Carolina Zambrano-Barragán is the Climate Justice Lead in Hivos’ Strategy and Impact department.
She has over 12 years of experience promoting climate action, innovation and human rights within the public, philanthropic and civil society sectors. She was previously director of Hivos’ All Eyes on the Amazon and Amazon Indigenous Health Route programs.
Before joining Hivos, Carolina held leadership positions at the national and local levels in Ecuador, including Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation; Undersecretary of Climate Change, and Director of Environmental Policy of the city of Quito. For five years, she was also in charge of Avina Foundation’s Sustainable Cities program in Latin America.
Since 2008, Carolina has combined her professional work with academia as a lecturer in the Climate Change and the Environmental Negotiations master’s programs at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She is a biologist and has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University.