For the past 30 years, Mr. Zambrano has supported the deployment of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in nearly 90 developing countries to address critical development priorities and promote overall human development. Working with national governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations, he has provided advice and helped formulate national policies that strategically factor in the potential benefits of new digital technologies.
Working closely with public institutions at the various levels of government, Mr. Zambrano has promoted local innovation to enhance access to public information, advance public service delivery, and foster the participation of stakeholders in public policy and decision-making processes. His approach emphasizes that ICTs are a means to amplify new and ongoing development efforts whose ultimate target is to increase the well-being of local stakeholders and beneficiaries.
With a multidisciplinary academic background comprising engineering, sociology, and economics, Mr. Zambrano brings a unique approach that allows governments and civil society to harness new technologies compellingly. More recently, he has supported initiatives related to open data, social innovation, blockchains, and artificial intelligence, tackling them from a human development perspective.