Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez

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Regional Program Leader
Program Management Committee, Regional Program Leader
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Dr. Ana María Loboguerrero Rodríguez holds a Master and a PhD in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA). Dr. Loboguerrero has more than eight years’ experience of working on climate change challenges. She has also worked at the Research Department and Monetary and Reserves Department of the Central Bank of Colombia, the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Sustainable Environmental Development Deputy Directorate of the National Planning Department of Colombia as Coordinator of Climate Change. At this position, Dr. Loboguerrero led the formulation of the Colombian Climate Change Policy, the National Adaptation Plan, the National Development Plan and the research agenda on climate change and coordinated the technical support for the Colombian Low Carbon Growth Strategy. Dr. Loboguerrero has also worked as an external expert panel member of the evaluation of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) work in climate change mitigation and adaptation. She was a lecturer of economics at UCLA and several universities in Colombia. Dr. Loboguerrero also taught Economics of Climate Change at the University of Los Andes and has supervised several undergraduate, masters and PhD dissertations.

Since 2013 Dr. Loboguerrero leads the Latin America Regional Program of CCAFS and in this position she plays a major role in partnership development aimed to build impact pathways so that knowledge in climate change leads to implementation. Through CCAFS, Dr. Loboguerrero has contributed to strengthen the agricultural sector in Latin America so that it is not totally dependent on climate variability, but on the contrary, it manages climate to its advantage, or at least to avoid the bulk of negative consequences. Dr. Loboguerrero has used her experience working in the public sector to become a key partner of policy makers and planners in the region so that they truly use climate information and tools to design and implement plans and strategies and find ways to make climate information useful and applicable for end-users.

Dr. Loboguerrero's research agenda has focused on understanding how science can influence policy making and also on the construction and comparison between various types of economic models to assess the consequences of adaptation and mitigation for the economic development of the countries. This research agenda has helped greatly to inform policies and interventions that combine and consider trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation towards low emissions agricultural development.

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