Technical Assistant, Asunción Green City of the Americas – Pathways to Sustainability
Irene Gauto is a biologist with several years of experience in conservation biology and environmental projects. She graduated from the Asuncion National University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Geneva University. Irene worked and performed training in botanical gardens and led ex-situ conservation projects for globally threatened plants. She currently works at UNDP Paraguay as a technical assistant for the project Asuncion green city of the Americas - pathways to sustainability. She is responsible for supporting local governments in the improvement of urban green areas´ management.
Technical Specialist, Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Guillermo González is an Environmental consultant for the Ministry of Public Works and Communications of Paraguay, has served as head of the Department of Environmental Impact Assessment at the same institution, and has participated in the implementation and improvement of the environmental management system. Guillermo studied biology at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) and prior to joining the MOPC, he completed a master's degree in City and Environment at the Faculty of Architecture of the National University of La Plata (Argentina). He is currently getting a master's degree in the UniTwin/UNESCO Chair Program of sustainable development of the Latin American Forum of Environmental Sciences.
Project Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Alejandra Kemper is a Project manager of the project “Asuncion Green City of the Americas – Pathways to Sustainability” funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), led by the Ministry of Environment of Paraguay and implemented by UNDP. She is an Environmental Engineer from the Catholic University of Asuncion and holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development from Imperial College London, England and a Specialisation in Environmental Management from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Alejandra has more than ten years of experience in natural resources management, climate change and sustainable development. She has worked as an environmental specialist in water and sanitation and infrastructure projects at the national level, as an environmental consultant in the areas of territorial and land-use planning, and analyses of environmental and social impacts and climate change in projects from the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and as a university lecturer. She is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and the International Water Association (IWA).