Job Title: Programme Manager, Capacity Development
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7747 6548
Email: b.nieto@commonwealth.int

Belisario joined the Commonwealth Foundation in 2014.

In his role as Programme Manager, he is responsible for the management and implementation of the capacity development model of the Foundation and contributes to the synergy and coherence across all areas and programmes in the Foundation.  Prior to this he worked in ARTICLE 19 as Head of Impact and Effectiveness and in Progressio for 9 years, first coordinating Programmes in Latin America and became its Learning Manager. He has worked for Christian Aid and CAFOD managing their programmes in Central America and South America respectively. He has done some consultancy work for DFID, Oxfam and The University of Liverpool and is a founder member of the Colombian Human Rights Committee.

Belisario holds a BA (Hons) in Iberian and Latin American politics and literature from University College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in NGO Management from Cass Business School. He has lived in Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Belisario enjoys walking in the countryside and dancing.