Our Team

We are a professional, multidisciplinary team with verified experience in local management applied to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

We develop innovative methodologies for citizen participation. We are urban planners, strategists, engineers, lawyers, political scientists, psychologists, economists, communicators, among others, with extensive experience in local issues.

Daniela Chacón
DANIELA CHACÓN ARIAS

Expert in the implementation of urban public policies with a gender and citizen participation focus. Lawyer and Master in Public Administration. Fulbright Scholar.

Coordinator of Quito Cómo Vamos. City councilor of Quito from 2014 to 2019. Vice Mayor of Quito from 2014 to 2016. Creator of the program for the prevention of sexual violence in the public transportation system of Quito. Co-founder of the Women in Motion Initiative, and member of the Placemaking Leadership Council.

Executive Director
Gabriel Ocampo
GABRIEL OCAMPO

Lawyer graduated from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, with a Master’s degree in Political Communication from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Specialized in regulatory and public policy development, public and political affairs management, human rights, and citizen participation.

Subdirector

Ángela Amoroso
ÁNGELA AMOROSO

Communications professional graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, with a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication Management from the EAE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

She has developed her professional experience as a communication strategist for citizen services in different national and local public sector institutions. She specializes in communication focused on transportation and mobility.

Comunicator

María José Uribe
MARÍA JOSÉ URIBE

International relations professional, graduated from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, specialized in public policy with a gender perspective.

Author of the national and international dissemination report entitled “National Meeting of Rural Women, Parity Democracy, and Agenda 2030. Experiences, Challenges, and Proposals of Rural Women in Ecuador” within the International Framework of the United Nations, Agenda 2030.

Project Assistant

Cristian Prado
CHRISTIAN PARRADO

Anthropologist specialized in cities, land policies, and climate change in Latin America. Urban pedestrian and cyclist.

Experienced and interested in citizen participation, housing and habitat, segregation, urban mobility, innovation, among other topics. Passionate about community work, research, ethnography, and the use of geographic information systems.

Capable of handling participatory methodologies for intervention and work with multiple actors.

Project Assistant

Gladys
GLADYS MELENDEZ

Management Assistance Technologist with a diploma in Public-Private Partnerships.

I have experience in both the public and private sectors working on projects related to mobility, solid waste management, sanitation, and local government. I am convinced that data is crucial for making informed decisions in public policy.

Project Assistant

Our founding partners

DANIELA CHACÓN ARIAS

Expert in the implementation of urban public policies with a gender and citizen participation focus. Lawyer and Master of Public Administration. Fulbright Scholar.

Coordinator of Quito Cómo Vamos. City Council Member of Quito from 2014 to 2019. Vice Mayor of Quito from 2014 to 2016. Creator of the program for the prevention of sexual violence in the public transportation system of Quito. Co-founder of the Women in Movement Initiative, Member of the Placemaking Leadership Council.

GABRIEL OCAMPO

Lawyer graduated from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, with a Master’s degree in Political Communication from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Specialized in regulatory and public policy development, public and political affairs management, human rights, and citizen participation.

CÉSAR SALAZAR

Book, art, theater, wine lover and Deportivo Quito (local football club) fan. 

Bachelor degree in communication and literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and  Certified degree in Ecuadorian art studies from the Central University of Ecuador.

GALO CÁRDENAS

Sustainable transport planner with a human centered focus. Specialist in gender, sustainability and environment perspectives with experience in promoting public policies for sustainable, healthy, fair and resilient cities.

He holds a Masters degree in Transport Sustainability from the University of Leeds in the UK. He has worked as a consultant at Inter-American Development Bank and Development Bank of Latin America.

GABRIELA MONCAYO

Corporate communicator with six years of experience; designing creative and effective communication plans for brands and public figures through ¨managing coherence¨. Activist at social networks.

Master degree in Communication Management and Corporate Image from the EAE Business School. Bachelor in Corporate Communication from the University of the Americas, Ecuador.

DAVID JÁCOME

Extensive experience in sustainable project management on environmental and social dimensions.

Masters degree in Architecture focused on Construction Engineering and a Major in Sustainable Development Technologies at Delft University of Technology. Bachelor in Architecture from Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

MARCELO ESPINEL

Lawyer from the Central University of Ecuador. He has been involved in Civil Society in Ecuador programs from 2002, especially in the promotion and defense of Human Rights as well as transparency and accountability of National Governments.

Nowadays he serves as an important actor at different Civil Society organizations that promote Human Rights and the public discussion of political topics directly from web platforms. 

YLENIA QUINTANA

Passionate about gender subjects, women and citizen empowerment and human rights defender. Lover of recreational reading, sport and culture. Bachelor in Economy from Central University of Ecuador.

DIEGO HURTADO

Professor, citizen activist. Architect from the Universidade Federal do Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Masters degree in Architecture, focus in Urban design from the Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro of Manabí, Ecuador.

FELIX FARÍAS

Graduate in Psychology from Central University of Venezuela, he got a Master degree in Public Management at Higher Studies Institute of Administration (IESA) and active member of  Innovation and Leadership Latinoamerican Network of Georgetown University.