In May 2018, the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Bolivia and Peru named Lionel Vigil as the Andes representative in the Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG).
Lionel holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands and degrees in education and health sciences from Peru. He has considerable experience in planning, implementing and evaluating rural development programmes using rights-based, gender and cross-cultural approaches to support marginalised communities in Peru and Bolivia and in related advocacy activities. Since 2012, he is the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for World Neighbors (Vecinos Mundiales), which is the host organisation of Prolinnova-Peru. Vigil also coordinates the Country Platform in Peru.