks and works in a communication agency.

flaviafochesato@fundeps.org x

Asesores

César Edgardo Murúa
Strategic Advisor
César Edgardo Murúa

César holds a Master in Social policy and Sustainable Development from the Università degli Studi di Bologna in Italy , he participated in the International Leadership Program organized by the US Department of State. He holds Poliical Sciences Licentiate from the Universidad Católica de Córdoba. He is a professor and researcher from the Universidad Católica de Córdoba and the Colegio Universitario de Periodismo. He has worked in the provincial and national public sector in Argentina and in Italy. He has a wide experience as well working in Civil Society Organizations. At the moment, he is working as the President and Executive Director of FUNDEPS, as well as being involved in the Access and Transparency Promotion Project funded by the Regional Transparency Fund from the Inter American Development Bank.

cmurua@fundeps.org x
Yamile Najle
Advisor
Yamile Najle

Yamile is a litigating lawyer, member of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Cordoba - Institute of Environmental Law and Natural Resources - and outstanding graduate of the UNC (2006). She has worked as a coordinator of the Legal Clinic of the Center for Human Rights and Environment and has specialized in Human Rights in LSE, is a graduate of the "Training Program for Aspiring Magistrates" organized by the Judicial Branch of the Nation and has participated in the Seminar for Advanced Studies in Public and Private International Law taught by The Hague Academy of International Law, specializing also in Environmental Law in UIMP, among others. She is being trained as a mediator in the Bar Association and working on her thesis for the Master in International Relations that she attended at CEA.

yamilenajle@fundeps.org x
Pablo Bollati
Legal adviser
Pablo Bollati

Pablo is a Lawyer from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina and a researcher from the Argentine Coalition The Acccess Initiative, organized by the World Resources Institute. He has an extense experience working in Civil Society Organizations, being the Executive Director in the Argentine Youth Organization for the United Nations and the Coordinator of the Voluntary Lawyers Network in Geos Foundation. He has been a participant from the Young Leaders Program from the Fulbright Comission in 2009, invited to the Summer Insitute of the University of Delaware, United States. He is the author of the "Childhood Citizenship Guide" 2007, working in the Access to Public Information. At the moment, he is pursuing a Master of Law in the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as being involved in the Forestry Governance Promotion Project from the Argentine Coalition of The Access Initiative.

pbollati@fundeps.org x