Monica Wills Silva
Director - International Programmes
Monica is the Director of International Programmes for BIT EMEA. Since joining the team in 2015, she has worked with a broad range of partners including charities and international organisation (the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, CIFF), the UK government (Department For International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and police forces), as well as foreign governments in over 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, including in her native Colombia. From public health, education and tax compliance to recidivism prevention, anti-corruption, teenage pregnancy, and gender-based violence, Monica has worked on a wide range of increasingly complex policy areas.
Prior to joining the team, Monica worked with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on youth violence prevention in South Africa, the European Centre for Anti-corruption and Statebuilding (ERCAS) in Berlin and with a peacebuilding think tank in Colombia. Monica holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a BSc in Economics and a BA in Political Science from Los Andes University in Colombia.