Gabriela Quiroga Gilardoni (MSc) is a social scientist with an MSc in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam with more than 15 years of experience in rural innovation development research and advisory work for a wide variety of national and international organizations, both government and non-government, in Latin America and West Africa.
She is an experienced facilitator of interactive workshops with a strong focus on organizational capacity building, policy dialogue and knowledge management. Participatory approaches and the creation of effective interaction within multi-stakeholders partnerships are central to her work. Moreover she’s increasingly involved in knowledge management processes (capitalisation in French) of different projects in francophone Africa. She has collaborated in publications, projects and assignments related to participatory policy generation and linkages between farmer organizations, farmer-led agricultural research and extension.
Gabriela has been a member of several project teams, integrating complex programmes with national, regional and international components that supported farmer-led participatory policy generation and linkages between farmers’ organizations, agricultural research and extension with particular attention to young farmers’ leadership and empowerment as well as gender mainstreaming. She has been a member of the Prolinnova (Promoting Local Innovation) International Support team since August 2013 with a particular focus in supporting the promotion of local farmers’ innovation and farmer-led research through coordination, coaching, policy dialogue, information and knowledge management and networking.