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GIS Specialist - Environmental Engineer

Colombia

GIS Specialist with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineer graduated from the national university of Colombia with a M.Sc. in natural resources management from KU-Leuven (Belgium), with emphasis in soil science and Earth Observation (GIS and remote sensing). 6 years of experience in natural resources management (soil, water and biodiversity conservation and plant production), GIS and international sustainability projects development. I also count with experience in RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) where I gain knowledge in working with communities developing environmental projects related to natural resources management.

Currently I´m an adjunct professor of GIS in Universidad del Valle (UNIVALLE), and I coordinate a project with the National University of Colombia in association with the local government of the city of Palmira (Colombia) to develop and implement a GIS for enhancing the decision making of the city. Skills in problem solving, public relations with different kind of entities (government and NGOs). Approachable and able to get along with both work colleagues and senior managers, habituated to work in an international environment, fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Education

09.2009/01.2012

MSc. Natural resources management at katholieke universiteit leuven

Emphasis in Earth Observation

2003-2008

Environmental Engineer at National University of Colombia

emphasis in GIS

Experience

01.08.2018/31.03.2018

adjunct professor at University of Valle

01.08.2016/until the date

Project Coordinator “GIS implementation for the municipality of Palmira” at National University of Colombia

The goal of the Project is to give the municipality of Palmira a decision support system (DSS) based on the spatial analysis of data that have been acquired and verified according to the national and international standards for geographic information data.
Asses functionaries of the City hall of Palmira regarding the implementation of the GIS. Develop geo-process that address the needs of the municipality. Build protocols that ensure the correct process of collecting and storing geographic data. Manage the administrative responsibilities of the project. Socialize the results of the project with all the stakeholders. Train the functionaries of the city hall in the use of the GIS.

04.2013/02/2016

Sustainability and GIS manager at SIAT (Société d'Investissement pour l'Agriculture Tropicale)

Creation and implementation of the GIS department in the year 2013. Monitoring of the natural resources and implementation of control measures. Lead the implementation and monitoring of the group’s sustainability policy in the Nigerian subsidiaries. Management of the green Ologbo project conservation area (4200 Ha), guaranteeing the protection of the natural reserve with Eco-guards, monitoring land use change and hydrology.

05.2012/06.2013

External Consultant at Toxamb Soluciones

G.I.S external consultant (ArcGis and Qgis). Mapping and developing spatial analysis for the different projects of the consultant firm related to natural resources management, environmental and social impacts, land use change and ecosystem services.

01.2008/01.2009

internship at CVC

Working with the environmental quality groups on environmental impacts assessments and their GIS needs spatial analysis and mapping.

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