Making policies work

Alisa Herrero Cangas (Alumna)

  • Civil Society
  • Local Governance and Governance Processes
  • Decentralization
  • Strategic Partnership


Alisa Herrero Cangas, a Spanish national, worked as a Policy Officer at ECDPM from January 2009 to December 2016. With a background in international relations and development (Bachelor in political sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and MSc Development Studies from the London School of Economics), she specialises in the inter-institutional aspects of EU external relations and in EU development cooperation, with a focus on development effectiveness, and financing for development. Before joining ECDPM, she worked in the food security section of the European Commission Delegation in Eritrea, and for different NGOs in India, Yemen and Brussels.

Pre-ECDPM Assignments

  • Programme Officer at Islamic Relief Yemen
  • Junior Expert at EC Delegation to the State of Eritrea

Alisa Herrero Cangas

Policy Officer Strengthening European External Action Programme




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