We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new colleague Lucia Acosta. Lucia will be our new project manager and will be supporting us with our gender projects and the gender dimension in projects in general. Lucia has worked for ten years in a consultancy company working in International Development Cooperation. Amongst other areas Lucia has managed and developed gender equality projects and she has extensive knowledge of Gender Based Violence. Previously she was Chairman of the NGO Terrafem. She has also extensive experience working with projects focusing on the interaction between public sector and civil society organisations, mainly regarding development and democracy issues including experience of project management and business development. Lucia has her roots in Uruguay and speaks fluently Spanish.