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Daniela Chavez

Country: Argentina

General Directorate of Worship, Government of Salta province, Argentina

Daniela Chávez is from northern Argentina and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, and a postgraduate degree in public management from the Universidad Católica of Córdoba and the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She is also a specialist in oratory, ceremony and protocol. She has worked for the state of Salta Government for ten years, but since 2015, has been in charge of General Directorate of Worship, under the Ministry of Government, Human Rights and Justice, and has been responsible for the relationship between the governor and the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church and all the recognized creeds by the Argentine state.

Her work focuses on establishing and maintaining face-to-face relationships with the different religious organizations in Salta province and promotes dialogue encounters among them. One of her most important achievements is working with refugees who are living in Salta under the Syria Program, a special humanitarian Visa treatment for people affected by the Syrian conflict. Miss Chavez sincerely believes that the importance of creating spaces for interreligious dialogue lies in the fact that it is an example that peaceful coexistence in differences is possible and necessary.