Ana Carolina González is senior program officer in the Andean Region office in Bogotá focusing on Ford’s Natural Resources and Climate Change program. Her work promotes the rights to territory, participation and the equitable distribution of benefits associated with the access and use of natural resources. She was a member of the Global Board of Directors of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and of the national committee of the initiative in Colombia until 2016. She was also co-founder of the Colombian Coalition of Social and Academic Organizations for the Transparency of Extractive Industries.
Ana Carolina is an associate researcher at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, where she coordinated a research group on mining and energy resources. She has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University in New York and at the Universidad Catolica in Peru. She has worked as a research and project consultant in areas of transparency, extractive industries, citizen participation and energy transition in the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank’s IFC, the Inter-American Development Bank, Transparency International—Colombia, the National Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
Ana Carolina holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and two master's degrees—in development and in comparative politics—as well as a PhD in political science from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France (Sciences Po).