KS Team

Simone Staiger-Rivas

Knowledge Sharing Specialist

Simone Staiger-Rivas

Simone Staiger-Rivas, Knowledge Sharing specialist, is a trained social communicator.

She has a Masters Degree in Administration of Telecommunications from Dauphine University, Paris.

Her first professional experience was as a product manager in marketing of electronic advertising in France. In 1996 she moved to Colombia where she started to coordinate Web-publishing activities at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in Cali.

As a member of CIAT's Communications Unit, Simone worked also on projects related to ICTs for Development before getting actively involved in the Knowledge Sharing Project of the CGIAR's ICT-KM Program.

Simone is married to Mauricio Rivas, a Colombian citizen and is mother of three sons.