Elisa Orbananos Hernando is a Regional Programs Officer of the Jesuit Refugee Service for Great Lakes region. She has extensive experience working with refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has worked to improve the access of displaced children to education, supported women targeted by gender-based violence, managed pastoral care projects and led complex projects in some of the most difficult crisis’s globally. She is a member of the editorial board of the pastoral academic publication Dignidade Re-Vista in Brazil and holds advanced degrees in International Development, Children’s Rights and Cultural and Social Anthropology.