Paula Caballero

Paula Caballero

Role
Senior Director for Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice
Works at
World Bank

Prior to joining the World Bank in July 2014 as Senior Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, Paula Caballero was the Director for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. In this role, she was one of the leading architects of the Sustainable Development Goals and managed the team responsible for formulating foreign policy on a broad range of sustainable development issues including climate change, biodiversity, land degradation, fisheries, agriculture, and transboundary systems, working closely with a wide array of national and international counterparts. She was awarded a Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2014 for her contribution to “environmental action leading to positive change”. Earlier in her career, she served with the Energy and Environment Unit for Latin America & Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She was also Assistant Executive Director for the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), and has worked with academia, media, and the private sector.

A Colombian national, Paula has a Master’s in International Relations (Transboundary Water Management) from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a BA, Magna cum Laude, from Brown University.