Grace Barahona | INCAE
Grace Barahona


Executive Director of the CLACDS Ecobanking Project. In charge of several initiatives such as the Green Housing Financing Course and the Green Retrofit Marketplace platform. She is a graduate of INCAE Business School with a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in sustainable development and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. In March 2020, she concluded the “Leadership and Diversity for Innovation” Program of the Women's World Banking and Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Wharton University of Pennsylvania, in order to deepen her knowledge of the design of credit products focused on women.


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  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in sustainable development. INCAE Business School. 1992- 1994
  • Bachelor of Economics, graduated with Academic Distinction. National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 1989-1992

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Work experience

Place of work: FND, Mexico / IDB

From: July 2019 To: December 2019

Position: Consultant

Description: Member of the team formed to analyze the establishment of a new credit line for US $ 50 million to finance green technologies in the agricultural sector in Mexico.

Place of work: Financiera Rural, México / IDB

From: July 2013 To: September 2013

Position: Consultant

Description: Member of the team formed to analyze, monetize and link the portfolio of the agricultural sector of the institution with positive environmental and social impacts.

Place of work: CLACDS / INCAE Business School

From: January 2012 To: November 2013

Position: Consultant

Description: Design of the strategy for relaunching and implementing the second phase of the Ecobanking Project (2013-2017). Development of the execution plan and selection of donors.

Place of work: Technical Secretariat for Planning and External Cooperation (SEPLAN). Honduras

From: January 2012 To: April 2013

Position: IDB Results Management Consultant

Description: Coordination of the Program to Support the Implementation of a Results-Based Management System in the Government of Honduras. Monitoring and evaluation of high impact policies and strategies implemented.

Place of work: Central American Bank for Economic Integration, CABEI. Honduras.

From: July 2005 To: December 2010

Position: Executive Assistant to the Director for Spain

Description: Advice to the representative of the Spanish government in the Bank's Board of Directors for the approval of operations (credit and technical assistance, among others).

Place of work: Inter-American Development Bank, IDB. USES

From: May, 2005 To: July 2005

Position: Consultant

Description: Member of the work team to design a proposal that would determine the role and responsibilities that the Bank would have when engaging in the carbon emissions reduction market.

Place of work: Danish Cooperation Agency, DANIDA. Honduras

From: February, 2005 To: April 2005

Position: Consultant

Description: Member of the work team to design the regional environmental program for US $ 40 million for the period 2005-2009, a component to support the environmental performance of civil society and its future impact actions.

Place of work: CABEI. Honduras

From: September, 2003 To: February 2005

Position: International Financial Analyst

Description: Manager of relationships, contacts and funds (JBIC World Bank, KfW, among others), for CDM activities promoted by CABEI in the Central American region and responsible for at least 10 funding activities for environmental programs, of which she was the leader of the design team.

Place of work: CABEI. Honduras

From: August, 1997 To: August 2003

Position: Environmental Analyst

Description: Focal point for the coordination of all the Bank's environmental initiatives and activities. Responsible for the economic, financial and environmental analysis of projects assigned to the Sustainable Development department of the Credit Division. Coordinator of the design of the “Central American Carbon Program”, a financial facility of US $ 40 million to finance projects that will generate certified carbon reductions.

Place of work: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Panama.

From: February, 1997 To: May, 1997

Position: Consultant

Description: Member of the team that worked in the Cayos Cochinos Biological Reserve, in Islas de la Bahía, Honduras to conduct and analyze various studies and surveys.