National representatives

National representatives to the IAI are designated by the State Parties and are charged with facilitating the State Party's compliance with the Agreement Establishing the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research at the national level. They are expected to facilitate the implementation of the work plan of the IAI. The national representatives meet as the Conference of the Parties, comprised by the 19 Parties in the Americas ratifying the Montevideo Agreement. As the IAI’s principal policymaking organ, it establishes, reviews, and updates the Institute’s policies and procedures and evaluates its work and accomplishments. It also reviews and approves the IAI’s Scientific Agenda, annual and long-range plans and financial budgets.

Parties that have not yet done so are encouraged to appoint their representatives.

Role of the national representatives to the IAI

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Argentina Argentina

TBC

Dirección Nacional de Cooperación e Integración Institucional
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
Godoy Cruz 2320
C1425FQD Buenos Aires Argentina
Tel: (54-11) 4899-5000
e-mail: dncii@mincyt.gob.ar

Last update [18-02.2020]

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Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

German Quispe Niura

Director, Adaptation Mechanism for Wellbeing
Autoridad Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra (APMT)
Pedro Salazar 2451, La Paz
e-mail: ingniura@gmail.com

Last update [6-06.2023]

Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Natalia Teresa Salas Rojas

Professional, Climate Change, Forests and Renewable Energies
Foreign Affairs
Ingavi esquina Junin, La Paz
Tel: +5912 2409114
e-mail:  nsalasr@rree.gob.bo - natetere96@gmail.com

Last update [6-06.2023]

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Brazil Brazil

Túlio César Mourthé de Alvim Andrade

Alternate Permanent Representative

First Secretary
Chief of Mitigations and Markets Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Tel: (+55-61)2030 9291
email: dclima@itamaraty.gov.br

Last update [16-02.2023]

Brazil Brazil

Daniel Machado da Fonseca

Alternate Permanent Representative

First Secretary
Chief of Funding and Adaptation (DFIA)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Tel: (+55-61)2030 9291
email: dclima@itamaraty.gov.br

Last update [16-02.2023]

Brazil Brazil

Ricardo Vieira Araujo

Permanent Representative

Senior technologist
Coordenação-Geral de Ciência do Clima e Sustentabilidade - CGCL
Secretaria de Pesquisa e Formação Científica - SEPEF
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco E, sala 295
CEP: 70.067-900 Brasília-DF 
Brazil
Tel: (+55-61)20338130
e-mail: ricardo.araujo@mcti.gov.br

Last update [16-02.2023]

Brazil Brazil

Carlos Eduardo Higa Matsumoto

Alternate Permanent Representative

General Coordinator for Multilateral Cooperation
Special Advisory on International Affairs (ASSIN) 
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations
Tel: (+55-61)2033 7529
e-mail: assin@mcti.gov.br

Last update [16-02.2023]

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Canada Canada

Marc DIorio, PhD

Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
e-mail: marc.diorio@canada.ca
Tel: +1 (819) 420 7600

Last update [20-05.2021]

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Chile Chile

Maritza Jadrijevic Girardi

Permanent Representative:

Coordinator
Área Adaptación al Cambio Climático
Oficina de Cambio Climático
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente
Santiago – Chile
Tel: (56 2) 2573 5688
e-mail: mjadrijevic@mma.gob.cl

Last update [23-04.2019]

Chile Chile

Priscilla Andrea Ulloa Menares

Altern Representative:

Professional
Area Adaptación al Cambio Climático
Oficina de Cambio Climático
Ministerio del Medio Ambiente
Santiago – Chile
Tel: (56 2) 2573 5787
e-mail: pulloa@mma.gob.cl

Last update [23-04.2019]

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Colombia Colombia

Dra. Ghisliane Echeverry Prieto

General Director 
Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales
Calle 25D # 96B-70, Piso 3
Bogota – Colombia
Tel: (571) 3527160 Ext: 1121
e-mail: direccion@ideam.gov.co

Last update [23-01.2023]

