Alfonso Castellanos

Domain of Expertise: Cultural and creative industries, Cultural statistics and indicators
Nationality: Mexico
Mr. Castellanos is a Social Anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience in the culture sector focusing on cultural information systems, statistics and indicators, and policy evaluation. As an independent consultant for international organizations such as UNESCO, the Organization of American States, the Organization of Ibero-American States and the Inter-American Development Bank, he has coordinated regional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and national projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Peru and Mozambique. He has imparted workshops in Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Persian Gulf. He acted as expert for the Inter-American Development Bank for developing the Cultural Information System of the Americas with the participation of 26 countries (www.sicla.org), was Leader of the Task Force that reviewed the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Culture Statistics, and was Coordinator of Strategy and Prospective Studies in CONACULTA (Mexico), an area in charge of generating, disseminating and analyzing information with cultural policy purposes.