The interactive session featuring the “SICA Region” (Central America and Dominican Republic, SICA = Central American Integration System) as pioneer in forest and landscape restoration that offers investment opportunities for the public and private sector on a national and regional scale.

The session brings together public and private sector perspectives on the process of building the enabling environment, business models and appropriate vehicles for landscape investments at scale for public and private impact and mainstream investors. It offers insights from public and private investors currently investing in landscape restoration in Central America and facilitates a discussion on the potential for public-private cooperation and increased regional integration of investment strategies.

Central America: Developing a Region of Opportunities for Investments in Landscape Restoration

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


  • Kaspar Wansleben

    Managing director, Forest and Climate Change Fund

  • Jorge Oviedo

    Executive Director, FIAES, Fund for Environmental Investments, El Salvador

  • Pamela Castillo Barahona

    Vice Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and President of FUNBAM

  • Katalin Solymosi

    Senior Consultant on Sustainable Land Use Investments, UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use GmbH

  • Dzemal Tomic

    Deputy Head of Institutional Relationship Management (IRM), BCEE Luxembourg

  • Salvador Ernesto Nieto Cárcamo

    Executive Secretary, Central American Commission for Environment and Development


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