Deputy Director, Natural Infrastructure GovernanceNatural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS) Project
Cesarina Quintana García de Paredes, an economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and with master studies in agribusiness from the Universidad Nacional Agraria del Perú.
Work experience in small business, foreign trade and international cooperation for almost 25 years working for rural development. Worked in the design, execution, management, monitoring and follow-up of projects of different international cooperation agencies USAID, European Union. She also worked for 17 years in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC of the Swiss Embassy in Peru, in the division of Global Programs-Global Water Initiatives as Senior National Program Officer, Deputy for Cooperation and Regional Water and Sanitation Advisor for Latin America supporting innovative projects such as the Water Footprint in Colombia and Peru as the ASIR SABA Colombia project. She facilitated the exchange of experiences and knowledge management between Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
She was the LAC Regional Coordinator of the Global Sanitation and Water for All-UNICEF Platform, Regional Coordinator of the SIRWASH Program (Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, and Peru) and Consultant of the Water and Sanitation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. She was also part of the Latin America Regional Hub team of the Skat Foundation and the global platform of the Rural Water Supply Network of Switzerland.
She has extensive experience in rural water and sanitation as well as in advocacy and public policy dialogue; she has been the coordinator of the Water Donors Roundtable in Peru and collaborated in the organization of the different versions of the Latin American Sanitation Conference LATINOSAN (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022).
She has participated as a speaker and moderator in World Water Week at SIWI, World Water Forum (Marseille 2012, Brasilia 2018), Brazil Water Week, and Water Economy Forum (Spain).