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Elisenda Ballesté Buxó

Project Coordinator - Global Democracy Coalition, North America Programme

Elisenda Ballesté Buxó is the Project Coordinator of the Global Democracy Coalition, a strategic multi-stakeholder alliance of organizations to advance and protect democracy. The Coalition helps to amplify the voices of individual organizations, allows for dialogue across regions, themes and sectors, and enables individual organizations to have greater impact as part of a collective effort to advance and protect democracy. International IDEA is one of the co-coordinators of this initiative.

Prior to this, Elisenda managed the EU co-funded Global Monitor of COVID-19´s impact on Democracy and Human Rights project, an online monitoring tool of Covid-19 measures adopted by the 165 countries covered in the Global State of Democracy Indices. She was also responsible for the Middle East subregion in the Global State of Democracy Report and In Focus, producing analysis and assessment on democratic trends and issues.

Before joining International IDEA, Elisenda was an academic in various universities in Mexico. She has cooperated closely with NGOs and presented lectures at several international conferences.

Middle East, Yemen, Data analysis, Project management
BA in International Relations (Universidad de las Américas, Puebla); and MA in Middle Eastern Studies (El Colegio de México A.C.)
Arabic, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Stockholm, Sweden
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