CIFAL Quito was inaugurated in 2014 with the objective of strengthening the capacities of local government authorities and civil society leaders in support of sustainable development. It aims to support local authorities to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Prefecture of Pichincha (GADPP) was selected as host of the CIFAL as it provides a dynamic environment for the development of innovative projects, the political support of the local leaders and its experience in promoting public-private partnerships and social responsibility.
Scope: Andean region
- Economic Development
- Social Inclusion
- Environmental Sustainability
- Disaster Risk and Climate Change
- Sustainable Tourism
- Rural Development
- Solidarity Economy
CIFAL Quito Director
Ms. Renata Lasso is the Director of the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Quito. At the same time, she is the General Coordinator of the Consortium of Provincial Governments of Ecuador (CONGOPE). She coordinates initiatives of the Prefectures of Ecuador in areas such as productive development, international cooperation, decentralization and governance, roads, housing and social development, environment, climate change and water resouces, territorial planning, human mobility, technology and information.
Ms. Lasso has ten years of experience in local development and social inclusion, designing, executing, evaluating and monitoring projects for economic and social inclusion particularly for vulnerable groups. She also has expertise on management of participatory methods and methodologies for social research, and in designing communication strategies for advocacy.
Holds a Master of Agricultural, Economics and Rural Development from the Central University of Ecuador, and Advanced studies in Social Communication and in Local Development from the Catholic University of Lyon - France - CIEDEL.