Ines M. Pousadela

Ines M. Pousadela

Senior Research Specialist, CIVICUS

Biography

Inés Pousadela is Senior Research Specialist with CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. She is also the Open Government Partnership’s IRM researcher for Argentina and teaches Comparative Politics and Global Civil Society at Universidad ORT in Montevideo, Uruguay. Inés holds a PhD in Political Science (Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina), a master’s degree in Economic Sociology (IDAES-UNSAM, Argentina), and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. Prior to joining CIVICUS, she alternated between academic research in the area of Latin American studies (at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University and American University), and independent consultancy with NGOs and international organizations (UNDP, IDB). She has produced several books, chapters and journal articles on democratization, political representation, social mobilization, participation and accountability, as well as resources for civil society practitioners in Latin America. In her present role with CIVICUS, she focuses on civic space restrictions, civil society trends on gender and inclusion, resourcing and volunteering, legitimacy and accountability, and social movement activity around the world.

What do you foresee as the most important development in international grantmaking in the next 5 years?

I foresee, or rather hope to see, a rise in feminist grantmaking at the service of the social movements that are in fact changing the world for the better.