CIFAL Ecuador was inaugurated in 2014 with the objective of strengthening the capacities of local government authorities and civil society leaders in support of sustainable development. The centre is currently hosted by the International Foundation for Sustainable Development of Ecuador. It aims to support local authorities to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Scope: Andean region

Thematic Areas:

  • Decentralization
  • Planning and Territorial Development
  • Projects Development and Monitoring
  • Productive Development
  • Roads, Infrastructure, Irrigation, and Drainage
  • International Cooperation
  • Environment
  • Provincial Action Against Climate Change (APROCC)
  • Finances for Provincial Governments


  • Disaster Risk and Climate Change
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Rural Development
  • Solidarity Economy

CIFAL Ecuador Director

Andrea Mendoza Ojeda

Ms. Andrea Mendoza Ojeda

Master in Corporate Social Responsibility from ESERP Business School - Barcelona, Spain, Bachelor of Arts - in Organizational Communication from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Bachelor of Arts - in International Relations from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Ms. Andrea Mendoza Ojeda is a member of the Board of Directors of Aldeas Infantiles SOS in Ecuador.

Ms. Mendoza currently serves as Director of Sustainability for Grupo Ekos and Director of Centro CIFAL Ecuador. She served as general coordinator of the United Nations Global Compact Ecuador Network. With more than 12 years of experience in the areas of Communication, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, she has been the CEO of SDG Consulting, a consulting firm for private companies and non-profit organisations in Ecuador. Professor of Sustainability and Corporate Communication at the Business School of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and guest professor of Social Responsibility and Community Relations at PUCE TEC. Ms. Mendoza has published several publications in business and environmental magazines, and has lectured on Sustainability at national level.

Contact us



Phone: + 593 2 244 3377 Ext 287

Mobile: +539 9 99698316

Address: Ave. NNUU 10-14 y Amazonas, Torre A. Piso 8. Oficina 802, Blvr. NNUU. Quito, Ecuador

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