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Jaime Pumarejo

Former Mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia

Jaime Pumarejo is the former mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia. Serving from 2020 to 2023, he initiated the city’s transformation into Colombia’s first BiodiverCity with green-infrastructure projects. Prior to this, Pumarejo was city manager of Barranquilla, secretary of economic development of Atlántico and Colombia’s minister of housing. He is a co-founder of Latin America’s BiodiverCities network, comprising 180 cities advocating for biodiversity protection in urban areas. Pumarejo is also a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Commission on Nature-Positive Cities, Global Commission for Urban SDG Finance, and U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. An advocate for integrating migrants and host communities in Colombia, his efforts earned him the 2023 Inter-American Dialogue’s Leadership of the Americas award and inclusion on OECD’s Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth list.

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