Contributing to solve development challenges generating knowledge and innovative solutions through partnership development, applied research, capacity building and strategic advice.
Fernando is the founder and director of GlobalCAD bringing together 25 years’ experience working with international organizations in the development field. He is a Ph.D. economist and journalist specialized in projects related to economic and sustainable development. He has worked as strategic advisor to a variety of international organizations (such as UNDP, UNIDO, UNDSD, UNEP, OECD, IADB and the World Bank) and has been the General Coordinator of UNDP’s Millennium Development Goals initiative. He has also worked as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York. He is author of several books on sustainable and human development as well as several social documentaries addressing development and environmental challenges. He holds a Ph.D. from the Central University of Barcelona in Economic and Social Sciences and a Master´s from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University specialized in Economic Development and Journalism. Fernando is a certified Master Trainer of the IFC-SME Toolkit of the World Bank, professionally accredited partnership broker (Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme) and certified with the GIZ Capacity Works framework. He is also the Associate Director of the BoP Global Network.