Carolina Peña

Carolina Peña

Title:
EEMI Coordinator, Latin American Sustainable Development Program

Background

Carolina Pena is a passionate advocate for environmental sustainability with more than 14 years of work experience with international organizations, including the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan-American Health Organization. Between 2004 and 2016, she worked for the Department of Sustainable Development at the OAS supporting the implementation of initiatives that respond to the demands and needs of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a significant impact on sustainable development.

Presently, Carolina serves as an Outreach Policy Expert at the Clean Energy Solutions Center, where she is leading dialogues with governmental officials and international experts in support of targeted assistance efforts and to share best practices on climate resilience. A recent assignment includes a stakeholder engagement and consultation process to understand user needs for the Caribbean Energy Knowledge Hub. In addition, Carolina is an independent consultant working with the WHO-Pan-American Health Organization, identifying processes that impede effective flow of pooled procurement of essential medicines and strategic health supplies at affordable prices. At EEMI, she focuses on educational efforts to build capacity and implement sustainable development strategies in the Caribbean region. Her work comprises project management, international cooperation, capacity building and education.

Carolina has a Master of Science on Environmental and Energy Management from The George Washington University and a Renewable Energy Expert Certificate from the European Energy Centre.