Carmen Gonzalez Romero

Carmen Gonzalez Romero

Staff Associate

  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@rgnemrac
  • Address:Monell 202 Building
    61 Route 9W
    Palisades, NY 10964

Short Bio

Carmen González Romero is the country manager for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) team in the Columbia World Project “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow” (ACToday), aimed at fighting hunger helping local and international partners to co-develop the best available climate services to increase food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (Sustainable Development Goal #2).

Background

González Romero graduated from Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 2011, with a double master degree in MBA and Law. She also holds a Master on International Affairs (MIA) from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), at Columbia University. She has 7+ years of working experience in the food industry and the development world, where she held several managerial positions in different areas like logistics, business development and business management in companies such as Kellogg’s and Nestlé. Her experience in the development world focused in Latin America and South East Asia. She participated at the COP25 in Madrid in 2019 representing IRI and ACToday. She has written publications on the nexus of food, policy, business, climate services, climate and undernutrition.

Research interests

  • Climate services with a focus on food security, energy and business
  • Climate - food security nexus
  • Early warning – early action systems for undernutrition
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender and social inclusion
  • Network analysis

Role at the IRI

González Romero is a Research Staff Associate working on a variety of climate-and-society projects. Besides ACToday related activities, she is also advancing research on network analysis for food systems and the nexus between climate and undernutrition in Latin America. As part of her role, she represents IRI in interactions with international partners, like the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the EU Delegation in Latin America, the Taiwan Delegation in Latin America, the World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N (FAO), the CIAT-Bioversity Alliance, among others.