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WYDE Civic Engagement

Network of Young Decision-makers

Part of Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative

Camila Carrasco

Public Administrator. Head of Studies and Development at the Environmental Impact Assessment Service of Chile

Active Network Member

From: Chile

Active since: 2023

Camila is a Public Administrator from the University of Santiago, Chile. During those years, she stood out, not only due to her academic qualifications but also for becoming Vice President of the student federation.

She holds a Master’s in Public Policy Research from the Latin-American Faculty of Social Sciences and has obtained two academic diplomas in Transformational leadership from the University of Santiago; and in Political Analysis from the University of Chile.

During her professional career, she worked as Deputy Director of the Division of Social Organizations at the Ministry Secretary General of Government and as Legislative Advisor for the former parliamentary representative, and current Minster of Defence, Maya Fernandez. She has also acted as Advisor for the cabinet of the current Chilean Ambassador of the UN, Paula Narvaez when she was Minister Secretary General of Government (2016-2018).

In the year 2019, she represented Chile at the “Young Global Changers, Global Solutions Initiative” held at the World Forum of Public Policies in Berlin, Germany. Finally, during the years 2020 and 2022, she worked in the Centre for Public Policy of the Catholic University of Temuco, Chile, where she developed several academic publications on public policies, environment and climate change. Among these, the coordination of “Chile, Climate Change: Thinking locally acting global” and the co-edition of the book “A New Constitution: a proposal from the Araucanía”. Her chapter for the book “New Voices from Foreign Policy: Alternatives and Proposals for Chile” was published in the chapter: “Our House on Fire: a turquoise foreign policy as an Answer to the climate crisis”. She also co-authored the chapter: “The adaptation policies to the climate crisis in Latin America: green and Decent Jobs for a new labour paradigm” from the book “Economy in Time of Crisis: perspectives for the socioecological transition in Chile”. Among the journal articles, her article in The Extractive Industries and Society journal, called “How transparency enhances public accountability: The Case of environmental governance in Chile”.

She currently is working as the Head of studies and development at the Environmental Impact Assessment Service of Chile.

Camila Carrasco Related Activities

Date: 06/15/2023

First meeting of the Network of Young Decision-makers

WYDE Civic Engagement Network of Young Decision-Makers brings together a group of exceptional young leaders under 36 years old who are active in politics and in decision-making bodies and who have already reached positions of influence from which they can advocate for greater youth political participation.

From 11/12/2023 to 11/14/2023

Policy Lab Network of Young Decision-Makers 2023- 12 November | “Youth Rethinking Social Development for People and Planet”

The Network of Young Decision-Makers will contribute to the discussions of Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2023

From 09/21/2023 to 09/22/2023

Delegation to The UN General Assembly (UNGA) 2023

Members of the Network will hold different meetings and participate in various planned activities.