César Sabogal

Director Latin America

César Sabogal

Cesar has over 35 years of international professional experience in Tropical Forest Management covering research, development, educational and training activities. He graduated at the Agricultural National University La Molina in Lima and has a PhD in Forest Sciences from the University of Göttingen in Germany. Relevant themes of work include forest resource assessment, multiple-use management of primary and secondary forests, forest concessions, silvicultural practices, forest rehabilitation, forest and landscape restoration, community and smallholder forest management, forest monitoring and auditing, and forest policy and legislation. After working for some years in Peru (at La Molina University and as national forest consultant), he spent almost 8 years in Central America working for the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE), followed by 12 years with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Bogor, Indonesia and Belem, Brazil, and 2 years with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) based in Brazil. Cesar then joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome where he held the position of Forest Management Officer for 6.5 years. Cesar has extensive work experience in Latin America (particularly in Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay), and more limited in Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia) and Africa (Cameroun, Congo). He has worked as international consultant for the World Bank, FAO, ITTO, GIZ, CIFOR, GLF, Jaakko Pöyry, ODI, Winrock International, the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, among other organizations. Cesar is multilingual, has good interpersonal skills, strong practical focus, good networking capacities and proven proposal development abilities and professional/scientific writing. He’s the author or co-author of over 130 publications in books, book chapters, journal articles, manuals, technical guidelines and policy briefs. Cesar is Peruvian and is currently based in Lima, Peru.