About the speaker: Graciela Romero is doctorate researcher at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University. Previously she worked for seven years as the Director of International Programmes at War on Want. She has 18 years of working experience in the development and humanitarian sector at local, national and international level. She has sectoral experience on food systems, food sovereignty, natural resource extraction, workers’ rights (in the formal and informal sector) and indigenous knowledge. She has direct experience of grassroots and community organising with peasants, women and indigenous groups using participatory methodologies in the UK and countries in Africa and Latin America. Graciela has extensive knowledge and practical experience of programme management cycle in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and campaigning. She served as Co-Chair of the London Mining Network, Chair of the Latin America Women’s Aid, Co-chair of the UK Food Group and is actively engaged in the food sovereignty movement.
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