Francisco Noguera
Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

Francisco is a Staff Writer for, formerManaging Editor, as well as Founder of NextBillion en Español, a website and blog aimed to advance the development through enterprise community in Latin America. He is currently a candidate for Columbia University’s Masters in Development Practice, housed at the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia’s Earth Institute.

Prior to his enrollment at Columbia, Francisco worked as an Associate with the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute, in Washington DC. At WRI, Francisco researched market-based approaches to sustainable development, and led the launch of the New Ventures project in Colombia in collaboration with Universidad de los Andes.

His experience includes work in the investment banking and management consulting industries in Colombia. He’s also a co-Founder at Prospéritas Microfinanzas, a Microfinance organization that provides business development and credit to microentrepreneurs in Colombia.

Francisco holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

He can be contacted at and followed on Twitter at @fjnoguera.

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