Gabriel Quijandría

Board of trustees

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Gabriel Quijandría is an experienced professional in environmental and natural resource management, with 20 years of experience in the Latin American region. A Peruvian national, he is an expert in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies with emphasis on climate change, financing of sustainable development and conservation of biological diversity.

He has extensive experience in fundraising activities with official bilateral, multilateral cooperation agencies and private foundations.

He has been Minister of Environment in Peru, vice-minister of strategic development of natural resources, regional director for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador of Conservation Strategy Fund, co-chair of the Green Climate Fund and representative in Peru of The Nature Conservancy.

He has also carried out consulting services for the sustainable energy and climate change Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank, the AVINA Foundation, GIZ and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.

He is a member of IUCN’s Global Commission on Protected Areas. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and a master's degree in natural resources administration from INCAE Business School of Costa Rica.