Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Juliana Carvalho Cortes Silva

Juliana Carvalho Cortes Silva

Project Manager, CCM Design

Juliana Carvalho Cortes Silva works with communication and design projects related to civic-tech and open-data projects at CCM Design, a creative studio based in Canada. She collaborates with the production of data visualizations, online experiences and digital products and has worked with projects of the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), from the Canadian International Development Research Centre, and the Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO), among others. She also volunteers at CHAYN, a network that addresses gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online. Previously, she worked as a consultant with the MERCOSUR´s Human Rights Public Policy Institute (IPPDH-MERCOSUR), based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working under the Research and Information Management Department. Her main activities involve applied research projects that encompass a rights-based approach to inform public policy processes and facilitate international cooperation initiatives, as well as collaborating with the institute’s training programs and publication actions. She was responsible for the actualization and strengthening of the MERCOSUR’s Human Rights Institutionality Information System (SISUR). Also at the Institute, she collaborated with the International Humanitarian Cooperation Project, focused on migrants, refugees, stateless persons and victims of human trafficking.

She holds an M.A. in Human Settlements and Environment, a B.A. in International Relations, and specializations in Strategic Project Management and Geographical Information Systems. Her research interests include the potential of information technologies as tools for both civic engagement and local resilience building, rights-based approach to public policy and territorial planning, international cooperation and natural-hazards risk management, cross-border human mobility and socio-spatial analysis.