Having recently finished his PhD in Human Geography through the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focusing on interactions between citizens and decision and policy-making process, Sérgio brings ten years of a diverse set of skills and knowledge on social policy, governance, and participation in regional and urban planning process. In 2015, Sérgio earned a master’s degree in local governance and municipal participatory management through the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
He is passionate about strategies to promote inclusion and increase representation of underrepresented and marginalized groups of society in the policy-making process. Through his master’s and doctoral works, as well as through his professional and volunteer experiences, Sérgio has expertise in public policy analysis, community advisory board, and participatory planning. The main areas of interest that Sérgio has cultivated have centered around participatory governance mechanisms and how marginalized communities influence policy and legislation. He is interested in topics related to inclusion and equity and public participatio