Karla Maass - Regional Campaigns Communications Officer, Latin America

Regional Campaigns Communications Officer, Latin America

Karla has developed her career around sustainable development issues where climate change, desertification, agriculture, citizen participation and governance are been crucial topics. She has worked mainly in civil society organisations in Chile, and in UN agencies such as ECLAC/UN and FAO - headquarter in Rome, Italy. The last two years she has been leading the Latin American effort of the Global Call for Climate Action, an international NGO, focusing in climate negotiations and national related policies in the region and building a common and transversal discurse around in adequate policies to cope climate change and ensure natural resource sustainability. Likewise, Karla is an associate researcher of the Transdiciplinary Center of Environmental Studies of Austral University of Chile (CEAM - UACh). . Karla has relevant experience in knowledge sharing and capacity building processes, network management, strategic communications and projects development. She studied Agricultural Engineering and has a Master studies in Rural Development. She has done several training courses about climate change and natural resources in the region and abroad. She believes in the power of the people role and the importance of personal attitudes towards a more just, safe and green world. She speaks Spanish and English, and  can defend herself in Portuguese too. She loves the sun, music and her almost daily yoga practice.