Charo is in charge of supporting applicants, assessing applications and monitoring projects achievements. She is also responsible for the policy learning platform related to Low-Carbon Economy.
Before joining the Secretariat in 2016, Charo worked for more than 11 years in the field of international cooperation managing innovation and cooperation projects in Europe, Latin and Central America and the Mediterranean countries. She also provided technical assistance to regional governments in Europe and Latin America for the implementation of innovation strategies, as well as for the assessment of their technological and innovation needs.
With a background in laws, Charo holds a Master in Port Management and Intermodal Transport (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE, Madrid, Spain), as well as a Master in International Trade (University of Valencia, Spain) and a Master in Business Administration (School of Industrial Organisation, Seville, Spain).
She speaks Spanish, English and some Italian.