Marcela Escribano, Latin America and the Caribbean

As a co-founder of Alternatives, Marcela Escribano has been largely responsible for projects in Latin American and the Caribbean. She has been working in this region for years - encouraging social organizations to network and connect with citizens - most notably in Brazil, where she worked for two years as a mobilization advisor for the Minister of Environment and the United Nations Development Program. With Alternatives, Marcela also coordinated the second People’s Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001 as well as the Hemispheric Meetings on the Struggle Against the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), which is celebrated each year in Havana, Cuba. Marcela is a member of the International Council for the World Social Forum and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre.

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