Breakout Session: Save the Dream: Sport for Peace, Sustainable and Inclusive Development
Nelsa Curbelo is an Uruguayan Ecuadorian who lives in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is an educator, currently directing the Conflict Management and Peace Culture Center “Más Paz”, of the Municipality of Guayaquil and a columnist for “El Universo” newspaper. She was the Latinamerican coordinator of the Peace and Justice Service and the Director of “Ser Paz” Corporation. Nelsa has developed extensive work with urban youth gangs, achieving the conversion of extremely conflictive groups. Sport has been the key factor in this process. She has also participated as mediator in peace talks between armed actors, and during indigenous uprisings in 1990 in Ecuador. Her work has earned numerous awards.