Elisa is currently Manager of the Environmental Sector of La Casa Encendida, a dynamic social and cultural centre in Madrid, with sustainability, education, culture as the main pillars to engage society in the most pressing and present issues.
She is specialized in promoting sustainable development processes through environmental education. She focuses on community participation and empowerment processes, socio-environmental conflicts, climate change, water governance, gender and Human Rights. As an educator, technical expert or project manager she has worked with a wide range of actors such as teachers, government officials, journalists, students and community leaders. She has worked in Europe and Latin America in international organizations (UNESCO), government agencies (AECID), Universities (UNED) and with civil society associations (Save the Children, CARE, Educando).
She is also a Rotary Peace Fellow and is currently searching for innovative and creative ways to impact on people’s environmental consciousness and actions through environmental education to promote peace and mitigate environmental conflicts.