Vice President and Minister of Public Works and Transport of the Government of the Canary Islands
Vice-President of the Association of Municipalities of Bolivia (AMB) and Vice-president of the Municipal Council of Cochabamba
International Consultant of FLACMA and of the National Confederation of Municipalities of Brazil (CNM)
Pablo Rodríguez Valido, currently Vice President and Minister of Public Works and Transport of the Government of the Canary Islands, has an important career, both professional and political, which reveals his vocation of public service.
Born in 1981 in Gran Canaria, during his academic training he has studied in Business Administration and Management, as well as in Public Law and Urban Law, with special interest in Open Government and collaborative and connected cities.
He became interested in participating actively in the society and from a very young age was a member of the Governing Council and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and also, until 2009, president of the Nationalist Student Collective, the year in which he founded the Civic Association Strategic Plan of Telde.
At the same time, his marked entrepreneurial character, originated that from 2006 until 2010 he was managing director and founding partner of the digital company DirectFrame, specialized in the innovation and technology sector and with international presence. Also, within his work experience also highlights his stage, from 2004 to 2006, as a trainer of new technologies; his work as coordinator, during two editions, of the Department of Production of the Youth Fair of the Government of the Canary Islands; as well as his journey as coordinator of the youth programs in the Fundación Canaria de Juventud Ideo.
On the other hand, in terms of its political activity, it is worth noting that from 2011 to 2015 he held the position of Deputy Mayor and Councilor for the Government of Urbanism, Heritage, Tourism, and Physical Activity and Sports of the Gran Canarian City Council of Telde. And in a new stage, from 2015 until 2016 he was deputy in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, as well as Councilor for Urbanism and coordinator of the Canary Coalition Group in that municipality.
Lawyer and University Professor.
Specialist in Public Policy from the University of São Paulo (USP).
International Consultant of the National Confederation of Municipalities of Brazil (CNM).
International Consultant of the Latin-American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA).
Director of project Localization of the SDgs in Brazil (CNM – UNDP).
Sidi Khalifa is an expert in Decentralization and Local Development. Since 1994, his commitment to the field has helped to support the processes of regional governance, decentralization and capacity building of local authorities and community actors in Mauritania in collaboration with the Mauritanian Ministry in charge of decentralization and its technical and financial partners in particular, the World Bank, AFD, the European Union, IFAD as an employee, expert, consultant and / or direct partner. As well as with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) where he is currently the National Expert in Decentralization and Local Development.
In the area of governance and territorial development planning, his path has been marked by the application of participatory tools in the design processes of Regional Poverty Alleviation Plans, Municipal Development Plans, conduct and the facilitation of consultation spaces and facilitation of inter-stakeholder and multilevel dialogue, management of diversity and institutional articulation of roles of actors and territorial networks in the dynamics of local governance.
Sidi participated in the preparation and facilitation of several specialized reflections on decentralization: round tables on Decentralization in Mauritania, Conferences on decentralization and local economic development (LED), conduct of municipal institutional diagnostics.
Sidi has strongly contributed to the formulation and implementation of the new UNDP Program to Support Regional Governance and Local Economic Development (PAGOURDEL), which consolidates and extends the ART GOLD Mauritania program. The program is a good example of the “new generation” programs that are incorporating a reference to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the localization of the SDGs, as well as a multi-agency and multi-donor platform perspective aligned with government priorities.