Vivian is the Strategic Alliances Manager for WRI México-Colombia and the Global Project Coordinator (PC) for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. As Strategic Alliances Manager, she is responsible for the development of WRI México's fundraising strategy aligned with its strategic lines of work. Vivian coordinates multi-annual proposals for government, multilateral and bilateral donors for the Climate Change, Energy, Forests and Cities programs to access national and international funds. Her focus is also to build strategic relationships with allies from the public, private, multilateral, bilateral and civil society sectors to generate a greater impact of projects in favor of environment and social welfare. In her role as Global PC, she supports global funding initiatives and is responsible for coordinating activities within the global fundraising strategy, as well as activities within WRI’s global network. Her primary objectives include ensuring coordination between countries and reporting, supervision of research for potential donors and organize events within the WRI network, as well as coordinating global and regional proposals for the Cities program.
In her more than 14 years of experience Vivian has organized high-level events, done high-level presentations and reports on fundraising for the WRI México Board, commercial exhibitions, customer service, and developed negotiation and management skills. She has also collaborated in consulting and developed reports related to legislation on hazardous waste, and advice on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Vivian is the co-author of a chapter in the book Towards Zero Waste: Circular economy boost, waste to resources from Springer Editorial, among other articles.
Vivian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Science in Sustainable Development. In her spare time, she enjoys riding a bike, running and painting.
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