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Costa Rica Costa Rica

Luis Alvarado Gamboa

Departamento de Climatología e Investigaciones Aplicadas
Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN)
Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía (MINAE)
Apartado postal: 5583-1000
Calle 17 Avenida 9 y 11
San José CP10101
Costa Rica
Tel: +506-2222-5616
e-mail: lalvarado@imn.ac.cr

Last update [25-01.2019]

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Daniel Poleo Brito

Unidad de Aplicaciones Climáticas 
Departamento de Desarrollo
Instituto Meteorológico Nacional
Address: 7-3350-1000
Phone: 22225616 ext. 245
Email: dpoleo@imn.ac.cr

Last update [29-02.2024]

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Cuba Cuba

To be confirmed

CITMA
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente
Calle 18 A 4118 e/41 y 47
La Habana 1300 – Cuba
Tel: +537 2144256
Fax: +537 2144257
e-mail: emoret@citma.cu

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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Solhanlle Ernestina Bonilla

Director, Research and Sustainability
Viceministry, Climate Change and Sustainability
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Av. Luperon Esq. Cayetano Germosen, Sector El Pedregal
Santo Domingo – República Dominicana
Tel: +1 809-567-4300, ext. 6200
e-mail: solhanlle.bonilla@ambiente.gob.do

Last update [8-03.2023]

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Ecuador Ecuador

María José Ramírez

Punto Focal Técnico

Directora de Investigación Científica
Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia,
Tecnología e Innovación 
Ecuador
e-mail: mjramirez@senescyt.gob.ec 

Last update [14-03.2024]

Ecuador Ecuador

Erika Morales Piedra

Punto Focal Técnico

Analista de Investigación Científica
Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia,
Tecnología e Innovación 
Ecuador
e-mail: edmorales@senescyt.gob.ec 

Last update [14-03.2024]

Ecuador Ecuador

César Augusto Vásquez Moncayo

Permanent Focal Point
National Secretary
National Secretariat of Education, Science,
Technology and Innovation
Ecuador
e-mail: cvasquez@senescyt.gob.ec

Last update [14-07.2024]

Ecuador Ecuador

Mercy Julia Borbor Córdova

Punto Focal Técnico

Profesora Asociada de la Facultad de Ingeniería Marítima y Cinecias del Mar
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
e-mail: meborbor@espol.edu.ec - Tel: +593 99 4982373

Last update [17-07.2023]

Ecuador Ecuador

Alejandra Medina

Analista de Cooperación Internacional

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Agua y Transición Ecológica (MAATE)

alejandra.medina@ambiente.gob.ec

Last update [17-07.2021]

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Guatemala Guatemala

Gabriela Montenegro Bethancour

National Secretary of Science and Technology
National Secretariat for Science and Technology 
e-mail: gmontenegro@senacyt.gob.gt

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Jamaica Jamaica

Prof. Michael Taylor

Physics Department 
University of the West Indies
e-mail: michael.taylor@uwimona.edu.jm

Last update [17-09.2021]

Jamaica Jamaica

Olive Jean Burrowes

Executive Director
National Commission of Science and Technology

Last update [17-09.2021]

Jamaica Jamaica

Chenielle Delahaye Mckenzie

Director Programme Manager
Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology

Last update [17-09.2021]

Jamaica Jamaica

Tannecia Stephenson

University of the West Indies, Department of Physics

mail:tannecia.stephenson02@uwimona.edu.jm

Last update [17-09.2021]

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Mexico Mexico

José Abraham Ortínez Álvarez

Coordinador General de Mitigación al Cambio Climático
Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático
e-mail: abraham.ortinez@inecc.gob.mx

Last update [30-05.2024]

Mexico Mexico

Irma Fabiola Ramírez Hernández

Directora de Inventarios y Prospectivas de Emisiones de Gases y Compuestos de Efecto Invernadero
Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático
e-mail: fabiola.ramirez@inecc.gob.mx

Last update [30-05.2024]

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Panama Panama

Milagro Mainieri

Directora de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo (I+D)
Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
SENACYT, Edificio 205, Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Tel: +507 517 0034
email: mmainieri@senacyt.gob.pa

