Xiomara Acevedo (Colombia)

Founder and CEO, Fundación Barranquilla+20

Xiomara founded Barranquilla+20 in 2012 to inspire citizens to work towards making their communities more sustainable. Since 2012, the organisation has engaged more than 7000 children and young people in Barranquilla. Xiomara works with the local government to promote sustainable living and she hopes to affect policy change at the national level by helping to construct the first climate change public policy in Colombia. Xiomara also co-founded the project El Orinoco se adapta in order to promote a network of organisations and communities working to minimise and adapt to climate change in the Orinoquia region using a gender-based approach.