Walquiria advises CIG clients on community engagement and social investment. She has developed training materials and taught a course on social investments, and undertook research for social due diligence and local content projects.
Previously, as a development specialist and a partnerships fellow, Walquiria undertook assignments for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Cambodia, for Human Rights Watch office in London and for a mining company in Mozambique. Walquiria’s experience includes management, monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholders development programs as well as research on social issues in the coal mining industry, land rights, contract transparency and related human rights standards. She has also been involved in independent monitoring and reporting on women rights and working conditions in Cambodian garment factories.
Walquiria holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) and an MBA in Project Management from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-Brazil). She is a native Portuguese speaker, fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some French.