Orazio Belletini
Co-founder and former Executive Director, Grupo FARO

Orazio is a social entrepreneur, public policy expert, and a think tank manager. He has trained graduated students, Ecuadorian mayors and local government officials in local finances, development policies and public reforms at the Catholic University in Ecuador (PUCE), Latin AmericanFaculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and the University of Murcia, Spain. After his graduation at the Kennedy School of Government with a Master in PublicAdministration and Public Policy in 2004, Orazio has advised international agencies, civil society organizations and governments in México, Guatemala, Spain and Paraguay in issues related to the role of knowledge in the policy process, education, social change and institutional reform. Orazio is the co-founder and former Executive Director of Grupo FARO, a think-and-do tank based in Ecuador and co-founder and former member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Initiative of Research for Public Policy – ILAIPP. Orazio is co-founder and Executive Director of FUEGOS a civil society organization aimed at transforming food systems to promote health, identity and shared prosperity.  He was awarded as an Ashoka and Avina Fellow in 2008 and has been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy.


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