Jorge L. Coy

Regional Representative, Americas
Coban, Guatemala

Jorge L. Coy is the Trickle Up Regional Representative in the Americas. He supervises the development and management of the programs in Latin America. Since the 2008 opening of the Trickle Up office in Guatemala, Jorge has established an excellent team and a network of partner organizations that have enhanced Trickle Up's reputation in the region.

Jorge has more than 20 years of experience in design, implementation, and management of development projects. Previously, he worked for local and international NGOs in Guatemala, including the Rigoberta Menchú Foundation, the Talita Kumi Foundation, CARE, and Mercy Corps. His areas of expertise include income generation, training, agricultural production, organizational development, networks and alliances, and land conflict management. Since 2003, he has served as a professor of project management and sustainable development in Guatemala.

Jorge has experience working with indigenous peoples in Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. He has focused on providing specific and participatory forms of support to indigenous women, youth, and people with disabilities in rural regions. In his current and past roles, he has designed and implemented activities aimed at empowerment and financial inclusion, local participatory processes, development of local capacities at various levels (participants, community, municipality), and articulation of efforts in partnership with actors at the national level. Jorge’s experiences have allowed him to work with various entities and institutions that have developed their experience and capacity to manage and expand inclusive poverty reduction programs.

Originally from Cobán, Mr. Coy has a degree in Zootechnics (Animal Production: Genetics, Nutrition & Animal Reproduction), a master's degree in sustainable development from the Autonomous University of Madrid and is a PhD candidate in Human and Social Sciences from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

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