Last update [24-02.2021]

Panama Panama

Luz Graciela Cruz

Chief, Department of Capacity Building for the Researcher
Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
SENACYT, Edificio 205, Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Tel: +507 517 0033
e-mail: lcruz@senacyt.gob.pa

Last update [24-02.2021]

Panama Panama

Benito Russo Gómez

Director of Environmental Policy
Ministry of Environment 
e-mail: brusso@miambiente.gob.pa

Last update [05-07.2021]

Panama Panama

Anabella Vásquez Fábrega

International Cooperation Director
Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
SENACYT, Edificio 205, Ciudad del Saber, Clayton
Tel: +507 517 0124
e-mail: avasquez@senacyt.gob.pa

Last update [24-02.2021]

Panama Panama

Ligia Castro de Doens

Director of Climate Change
Ministry of Environment
e-mail: lcastrod@miambiente.gob.pa

Last update [27-09.2021]

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Paraguay Paraguay

Constantino Nicolás Guefos Kapsalis

Dean
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Campus Universitario Km 10
San Lorenzo, Asunción 1039 – Paraguay
Tel: +595-21-585-600
Fax: +595-21-585-600
e-mail: decano@facen.una.pyfacen@facen.una.py

Paraguay Paraguay

Fernando José Méndez Gaona

Research Director
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
Universidad Nacional de Asunción Km 11 – San Lorenzo
Campus Universitario
Casilla de Correo 1039-1804
Asunción, Paraguay
Tel: 595-21-585-600
Fax: 595-21-585-600/1
e-mail: fmendez@facen.una.py

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Peru Peru

Gabriela Teófila Rosas Benancio

Permanent Representative:

Executive President
National Weather Service and Hydrology of Peru - SENAMHI
e-mail: grosas@senamhi.gob.pe

Last update [15-03.2022]

Peru Peru

Dennis Castillo Torres

Director for Forests and Ecosystem Services Management (BOSQUES) 
Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), Lima office
e-mail: ddelcastillo@iiap.gob.pe

Last update [28-08.2023]

 

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United States of America United States of America

Maria Uhle

Program Director for International Activities
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard Rm 705
Arlington VA 22230 – USA
Tel: +1 (703) 292-2250
e-mail: muhle@nsf.gov

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Uruguay Uruguay

To be determined

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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

To be confirmed

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Contracting Parties

Order: Alphabetical order
ISO: Two-letter ISO country code

 Party  ISO  Type  Date of joining  Deposit
 1  Argentina  AR  Ratification  13/05/1992  24/02/1994
 2  Bolivia (Plurinational State of)  BO  Ratification  13/05/1992  02/07/2002
 3  Brazil  BR  Ratification  13/05/1992  23/06/1993
 4  Canada  CA  Acceptance  13/05/1992  15/06/1993
 5  Chile  CL  Ratification  13/05/1992  14/10/1994
 6  Colombia  CO  Ratification  13/05/1992  24/09/1997
 7  Costa Rica  CR  Ratification  13/05/1992  26/08/1994
 8  Cuba  CU  Ratification  13/05/1992  05/01/1995
 9  Ecuador  EC  Ratification  13/05/1992  24/11/1997
 10  United States of America  US  Acceptance  13/05/1992  19/01/1993
 11  Guatemala  GT  Accession  13/05/1992  05/01/1998
 12  Jamaica  JM  Acceptance  13/05/1992  10/09/1997
 13  Mexico  MX  Ratification  13/05/1992  27/04/1993
 14  Panama  PA  Ratification  13/05/1992  11/01/1994
 15  Paraguay  PY  Ratification  13/05/1992  08/10/1996
 16  Peru  PE  Ratification  13/05/1992  17/02/1995
 17  Dominican Republic  DO  Ratification  13/05/1992  04/09/1997
 18  Uruguay  UY  Ratification  13/05/1992  10/08/1993
 19  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)  VE  Accession  13/05/1992  14/06/1996