Alicia Jimenez

Nationality: Costa Rica


Alicia Jimenez has been working in conservation and environmental governance since 1998, after she graduated as a biologist from the University of Costa Rica.  She holds a Master in Science degree on Resource Development from Michigan State University, and currently is PhD Candidate (La Salle University).  In her work with NGOs (IUCN Mesoamerica, Coopesolidar) and with Universities (Center for Latin American Studies at Michigan State University, and the National University of Costa Rica) she published several materials, including her thesis, on protected areas governance, the politics of participation in conservation projects, and specific topics such as analysis of the payment for environmental services in Costa Rica.

In her current job with the Earth Charter International Secretariat and Center for Education for Sustainable Development, she has been working in the area of ethics and sustainability in education, compiling case studies on ESD, one of them is an analysis of a teacher training process on ESD that took place in Costa Rica, and published an article in a special issue of the Journal on ESD (Sage publications). Her main research interest is on ethics-based sustainability assessment.  Alicia participated in a research project with the University of Brighton (UK) and Charles University (Czech Republic) that generated a values-based assessment framework for education processes. An article was published on this in the journal called Sustainability. 


Recent Publications:

  • Jimenez, A; Williamson, D (eds). 2014. “The heart of the matter. Infusing sustainability values in education.” Earth Charter International.
  • Gemma Burford, Elona Hoover, Ismael Velasco, Svatava Janoušková, Alicia Jimenez, Georgia Piggot, Dimity Podger l and Marie K. Harder. Bringing the “Missing Pillar” into Sustainable Development Goals: Towards Intersubjective Values-Based Indicators. Sustainability 2013, 5, 3035-3059.
  • Jimenez, A. 2010. “CREADS, a teacher training course on ESD in Costa Rica.  Journal of Education for Sustainable Development”. 4 (2) 2010. Sage Publications and CEE.