Raul Zambrano

Global lead and Policy Adviser, Access to Information and e-governance, Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy,

UNDP New York

United States
English, Spanish
E-governance and Access to Information , ICT for Development, Open Data, Open Government, Social Network, Transparency

Raúl Zambrano is the Global Lead and Policy Adviser in the ICT for Development and e-governance team at UNDP’s Democratic Governance practice based in New York.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Zambrano has supported the deployment and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in nearly 100 developing countries to foster development agendas and promote social inclusion, working together with national governments, the private sector and civil society organizations.

Mr. Zambrano’s current focus is on mobile technologies and social networks to enhance access to public information, advance service delivery for under-served populations and promote the participation of stakeholders in public policy and decision-making processes. Mr. Zambrano is also working on open government and open data, and the use of cloud computing by developing countries.

Before joining UNDP in 1993, Mr. Zambrano worked in academia in the United States. Mr. Zambrano is a Colombian national and holds a BA in sociology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a MA in Economics with a major in Economic Development from the New School for Social Research, USA.



Speaker's related links


ICTs and MDGs: New opportunities on the development horizon. Our Perspective, UNDP, 1 March 2013