Natalia Burgos Cuevas is an Alexander von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellow at Ecologic Institute. Thematically, she focuses on climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and urban and regional planning. Natalia Burgos is a native Spanish speaker, is fluent in English and French and has a basic knowledge of German.
At Ecologic Institute, Natalia Burgos focuses her research on Climate Change and Migration, particularly in Colombia. Through this, she aims to critically analyze the climate change and migration nexus and provide policy recommendations for mainstreaming the topic into the policy agenda with a focus on land use and development plans.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Natalia Burgos worked as Regional Development Advisor at the National Planning Department (Departamento Nacional de Planeación) of Colombia, being responsible for the design and implementation of the Colombian Regional Integration Strategy prioritized in the National Development Plan (2018-2022). Additionally, she worked in the enlargement of the Colombian portfolio for sustainable land use planning and climate change regional projects.
Prior to this role, she worked as Sustainable Urban Development Advisor at the National Planning Department, collaborating with the implementation of the public policy concerning the size, distribution and function of Colombian cities with a focus on climate change related projects.
Natalia Burgos completed her Master's degree in Disasters, Adaptation and Development at King's College London (United Kingdom). For her dissertation, she conducted interdisciplinary research on how governance structures influence participatory processes and their ability to support vulnerability reduction in risk communities focusing on a case study of community participation in Altos de la Estancia, Bogota (Colombia).