People

Gisela Paredes Leguizamón

  • Role in Center:

    Advanced Researcher

  • Discipline:

    Urban Planning, Sustainable Development

  • University:

    National Department of Planning of Colombia

  • Country:

    Colombia

Biography: Ms. Gisela Paredes Leguizamón is the coordinator of the Technical Secretariat, Commission of Territorial Order, National Department of Planning of Colombia.
She holds a Degree in Zootechny from the National University of Colombia, a Master’s Degree in Rural Development from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and a Master of Science in Sustainability to Manage Global Change from the International University of Andalusia, Spain.
Her research forcuses the territorial processes of inter-institutional coordination, multi-scale community participation, and the integration of biodiversity and protected areas. More specifically, she focuses on territorial ordering from an ecosystem approach, rights, risk management and climate change, urban-regional and differential approaches towards territorial governance and conflict management.

Selected Publications:

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2020): Incorporación de la Sentencia 4360 del 2018 Amazonia Sujeto de Derechos y la dimensión ambiental en los planes de desarrollo territorial de la amazonia colombiana. Bogotá, Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, USAID.

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2019): Diario del proceso de planificación multinivel para la integración de las áreas protegidas al ordenamiento territorial colombiano 2012-2017. In: L. M. Cuervo y M. del P. Délano (eds.), Planificación multiescalar: ordenamiento, prospectiva territorial y liderazgos públicos. Volumen III, serie Seminarios y Conferencias N° 93 (LC/TS.2019/61), 21-43. Santiago, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2018): Integrando las áreas protegidas al ordenamiento territorial: caso Colombia. Unión Internacional de Conservación de la Naturaleza UICN – Parques Nacionales de Colombia.

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G./Hernández, G. (2018): Informe consolidado sobre el estado y avance del ordenamiento territorial en Colombia, periodo 2012-2017. Departamento Nacional de Planeación.

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2015): La diversidad, punto de partida para planificar el ordenamiento territorial. Espacio Sociedad y Territorio EST. Vol2, No.4 Julio-diciembre 2015, 23-45. https://es.scribd.com/document/344494697/NML-en-EST-2017

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2015): Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach. In: Vasilijević, M., Zunckel, K., McKinney, M., Erg, B., Schoon, M., Rosen Michel, T.  Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 23, Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 75. https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/PAG-023.pdf

  • Paredes-Leguizamón, G. (2012). Propuesta lineamientos de política para gestión de tierras y territorios en parques nacionales y otras áreas protegidas: caso Colombia. Revista Parques No. 3 RedParques 2012

  • Paredes, G. (2010): Metodología para el análisis integrado e incorporación de pobreza, gobernanza y cambio climático en la planeación del manejo de áreas protegidas. Caso de estudio Bolivia y Paraguay – Chaco Sudaméricano. RedParques RevistaParques Nº 3 año 2010.

  • Paredes, G. (2009): Informe de avance Programa de Trabajo Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de Colombia. https://www.cbd.int/protected/implementation/countryprofile/?country=co    

  • Paredes, G. (2009): Áreas protegidas estrategia social e institucional ante el cambio climático en el contexto de la gestión del riesgo. En Gestión adaptativa en las áreas protegidas de Iberoamérica ante el cambio global. Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales de España OAPN.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Conservation and Management of Biodiversity
  • Territorial Development
  • Territorial Organization
  • Community Work
  • Rural Development

Current Position(s):

  • Specialized professional in the development and territorial planning of National Natural Parks in Colombia
  • Professor of Environmental Licenses at the Agrarian University of Colombia UNIAGRARIA, since 2019
  • Professor of Regional Urban Planning at La Gran Colombia University, since 2019
  • Professor of land use planning and conservation, University of International Cooperation UCI, since 2019

Past Position(s)

  • Coordinator of the Technical Secretariat of the Land Management Commission in the National Planning Department of Colombia –DNP, 2017-2019
  • Professional on the group of protected areas for South America in IUCN South, 2010-2011
  • IUCN Agreement – National Parks. Technical coordinator in Colombia for the project “Integrated Land Use Planning for the implementation of the CBD strategic plan and increasing the resilience of ecosystems to climate change Gisela Paredes Leguizamón” that was developed in Vietnam, Tanzania, Zambia and Colombia, 2014-2018
  • Teacher in land use planning in the Inter-institutional Permanent Offer Dialogues and Diplomas in Ethnic Rights and Local Development, aimed at leaders of black, indigenous and peasant communities of Choco Biogeoráfico, since 2016

Memberships & Networks:

  • Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas -CMAP-
  • Member of the Transboundary Conservation Group of the IUCN