As BTUIN Cooperative Chairman and CLLD Lisbon Network Operations Vice-Director, I have a degree in Management of International and Local Solidarity Organizations (NGOs). I have 25 years of experience in the third sector and more than 20 years of experience as a professional in inter-sectorial organizations. I've worked as a trainer, consultant, coordinator, and manager, but mostly consider myself a facilitator and contributor to change-making.
In 2009, I started the Lisbon chapter of this long and passionate personal and professional journey by focusing and specializing only on capacity-building for third-sector organizations. On this path, I also created, launched, and developed the local development network in the historical city center of Lisbon, a deprived area with a strong multicultural environment and the presence of over 50 nationalities.
I am currently the Operations Vice-Director of Community-Led Local Development of Lisbon Network, a co-governance and investment platform with 168 members.