Santiago studied sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He has a DESS in Globalization and Social Regulation from the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne, where he is currently finishing his Doctorate in Social Sciences, conducting a research on social movements and political crises in Bolivia.
In Geneva he joined the Social Movements and Civil Society Program of United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), where he participated in studies on the dynamics and actions of civil society in different countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
He worked at UNDP Bolivia, participating in the elaboration of several national and sub-national reports, as well as in UNDP’s support to different processes of dialogue and consensus building. He was also part of the PAPEP-Bolivia team, where he co-designed and coordinated the implementation of conflict prevention and peace-building projects.
He is a member of the Roster of Experts for Rapid Response (ExpRes) of the BCPR, as Program Design Specialist in ??Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding and of the Roster of Conflict Prevention and Democratic Dialogue of the RBLAC.
Languages able to use as practitioner: Spanish, English, French
Xenia has a postgraduate degree in Management and a bachelors degree in Economics. She has previous working experience in FAO in administrative issues and monitoring and evaluation. She also worked at the Technological University of Panama as Administrative Assistant. Currently she assists the Conflict Prevention and Dialogue Area on administrative and finantial issues.
Languages able to use as practitioner: Spanish, English