David Jácome Polit
Architect graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador – Quito in 2003. Specialist in Real Estate Strategic Management with a diploma awarded by the Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2007. Project Manager of the largest private organization in Ecuador for more than 8 years, and then from the private practice In 2014. Master’s degree (Cum Laude) at the Technological University of Delft, The Netherlands, specializing in architectural engineering and technology in sustainable development. Student leader of the Dutch team that participated in the Solar Decathlon Europe Paris-2014, winning the first prize in sustainability and second prize in energy efficiency, among other awards.
Currently Resilience Advisor for UNDP that allows him to perform as Chief Resilience Officer of Quito, as part of the initiative 100 Resilient Cities promoted by the Rockefeller Foundation, with the main task to develop and implement the Resilience Strategy of Quito. Currently focusing efforts on different topics, such as developing the Transit Oriented Development plan of the city with the aim to contribute to the city’s efforts to climate change adaptation and as a mechanism to help avoid the creation of new risk; developing a participatory agenda to build resilience from the barrios “neighborhoods”; the city’s agri-food plan under a resilience lense or the city’s competitiveness agenda to create quality jobs and promote sustainable production systems.