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Sergio Guillen Grillo

Company: Texas Tech University-Costa Rica

Position: Researcher, Faculty


Energy and environmental policy and public engagement researcher and practitioner with 30 years of experience in renewable energy and 20 years of practice in conflict resolution. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at the Australian National University. Part-time faculty and researcher in Engineering and Government at Texas Tech University-Costa Rica. My academic background is in Environmental Security and Peace (M.A.-University for Peace), Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng-Carleton University) and Natural Resource Organization Management (PGCert-University of Michigan). Internationally Certified Mediator since 2002.


Guillén, S. (2013) Guía Metodológica para el Proceso de Diálogo Social de la Plataforma de Encuentros Honduras Sí. [Methodology Handbook for the Social Dialogue Process in the Collaborative Platform “Honduras Sí”]. San José: FUNPADEM.
Coto, O. and Guillén, S. (2012) Issues and challenges for accelerating energy access in the Central American Region: A discussion towards enhancing advocacy and cooperation among civil society organizations. San José: HIVOS.
Stark, J., Guillen, S. and Brady, C. (2012). Follow the Water: Emerging Issues of Climate Change and Conflict in Peru. Washington, D.C.: United States Agency for International Development.
Guillen, S., Paniagua, F. and Arias, R. (2011). Manual de Formación en Negociación Basada en Intereses. 2a Ed. [Interest-Based Bargaining Training Handbook 2nd Ed.]. San Jose: USAID-PACT-FUNPADEM.
Central American Bank for Economic Integration – CABEI. (2010, January). Guia para el desarrollo de proyectos de energía renovable [Handbook for the development of renewable energy projects]. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Author. Six volumes, one for each Central American country. Co-authored with Oscar Coto, Ph.D. and Manuel
Ossenbach, M.Sc.
Guillen, S. (2009). Reshuffling Democracy: Exploring Deliberative Environmental Governance in Costa Rica’s Electricity Sector. M.A. Thesis in Environmental Security and Peace undertaken at the University for Peace, Costa Rica.
Guillen, S. and Paniagua, F. (2006). Negociación y Colaboración en Comanejo: Guía para el manejo colaborativo de áreas protegidas. [Negotiation and Collaboration in Co-Management: A guide for the collaborative management of protected areas]. San Jose: CEDARENA.
Chaves, S. and Guillen, S. (2003). Herramientas para el fortalecimiento de habilidades de gestión política de organizaciones campesinas en América Central [Tools for strengthtening the political advocacy capabilities of campesino organizationas in Central America] San Jose, Costa Rica: CEDARENA.
Aguilar, A., Castillo, P., Guillén, S. and Rojas, A.V. (2002). Guía del contexto legal e institucional para la resolución de conflictos socioambientales en Costa Rica. [Guide to the legal and institutional context for the resolution of socio-environmental conflicts in Costa Rica]. San Jose, Costa Rica: CEDARENA.
Guillen, S. (1992). The Population-Resources Discourse: Social costs and ideological impact on race, poverty and the environment In: Austin, Diane (Ed) Environmental Equity: Issues of Race and Poverty. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. School of Natural Resources


Ph.D. (Cand). Public Policy and Governance, Crawford School of Public Policy. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
M.A. in Environmental Security and Peace. University for Peace. Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica.
Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Organization Management. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). Carleton University. Ottawa, Canada.