Gabriel Quijandría

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Northern Andes-Amazon Director, Lima, Peru

Gabriel joined CSF´s team in July 2017 with twenty years of experience in Peru and Latin America with environmental policy formulation, implementation and evaluation relating to issues such as biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, climate change, land-use planning, sustainable development financing and protected areas planning and management. From 2011 to 2016, Gabriel served as Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources at the Ministry of the Environment of Peru where he led the organization of UNFCCC's COP20 in Lima; the signing of a letter of intent with Norway and Germany for a results-based-payment REDD+ program for up to $300M USD; the signing of conservation agreements with 50 indigenous communities, covering more than 500,000 hectares of tropical forests; the update of the National Strategies of Biological Diversity, Climate Change, Combat to Desertification and Drought, Forests and Climate Change and the National GHG Inventory and the passing of the Law for Retribution of Ecosystem Services and its regulation, generating the legal and institutional framework for the promotion of payment for ecosystem services. From 2014 to 2015, he also served as the Co-Chair Green Climate Fund’s Board of Directors. Previously, Gabriel worked with the Inter-American Development Bank, the Nature Conservancy in Peru; the National Council for the Environment (CONAM); the Peruvian Trust Fund for Protected Areas (PROFONANPE), and the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. Gabriel holds a degree in sociology from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay and a Master´s Degree in Natural Resources Management from INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.