Luis José Consuegra joined International IDEA in 2015, and is currently the Strategic Partnerships and Outreach Advisor at the Office of the Permanent Observer of International IDEA to the United Nations.
In this capacity, Consuegra focuses on identifying and consolidating key partnerships with institutions working in the field of democracy and development, as well as with private foundations and other institutional donors to ensure the alignment of thematic priorities, and the coordination of efforts to advance democracy worldwide. He also produces knowledge around key aspects of the linkage between democracy and sustainable development, with a focus on SDG 16+: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Consuegra supports all resource mobilization and partnership development, particularly for the work that International IDEA advances in the field through its Regional Offices in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and through its country offices. He also coordinates the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy (IRDD), which is the only platform worldwide that brings together at the technical and political levels global and regional organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the field of democracy support.
With more than 12 years of experience in the field of international affairs, Consuegra specializes on External Relations and International Affairs, specifically in partnership development, inter-institutional relations, youth initiatives and resource mobilization. Before joining International IDEA, he had appointments at the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Universidad del Norte in Colombia.