Cecilia Barja-Chamas

Cecilia Barja-Chamas

Program Manager
Fundacion AVINA

Cecilia is Colombia’s Representative of  Fundacion AVINA, a private foundation with offices throughout Latin America. AVINA´s core mission is to consolidate and scale opportunities for systemic change toward sustainable development in Latin America. Cecilia’s work is focused on supporting a multi-annual initiative of Peace for Colombia, working directly with change agents in rural civil society. The goal is to propose and implement intelligent productive solutions of land and natural resource use, aligned with just and environmentally balanced development models which will lead to better long-term policy decisions and a stronger democratic state in the territories. Before moving to Colombia, Cecilia headed Magis Americas, an independent nonprofit organization based in New York City, and was a Councilwoman of La Paz-Bolivia for five years. 

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