Laura Vallejo Chavez
She has worked as international cooperation and sustainable development professional for more than 14 years. She has been a consultant for international organizations such as UNEP, UNFCCC, USAID, AFD, and an officer at the Federal Government in Mexico, representative of the Private Sector. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in policy design and innovation, strategic planning, adaptation to climate change, resilience, and violence prevention.
Laura has participated as a facilitator in the negotiations on loss and damage and the climate change law in Mexico. She has negotiated prevention strategies with Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Peru, and she designed the Mechanism for Regional Cooperation on Prevention with 20 Latin American countries. She developed the national strategy on community resilience strategy and has worked on themes related to children and climate change in Latin America.
She holds Bachelor in International Relations and Economics from Universidad del Valle de Mexico, and Universidad Europea de Madrid. Masters in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the Instituto Mora. Her master thesis and other papers are focused in Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience. She has participated in more than 20 international fora in the Mexico, the US, Germany, Spain, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic among other counties. She recently obtained the Public Leadership Credential from Harvard University.
Laura is passionate about marine biodiversity management and conservation and has travelled (as tourist) to 40 countries to discover communities and ecosystems.