Media & Press

Are you a journalist and want to know more about the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT? Do you need an expert on climate, food systems, landscapes, crops, agrobiodiversity, or digital and gender inclusion? Would you like to invite one of our researchers or managers to an event? Are you planning to visit one of our centers? 

If so, below you can find the contact information of the people who can help you. 

Who to contact

Global Requests 

Eliot Gee, Science Comms Officer, based in Rome, Italy
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Elvis Lyonga, Media Consultant, based in Barcelona, Spain
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Chiara Villani, Engagement and Events Officer, based in Rome, Italy 
[email protected] 


Edith Mutui, Africa Comms Officer, based in Nairobi, Kenya
[email protected]  

Digital Comms

Andrea Gentile, Digital Comms Team Leader, based in Rome, Italy
[email protected] 


Adriana Varón, Americas Comms Officer, based in Palmira, Colombia
[email protected]


Ysabel Lee, Asia Comms Officer, based in Reading, United Kingdom
[email protected]

Global Comms

Julio Mario Fernandez, Comms Director, based in Cali, Colombia
[email protected]

Brand (more info here)

Victoria Rengifo, Publications, Brand, and Graphic Design Team Leader, based in Cali, Colombia
[email protected]

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