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Monica Borrero
Project Manager in Sustainable Development / International Consultant , International Organization
Panama City, Panama
Environmental Scientist, with Master in International Development and Management and 9 years of experience in the design and implementation of sustainable consumption and production programmes/projects. Expertise engaging the private sector and integrating sustainability in value chains. Bilingual (Spanish, English). International experience with the UN. Seeking for challenging opportunity.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
United Nations Environment Program - Regional Office from Latin America and the Caribbean (UNEP-ROLAC).
(February 2014 – December 2017; Panama City, Panama)
Regional Coordinator for the “Sustainable Public Procurement and Ecollabelling Project” and the “Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation Project”:
•Provision of regional technical advise to governments in the development of sustainable consumption and production policies, including: sustainable procurement, ecollabelling/voluntary sustainability standards, and greening value chains through ecoinnovation and resource efficiency. These policies where framed within larger circular economy / green economy or climate change national strategies or plans.
•Project manager of cooperation agreements in 9 countries of Latin America.
•Engagement of private sector to adopt sustainable practices, low carbon production strategies and corporate social responsibility to access national and international markets. This includes the promotion of multistakeholder dialogues and platforms.
•Supported the development of fund raising proposals and project design, with key donors and partners.

National Center for Cleaner Production and Consumption (CNPMLTA).
(August 2012 – January 2013; Bogotá, Colombia)
Sustainability Specialist:
•Implementation of the Sustainable Public Procurement Strategy in Colombia.
•Development of diagnostics and definition of measures for industrial production with greater efficiency of resources or social responsibility.
•Technical assessment for the elaboration of the National Portfolio of Sustainable Goods and Services by the Ministry of Industry.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP-ROLAC).
(June 2011 – December 2011; Panama City, Panama)
Intern at the Resource Efficiency Unit [Required by the Master]:
•Evaluation, follow-up and promotion of the results from the regional project “Capacity Development for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” in 6 different countries.

(September 2008 – May 2010; Bogota, Colombia)
Project Coordinator:
•Coordination and development of Impact Assessment Studies, Socio-environmental Management Plans and Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Oil&Gas, mining and other industrial sectors.
•Technical support in indigenous communities’ consultation processes.

(May 2007-September 2008; Bogota, Colombia)
Environmental Consultant:
•Coordination and development of Impact Assessment Studies, Socio-environmental Management Plans and environmental audits for infrastructure projects such as railways, roads, dams or urban works.

Environmental Studies Institute (IDEA) – National University of Colombia (UNAL)
(June 2006-May 2007; Bogota, Colombia)
Research Assistant:
•Feasibility studies for Sustainable Productive Agricultural Partnerships of different crops in Colombia.
August 2010- June 2012. Lund – Sweden
LUND UNIVERSITY, MSc in International Development and Management
Thesis Title: “Voluntary initiatives and private cooperation for the sustainable management of water: a case study of companies in four countries of Latin America”

October 2002- June 2006. Madrid - Spain

August 2005- May 2006. Toronto - Canada
YORK UNIVERSITY, Exchange year in the Department of Environmental Studies (scholarship granted by UAM).
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish
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