Camilo Ortega P. M.Sc. is GGGI Senior Country Officer in Colombia, where he is responsible for developing substantive inputs and analyses to the development, delivery, and assessment of work programs and activities at country level, especially those related to Land Use and Climate Change. This includes organizing program activities across green growth planning, capacity building and country specific knowledge development for effective result deliveries; maintaining effective program reporting and communication internally and externally in line with GGGI corporate policies, standards and protocols.
He has more than 15 years in environmental management, forest conservation and climate change fields. Prior joining GGGI he worked both, with public and private institutions such as the Colombian Ministry of Environment, Colombian National Natural Parks, the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others. Camilo has significant experience in valuation of natural resources, sustainable biotrade, mechanisms to recognize environmental services, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, including REDD+ Mechanisms. He has especial interest in economy and environment management fields that contributes to reduce environmental conflicts and to improve people’s quality of life.
He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology and an Environmental Management Master from the Pontifical Xavierian University of Colombia and have diverse publications related to Climate Change, Forests and Environmental Services.