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Paulina Ibarra

2021 Fellow

Executive Director, Fundación Multitudes and Chair, Civil Society Pillar of the Community of Democracies

VVEngage 2021

Paulina Ibarra is the Executive Director of the Multitudes Foundation in Chile and the first elected Chair of the Civil Society Pillar of the Community of Democracies. She has global experience in the areas of transparency, citizen participation and accountability and has worked in government, private sector and international organizations. In Washington, Paulina worked with the Open Government Partnership during the administration of President Obama and advised the World Bank on issues of education and digital activism. She was the first delegate of Citizen Participation for the Ministry General Secretariat of the Government of Chile and she contributed to the development of communication policies of the National Consumer Service. She is currently a member of four Advisory Councils of Ministries and Services, including the Council for Transparency.

Paulina holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in politics from Marymount University, and an master’s degree in Communication from Georgetown University (USA).