Cecilia Milesi

Cecilia Milesi
Senior advisor
ODI- global affairs think tank
Founder Subir al Sur and Global Change Center


Cecilia is a Latin American sociologist with over 25 years of experience providing strategic advice to multilateral organizations, grant-makers, non-governmental organizations, and social movements in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe with the vision to create a world of dignity for all. Today, she is the Senior Advisor on Decolonizing Research Partnerships at ODI – a global affairs think-tank with offices in London, Washington and Brussels.

Cecilia Milesi is the founder of Subir al Sur, today a SES Foundation’s programme promoting youth leadership and intercultural volunteering. Currently she is a member of Subir al Sur’s Advisory Board. Cecilia also established Global Change Center, a South-South platform raising Global South voices with the aim to catalyse change processes.

Cecilia has provided strategic advise to some of the most renowned organizations from around the world: United Nations agencies (UNDP, UN-Women, UNV, UNOSSC, UNSSC), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Amnesty International (International Secretariat), CDA-Collaborative Learning, Save the Children, Ford Foundation, Luminate, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Oxfam GB, Conciliation Resources, the Kering Foundation, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), among many others.