Ana María is a public accountant from the University of Manizales and a specialist in strategic project management from the National University of Colombia. She has experience in managing public resources, budgeting and consolidating financial statements. Some of the institutions for which she has worked are Casa Luker S.A., CI Super de Alimentos and Gensa S.A. ESP., in Manizales (Caldas).
Jaime is an economist from Universidad del Valle, he has a specialization in "Topics in Long-Run Economics", from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph (Ontario-Canada). He has extensive experience in issues related to regional and urban economic growth, the input-output model, the coffee economy, and economic measurement within the framework of the national accounts system.
He has worked as a researcher at the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), a research professor at the Javeriana University in Bogotá and a researcher at CEGA in the same city; He is a researcher at the Autonomous University of Manizales (UAM) and at CRECE in the city of Manizales. He is editor of the Regional Economic Observatory (OER) sponsored by CRECE and UAM. He was editor of the magazine RegionEs of CRECE, INER of the University of Antioquia and Observatory of the Colombian Caribbean (Cartagena). Similarly, he has been a consultant for Colombia at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in Brasilia and at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago.
Carolina is a Sociologist from the University of Caldas, she has a master's degree in Educational Policy from the Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago de Chile, and has extensive experience in educational issues and social research, she has been a CRECE researcher, a professor at the University of Caldas.
Her experience focuses on the design and implementation of qualitative methodologies applied to the evaluation of policies, programs and projects in areas such as education, poverty, forced displacement, gender and rural development.
María Fernanda is an economist from the Autonomous University of Manizales. As a member of the Research Seedbed "Globalization and Development" of the Autonomous University, she has participated in various projects related to the area of the labor market in the production of the coffee sector, regional disparities in the effective rates of unemployment and social vulnerability. Some institutions for which she has worked are the Municipal Mayor's Office of Chinchiná and Grupo Bancolombia S.A. in Manizales.
Catalina is an economist from the Autonomous University of Manizales. Her specialization is the inexpensive coffee maker. She has worked as a researcher at CRECE, Cenicafé and at the Coffee Affairs Office of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.
She was also an advisor to the Vice Ministry of Preschool, Basic and Secondary Education in the National Rural Education Project of the Ministry of National Education.
Mario has experience in issues of social policy, regional development, agricultural and rural policy. He has strengths in the elaboration and interpretation of statistical indicators and the evaluation of public policies.
Mario is an economist from the National University, with a specialization in Regional Development Management from the Universidad de los Andes and a master's degree from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain on Development and Economic Growth. He has worked for institutions such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), the National Planning Department (DNP), the Department for Social Prosperity (DPS), and the European Union.
Guillermo is an Economist and Environmental Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes, with a master's degree in Economics from the same university. As an independent consultant he has participated in projects related to the areas of rural development, regional development, agriculture, impact and results evaluations, peacebuilding, sustainable development and climate change.
Some of the institutions for which he has worked include multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Climate and Development Alliance (CDKN); public entities such as the National Planning Department (DNP); and consulting firms and study centers such as Econometrics, G|Exponencial Consultores, E3 Asesorías, Econcept, Econestudio and the Center for Regional Coffee and Business Studies (CRECE).
He has served as Coordinator of the Mission for the Transformation of the Countryside of the DNP, Director of Projects for Colombia of the CDKN and expert in rural development for the institutional and results evaluation of the VISR program in Colombia and of the Food and Nutritional Security Policy. . In addition, he has been involved in the formulation of public policies such as the CONPES of the Altillanura, the Low Carbon Development Strategy for the agricultural, forestry and land use sectors and the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change.
Sara is an economist from the Autonomous University of Manizales. She has participated in comprehensive sustainable development projects and has experience in market analysis, data analysis, costs and measurement of management indicators. She has worked for the Magdalena Centro Development Program for Peace and for Buencafé Liofilizado de Colombia, whose company she is a member of the National Federation of Coffee Growers.