The project "Spaces for Engagement: Using knowledge to improve public decisions" is a GDNet initiative, implemented in Latin America by CIPPEC. The project aims at using knowledge management to improve bridging research and policy. The underlying purpose is to strengthen debate about how to enhance this practice. Therefore, GDNet and CIPPEC seek to enable more effective interventions for the use of research in policy that lead to more effective public policies in the region. The project also seeks to promote South-South cooperation on linking research and policy between Latin America, Asia and Africa.
PhD candidate in Communications Sciences at Universidad Austral, focusing on civil society organizations’ communications to impact public policy. Postgraduate studies in Administration and Management, Harvard University; graduated in Communications Sciences from Universidad Austral. She has been consultant and analyst of organizational communications for several companies and non-profit organizations such as Trinity Communications, Siemens, and Fundación Cambio Democrático. Her research areas include the link between research and policy, and the relationship between State and civil society. With the support of ODI, she has created and directed the network EBPDN Latin America which gathers more than 200 CSOs and think tanks interested in influencing policy through research. Author of “Weaving global networks” (handbook on global and regional policy influence) and “Learners, doers and teachers” (handbook for the monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management of the influence in public policies), among other publications. Besides, she has provided training and technical assistance on policy influence for policy research institutes and CSOs at the national and international levels.
M.A. in Organizational Studies, Universidad de San Andrés (thesis pending). Holds a BA in Political Science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Postgraduate studies in Non Profit Organizations from Universidad de San Andrés, Universidad Di Tella and CEDES.
He holds a degree in Political Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Currently studying for a professorsip's degree in Political Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has also taught Political Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and worked monitoring parliamentary activities.
Dr. Ghoneim has more than 15 years of experience in the field of knowledge networks and research communications capacity building. Within GDNet, a knowledge hub that brings together and communicates policy-relevant research from the Global South, she is leading to position the program as an internationally recognized focal point/ knowledge broker for development research to inform policy debate. Prior to GDN, she was the Information and Communications Manager at the Economic Research Forum from 1994 – 2001. In 2000, she obtained her Ph.D. in Information Management from the Management School, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, and University of London, U.K.
She holds a Master degree in Political and Social Sciences from “Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg”. She worked for Amnesty International EU Office where she was in charge of Middle East and North African countries. She pursued another Master degree with a specialization in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe. She was in charge of programs on smuggling of migrants in North Africa and Assistance to enhance access to justice and legal aid in the Arab region at the United United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa.