Elena helps civil society, government, and business leaders become aware of their shared challenges and opportunities—and agree on ways to move forward.
Elena Diez Pinto has worked for private, public, and development organizations in Latin America, Europe, and the United States on an array of strategic planning, capacity-building, and social transformation initiatives. She directed Guatemala’s Soros Foundation from 2008-2009 and led the UNDP’s Democratic Dialogue Project for Latin America and the Caribbean for seven years. From 1997 to 2000, Elena headed Visión Guatemala, a process that brought together leaders from throughout society to build a shared vision of Guatemala’s future and underpin the implementation of the Peace Accords. She subsequently led many other multi-stakeholder policy dialogues in Latin America.
Elena has written essays, evaluations, and case studies on democratic dialogue, conflict prevention, and peace building. She also coordinated the knowledge-creation component of the Handbook on Democratic Dialogue.
International development, national reconciliation, facilitation, process design