Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia
Magali Garcia is a Bolivian Agronomist Engineer, with a strong interest in the field of bioclimatology, climate change, and ecosystem management. She holds a Master of Science from the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands and a Master and Ph.D. in Climate and Water Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven of Belgium. She coordinates projects on watershed strategies to reduce land degradation in the Andes, training programs of Land and Water resources responding to climate pressures, and several climate change impacts projects in Bolivia and elsewhere in the Andes focused on irrigation strategy, vulnerability, and adaptation of small Andean communities and ecosystems and climate services linked to local knowledge.
She is a long-standing scientist, especially on eco-systemic climate change impacts on land, and water management as she understands the scientific complexities and circularity of elements of sustainable ecological systems while having a strong background in working with stakeholders from outside of academia. She has experience in drafting policy-related documents and worked with several international organizations. Based on her experiences, she produced a large list of scientific and colloquial documents both in English and Spanish.