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Julia Corvalan

Strategy Adviser, Fundación Paraguaya

Biography

Julia Corvalan is an international development practitioner from Paraguay. Having worked in the field since 2007, Julia has expertise in a variety of areas ranging from micro-finance & micro-enterprise development, to entrepreneurial education & financial literacy.

In her role as Country Manager of the Tanzania operation of the Fundacion Paraguaya (FP), she led a US$ 5.7 million south-south cooperation program that is replicating social technology developed in South America, in Africa. The program took to scale the FP's innovative secondary school model- the Financially Self-Sufficient (FSS) School, which enables schools to offset operating costs through entrepreneurial activities that simultaneously generate income and give youth hands-on business experience.

Julia is currently pursuing her PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School (UK) and serves as a 2016 New Voices Fellow with the Aspen Institute. In 2014, she was recognized as a Young Global Leader at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.