David Ardila R. is part of the subnational GGGI Colombia team as the Regional Sr. Associate for Meta. He is responsible for providing technical advice to relevant sub-national counterparts focused on the Department of Meta identified with Green Growth opportunities, structuring projects, and enhanced financial resources management. He also contributes to coordinate new initiatives and partnerships with the private sector, academic institutions; and liaison with national-level policies, investments, and initiatives that have a local impact.
He has more than ten years of experience in social and economic affairs and private-public partnerships. He has worked for Colombian Catholic Church Organizations, local NGOs, UNDP, UNODC, local Universities, among others.
He speaks Spanish, English, and German. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, two advanced degrees in International Cooperation and Human Rights from Colombian Universities, and two Master’s degrees from the Public Administration Univesity in Spain and Social Work with a focus in Education and Integration in Germany.