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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Pedro Telles AFSEE

Pedro Telles

Co-founder and Director, Quid

Pedro is an advocacy, civic engagement and public policy expert from Brazil with extensive experience building and leading civil society organizations and movements, as well as working in government and philanthropic institutions. He is the Co-founder and Director of Quid, a comms and mobilization lab for democratic and progressive causes.

He is a Co-founder of the Advocacy Hub, Brazil's first organization dedicated to capacity-building and network-building for advocacy professionals; Engajamundo, a leading youth-cantered civic engagement and campaigning non-profit; and Bancada Ativista, a pioneering independent movement focused on electing activists for legislature. Pedro is also a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas' School of International Relations (FGV-RI).

His previous experience includes work at Greenpeace, Purpose, Luminate, THNK, Oxfam, Legislative Assembly of São Paulo and Brazil Human Rights Fund, among others. He has Lived and worked in countries across Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, managing teams and projects at the local, national and international levels.

In 2012, Pedro was one of four people selected by The Elders to work with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, the former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland and the former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso in a project related to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

He is a board member at democraciaAbierta (Latin American arm of openDemocracy), data_labe (media and research nonprofit based in Rio de Janeiro's Maré favela), IDIS (nonprofit dedicated to support and promote strategic philanthropy in Brazil), Engajamundo and Advocacy Hub.

He holds a master’s in Development Studies with distinction from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, as well as postgraduate degrees in Economics and in Political Science, and a bachelor's degree in Social Communications. 


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