Dr Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez is Research Director of Climate Action for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT
) and Head of Global Policy Research for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS
), based in Cali, Colombia. She holds a Master and a PhD in Economics from UCLA. She has more than 10 years’ experience of working on climate change challenges. She has used her experience working in the public sector to become a key partner of policy makers and planners in the region to find ways to make climate information practical for end-users.
In this podcast, Ana Maria talks about her journey, her roles and responsibilities in her organisations, what climate change means to Colombia, the role of policies and how best to tackle climate change.
01:12 – Ana Maria’s starting point on her climate change journey
Roles and responsibilities in CGIAR, CIAT and CCAFS
13:13 – What climate change means in Colombia
19:37 – Colombian government’s policies towards climate change
26:50 – Climate smart villages
29:56 – Food security in Colombia
33:10 – Women in agriculture in Colombia
36:22 – Governmental help to organisations
41:19 – Climate change narrative in Colombia
44:33 – Climate strikes in Colombia
47:51 – Call to action
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