Silvia is a consultant and social researcher in the area of natural resources governance, focusing on learning, knowledge management and network coordination. She has worked more than 13 years with global networks, campaign NGOs, research institutes, grassroots organisations and intergovernmental organisations in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. She’s currently helping the International Land Coalition plan and design the learning activities of the network at global level, with a focus on peer to peer learning. She enjoys designing visual products and finding creative solutions to communicate complex issues.
Her name originates from the Latin word for forest “Silvia” and means “spirit of the wood”, a definition she feels very comfortable with. With a deep and spontaneous passion for photography and multimedia storytelling, she’s trying to explore the role art can play in the awakening of our inherent connection with nature (www.silviaforno.com). She’s a migratory bird and needs to change her nest every couple of years at the most. Like squirrels, she hides nuts very well and forgets where – but she believes somehow one day they’ll grow like tall trees.