Marco Antonio Ortega has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of development cooperation in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and has specialized in Programme design and implementation, Knowledge and Information Resources Management in both international organizations and governmental institutions.
He has been a member of the Secretariat for the INTERREG III B MAC Programme of the European Union; Management and Coordination Specialist of Official Aid for Development at the United Nations Country Office in Cape Verde; Advisor at the AECID Cooperation Office in Cape Verde; Coordination Specialist and Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator at the United Nations Country Office in Angola; Regional Coordination Specialist at the United Nations Development Group of the United Nations for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Knowledge Management Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Group of the UNDP Regional Centre.
As a consultant he has collaborated with various United Nations agencies, funds and programmes (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNISDR), bilateral cooperation agencies (Luxembourg Agency for Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation), government institutions (Authority of Water Resources of Panama, National Forestry Commission of Mexico, Specialized Institute of Higher Education for the Diplomatic Training of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Ministry of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mining of Honduras), foundations (Community Systems Foundation) and with business forums of social responsibility (SUMARSE) in areas such as: analysis, evaluation and systematization of projects and programs, design of knowledge management strategies, institutional capacity development processes, support to South-South Cooperation and facilitation of international forums and meetings.
Marco Antonio Ortega holds a Master in Information and Knowledge Management in Organizations from the Open University of Catalunya and an advanced university degree in Business Administration from the University of Oviedo. His academic background also includes courses such as “Management for Development Results” from the Interamerican Development Bank, “The Art of Communications” of the United Nations System Staff College and “Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation” of the IMA International.