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Hi all, I’m Astrid, living for more than 20 years in El Salvador, but originally coming from Belgium.
I am an economist and anthropologist with a master’s in Social & Cultural Anthropology and Local Development.
I have been working in the field of development for more than 20 years, which has been a very enriching journey. During these years I have learned a lot from the people around me and the organizations I have worked for, allowing me to dedicate myself to promoting social structural change in order to include disadvantaged people and communities in economic development.
During 15 years, I’ve been regional director of Trias in Central America, where i’ve experienced the deeply rooted unbalances in powerrelations, and certainly in gender relations. As from 2022, I will become gender coordinator for Trias worldwide, which will be a new adventure to work with people all over the world in the search of personal empowerment and justice in society. My passion always has been sharing storries by great pictures and strong words of strong people. Looking forward to strengthen my comprehension on the topics and to put it in place also more for our research.