FAROL is powered by a collaboration of Portuguese and Spanish based organisations working at the intersection of human rights and innovation.

Daniela Coutinho

Co-Founder & Project Coordinator Portugal

Raúl Celda

Co-Founder & Project Coordinator Spain


Partnerships For Humanity is a Porto based consultancy specialising in bringing together policy, NGO’s and creatives on projects designed to impact change within environmental and social sustainability.

Specialised in the management of development cooperation projects, the consultancy has established  itself with a view to developing actions that meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by fostering collaboration between the Portuguese Government and municipalities, the United Nations, scientific and cultural institutions and a robust network of local and globally based talent.

Notable projects include the creation of social and environmental development projects, as well an anti-poaching program for the Gorongosa National Park Foundation and strategy and management of projects for Parley For the Oceans within Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries.

Founder Daniela Coutinho has a background in law and human rights, she serves as FAROL’s Co-founder and Program Director Portugal.


Madrid based Fundación Española Por Los Derechos Humanos is a private and non-profit foundation that works for the promotion, protection and defence of Human Rights.

The organisation exists to reduce causes of poverty and injustice through the implementation of advocacy, education and solutions that initiate social change based on a criteria of Justice, Peace, Equity, Equal Rights and Opportunities between Women and Men, Democracy, Participation, Solidarity and Care for the Environment.

President and co-founder of FĒDDHH Raúl Celda serves as FAROL’s Co-Founder and Program Director Spain. With a background in law, he has been working for the promotion and defense of human rights in various organisations for more than twenty years. An expert in national and international awareness campaigns and citizen participation, he carried out international development cooperation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, such as Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Senegal, Mozambique, Benin, Bangladesh, India, Paraguay, El Salvador and Brazil.

Raul currently works for the Thomson Reuters Foundation as Program Manager for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.


A collaborative innovation consultancy based in Lisbon with global reach. A team of experts in managing corporate open innovation, pilot-oriented projects with highly-curated startups, and designing products and services alongside in-company teams.