Elaine Ford

Elaine Ford

Peru Chapter

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Elaine Ford is the director and founder of Democracy & Development International (D&D International) based in Lima, Peru. She is the director and creator of the Digital Democracy Program promoted by D&D International. President of the Internet Society (ISOC) Peru Chapter and Member of the Steering Committee of ISOC Chapters Advisory Council. Member of the Committee of Women Leaders of the Americas. Professor of the Communications Faculty of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC).

Master in International Studies of the University of Chile, approved with Maximum Distinction. Postgraduate Studies in International Human Rights Law of the University of Nottingham, England. Journalist of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). She has a Specialization in Collaborative Solutions and Innovation in Government at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, United States.

She was invited by the German government to the Digitalization Program in the cities Berlin and Hannover (2018). She has won the Chevening Scholarships of the British Council and Fulbright. He has participated in the programs: International Visitors Program and Youth Leaders of the United States Department of State.

She obtained the "Woman Leader and International Entrepreneur Award” (ODM Peru, 2019), the "Iberoamerican Leading Woman 2018 Award” (Peru, 2018), "Young Leader Award” from the International Young Leaders Foundation (Argentina, 2010) and was designated “Distinguished Visitor” by the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, of the University of Cincinnati School of Law in Ohio (United States).

He permanently lectures on the topics of his specialty and publishes opinion articles in various newspapers in Peru and abroad.

Author of the book: “The challenge of digital democracy. Towards an interconnected citizenship” (2019), presented in the cities of Lima, Berlin and Santo Domingo.

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