I consider myself a Swiss-Bolivian. I was born in Switzerland, grew up in La Paz, and studied Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich. I always had the dream to go back to Bolivia and work there, as there are so many challenges the country faces, especially in environmental issues. I never thought that it would be Swisscontact that would offer me this opportunity. In 2013, I started work in the office in La Paz, first as an assistant in Swisscontact’s environmental projects in Bolivia - on air pollution in urban areas in the Clean Air project; on solid waste management with private and public stakeholders; and on energy efficiency in the brick sector. Since early 2017, I am acting project manager of our Ecovecindarios Project. I love my job, because it is challenging and diverse, but mainly because we have such a motivated Swisscontact team. We can see and feel the positive impact of our interventions – both improving the socio-economic level of the Bolivian population, and contributing to a better environment and to climate change mitigation.
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