Amazon Program Director, Conservation International Ecuador
Carolina Rosero is the Director of the Amazonia Program at Conservation International Ecuador, connecting human well-being with conservation in the Amazon by partnering with communities to protect one of the most biologically and culturally diverse areas in the planet. Carolina has more than 10 years of national and international experience dedicated to environmental sustainability policy and programming, working across sectors and using participatory approaches. Prior to working at Conservation International, Carolina worked as a government official, as the National Director for Climate Change Mitigation in Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment and as the Conservation Incentives Coordinator in the Socio Bosque Program, working with more than 80 indigenous communities nation-wide. Carolina earned her MPA in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University where received an Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship and worked at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Columbia’s Earth Institute. She also holds an MSc in Gender and Development from FLACSO-Ecuador and a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin.
Session Description: The plenary will delve into the crucial issue of biodiversity loss and its wide-ranging implications for ecosystems, species, and human well-being. It will highlight the significance of nature-positive development pathways that integrate conservation and sustainable development principles. Read more