Sylvia Aguilera García

Sylvia Aguilera García

Former Executive Director
Centro de Colaboración Cívica

Sylvia Aguilera García is a Mexican with more than two decades of experience working in human rights and peace-building. During the past 14 years she has focused her work on developing new ways to approach public conflicts in Mexico, mainly those related to land and natural resource management, as well as those associated with the advancement of human rights, the justice system and victims’ rights. Part of her work has been focused on strengthening civil society coalitions and in developing collaborative and negotiation capabilities. During the last three years she has been working with the national Movement of Relatives of Disappeared Persons in Mexico. She is a former Director of the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, and from 2012-2018 was the Executive Director of the Center for Civic Collaboration, a Mexican organization focused on the design and development of multi stakeholder dialogues. She has been consultant of the Inter American Commission of Human Rights since 2013, working to strengthen its Friendly Settlements Agreement process. She is also part of the roster of experts in mediation for the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) – Inter American Development Bank. Sylvia holds a BA in Social Psychology from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, a MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and a specialization on Working with Conflict. 

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