Our biggest motivation is the impact your initiative creates

GIP – Public Interest Management – is a consulting firm which acts alongside philanthropic institutions, NGOs, international organizations, networks, social movements, enterprises, public agencies and their initiatives. We assist these organizations with any technical, institutional or management challenges they might face.

Our multidisciplinary team brings together diverse and complementary experiences and is networked with the key actors in the area in Brazil and in other countries.

We channel our experiences and knowledge into creative, innovative and powerful work methods that, in close partnership with our clients and effective networking systems, contribute to the viability, impact and longevity of organizations, programs and projects.

History, mission and values

GIP was founded in 2011 by Ana Toni and Cecilia Perlingeiro, professionals with profound expertise in developing socio-environmental projects in organizations such as Ford Foundation, Greenpeace, ActionAid and the BrazilFoundation. Their motivation was to provide support to civil society organizations in any technical or management challenges they might be facing.

GIP’s first project was Norte de Saberes, developed for Carlos Chagas Foundation, where they provided technical and financial support to civil society organizations and governments throughout the educational landscape of the Amazon region. They were motivated by the precarious public education system in the North of Brazil, the low level of state assistance to rural education, the feeble student performance and the vulnerability of the social actors in the field.

From 2013, GIP started to expand its operation and now advises a number of organizations, groups and individuals in areas such as philanthropy, democracy, human rights, environment, climate change, urban mobility and education. This wide-ranging spectrum is a reflection of our associates diverse expertises and interests.

To bring together different stakeholders and knowledge in the promotion of social and environmental justice.


  • Civil society protagonism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Independence
  • Solid methodologies
  • Collaboration and interdependence
  • To not be resigned
  • Lightness

The GIP method

We work in close partnership with the organizations we advise, getting to know them deeply and assessing their challenges. Therefore, we get involved with their context, their main issues and their biggest challenges.

We develop solutions for specific demands, following its implementation and, when needed, acting directly to ensure great results.

Our solutions combine technologies and well-know work methods with originally crafted strategies and tools to tackle specific needs.

Our team is constantly seeking out new methods and strategies used by corporate companies and third sector organisations so GIP can offer the best results for our clients.

The follow-up is constant throughout the process. This approach allows us to measure the effectiveness and the impact created by each initiative while also making room to correct courses if needed or spot new opportunities for the project.


We work with a main multidisciplinary team that brings together diverse and complementary experiences, as well as a group of expert consultants who are invited to contribute according to the characteristics of each project, thus offering a personalized service to each client.

Ana Toni

Director, consultant and founding partner of GIP and executive director of the Climate and Society Institute (ICS). Ana was director of the Ford Foundation in Brazil, executive director of ActionAid Brasil and policy advisor to ActionAid UK. She has worked on projects to eradicate poverty and inequality through community development initiatives, as well as projects to provide access to justice through public policies and national and global campaigns. She was the director of the policy unit of Greenpeace International, senior adviser to Greenpeace Germany, chair of the advising board for Greenpeace Brazil and, from 2011 to 2017, chair of the advising board of Greenpeace International. She was also a member of the boards of GIFE, the Wikimedia Foundation, the Institute of Social Technology (ITS) and the Press Observatory. She is currently a member of the editorial advising board of Le Monde Diplomatique Brazil and the boards of the Baobá Fund for Racial Equality and the Gold Standard.She is part of the Network of Brazilian Women Leaders for Sustainability. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and social studies from Swansea University, a master's degree in world economic policy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a PhD in Political Science from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

Carlos Correia de Alcântara

Carlos is the administrative and financial coordinator of GIP since 2016. He has developed his experience in administrative and financial management in companies such as IBM, Ana Couto Branding, Design and Vieira and Rezende Advogados. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and post-graduate in Controlling and Finance.

Email: gip@gip.net.br

Juliana Ramos Luiz

Consultora do GIP desde 2018. Atuou como pesquisadora e colaboradora em diferentes setores da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (no Centro de Pesquisa em Direito e Economia, CPDE; no Centro de Relações Internacionais, CRI; e no Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação em História Contemporânea, CPDOC). Atuou também como professora de relações internacionais pela Universidade Cândido Mendes. Tem experiência nas áreas de políticas públicas para desenvolvimento rural, social e sustentável, cooperação sul-sul, política externa, movimentos sociais e sociedade civil transnacional, além de organismos internacionais. É formada em direito pela UERJ e em história pela UNIRIO, com mestrado em relações internacionais pelo PPGRI/UERJ e doutorado em ciência política pelo IESP/UERJ. Atualmente é pesquisadora do Laboratório de Análise Política Mundial, LABMUNDO. Contato: juliana@gip.net.br

Letícia Vieira

Consultora do GIP desde 2019. Bacharel em Relações Internacionais pela Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), mestre em Políticas Públicas em Direitos Humanos (NEPP-DH – UFRJ). Tem experiência em análise de cenários, assessoria de projetos e fortalecimento de capacidades de organizações da sociedade civil com passagens pelo Consulado Geral do Peru, Comitê Nacional para Refugiados (CONARE), Fundo Social Elas e CAMTRA (Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora).
Atua como professora de francês e tradutora há mais de 7 anos. É membro do Comitê Global de Assessoras da FRIDA Fund desde 2018.

Email: leticia@gip.net.br

Stella Pieve

Stella has been a consultant at GIP since 2016. She is a biologist and has worked as a teacher in elementary and high school as well as a tutor in rural development to the undergrad class at University of Rio Grande do Sul. She has experience in creating technical reports and ethnographic surveys on immaterial and socio-environmental heritage as well as identifying and fixing the boundaries for quilombola lands. Stella also is an advisor in social education for recyclers groups. She holds a degree in biology from the Federal University of Pelotas, a master's degree in rural development and a PhD in social anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Email: stella@gip.net.br

Sandra Mara Ramos dos Santos

General services assistant since 2018.

Email: sandra@gip.net.br


Graciela Hopstein

Graciela is an associate consultant with GIP since 2017 as well as the executive coordinator of the Philanthropy Network for Social Justice. Researcher and consultant in third sector organizations, she has previously worked in Agency 21, Institute Dialog, Iets, Comunitas, BrazilFoundation, Social Fund Elas, Rio Institute, Rio como Vamos and Socioambiental Fund CASA. She has done evaluation research of public policies for organizations in both the public and private sectors such as FINEP, SEBRAE, SETRAB, the Ministry of Culture, Vale, Shell, Energias do Brasil and for international organizations such as IDB and Urgent Action Fund for Latin America. She was a research associate with Labtec / UFRJ and LPP / UERJ and the Nupef Institute. She teaches higher education in undergraduate programs (UBA and UFF) and postgraduate programs (Centro Universitário da Cidade / IPEJUR and CEDAP / UFF and CEAD / UNIRIO). She recently served as executive director of the Rio Institute. Author of books and articles, Graciela acted as a fellow of the 2014 Senior International Fellows Program from The City University of New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), a master's degree in education from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and a PhD in social policy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). 

Email: graciela@gip.net.br

Marco Antonio Teixeira

Marco has been a consultant at GIP since 2017. He has acted as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program in Brazil and for the National Confederation of Agricultural Workers. He was social manager for the program UPP Social / Territories of Peace from the State Department of Rio de Janeiro for Social Assistance and Human Rights and collaborator for the National Program for Youth Inclusion. Marco has experience in social movements and civil society, human rights, rural development, social, sustainable and public policies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from UERJ and in history from UNIRIO, a master's degree in social sciences from UFRRJ and a PhD in sociology from IESP / UERJ. He is also a visiting scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Email: marco@gip.net.br