THE TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARIAT

EUGENIA SAINI – Executive Secretary

Born in Argentina. Agronomist, Doctor in agricultural sciences, passion for agriculture, feeding people and making life better for farmers. Almost 25 years of work in strategic planning and execution of regional cooperation projects, especially in science & development, technological innovation and sustainable agribusiness for small farming in Latin American and the Caribbean countries. Her challenge is to strengthen strategic alliances among public and private organizations that enhance governance and increase the investments in R&D. Eugenia’s professional background allows her to work in multicultural and interdisciplinary teams, sharing knowledge from basic and applied sciences, portfolio financial management, and agribusiness policy design. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at Cornell University and more recently with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) Scholarship at the Center for Strategic &International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C.


DAVID GÓMEZ – Program Associate

David Gomez is the Program Administrator at FONTAGRO. With more than 7 years of experience, he has worked for the private sector in Colombia and, since 2012, has been working in operations and administrative management at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. Before joining FONTAGRO, he worked at the Integration and Trade Sector of IDB in topics related to market access and agricultural products. In 2013, he joined the Research Department of IDB, where he coordinated the Studies and Publications Committee and other administrative processes. He holds a Master Degree in Economics from Stockholm University and a Bachelor’s degree, in the same field from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


EXTERNAL ADVISORS

ANIMUS

ANIMUS is a digital agency with more than 10 years of experience, based in the Argentinean Patagonia. It has a staff of designers, programmers, communicators and digital marketing specialists. Its team work as an integrated interdisciplinary way and has developed web sites and apps for companies, organizations and government entities in Argentina, United States, Spain and Switzerland. 

They have an extensive expertise in custom software development in tourism, media and science and technology areas. 

ANIMUS Works alongside FONTAGRO updating and developing its digital platforms, managing calls for proposals, implementing digital campaigns and posting online content.