Ana Elia Ramon Hidalgo
Ana Elia Ramon Hidalgo (Spain), MSc, PhD is co-founder and current co-director of the
Cultural Environmental Human Development Association (CEHDA), a migrant justice non
profit that supports, offer trainings and hosts marginalized migrant youth in Catalonia to
overcome legal, administrative and work-related challenges. The organization also works in
Ghana supporting local civil society and communities in the Savannah Region to restore
and develop local and resilient agroecological practices and career paths.
She is a trained facilitator focussed on community well-being facilitation processes and a
Net-Map consultant employing social network analysis for community engagement to help
groups work better together.
Rooted in feminist political ecology theory, her PhD investigated the role of gender,
ethnicity, social capital and social networks in forest conservation and community
empowerment. Ana Elia also holds a Master of Science in Forestry and Society (2010) from
the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering (2006) from
the University of Lleida and a Technical Engineering Degree in Agriculture (2003) from
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