ATM for Rural Areas: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities in Colombia and Peru


Socialise experiences (success stories, challenges and opportunities) from Colombia and Peru on the creation of Technical Assistance Areas in water and sanitation for rural areas and motivate new municipalities to integrate the figure.


Lucy Amparo Guzman, mayor of the municipality of Santander de Quilichao, is a dentist with a master's degree in public health and local development management. She has a 20-year career in the public sector, having served, among others, as health secretary and manager of Quilisalud in Santander de Quilichao and as health secretary of the department of Cauca.

Diego Zapata, president of the Inter-veredal aqueduct Aguas de Curpaq (Cuenca del río Páez - Quinamayó community council) of Santander de Quilichao; technologist in commerce and business. He has extensive professional experience in the community, including nine years of work with the Aguas de Curpaq aqueduct, where he has been president since 2018.

Alfredo Reyes, Advisor to the Mayor's Office of Gámeza in the department of Boyacá, Zootechnician from the Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia and currently studying for a specialisation in Project Management at the Corporación Universitaria de Asturias.

Ana Virginia Mujica, Coordinator of the Sectoral Policy Group of the Vice-Ministry of Water and Basic Sanitation of the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory, economist from the University of the Andes, with a Master's degree in Economics from the same university and in International Development from the University of Oxford.

Víctor Luis Cabrera la Rosa, from the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru, Agricultural Engineer from the National Agrarian University La Molina, specialist in Governance and Political Management and has more than 26 years of experience in the construction of Public Policies, in Public Management, in strategic planning, in budgeting for results; preparation, execution, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of Social Projects, and in the design of high impact strategies. He currently works as Head of the Technical Unit for the improvement of service delivery in the National Rural Sanitation Programme (PNSR) of the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) - Peru.

José Alexander Pintado Reyes, from the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru, is a Municipal Management Specialist in the National Rural Sanitation Programme, since April 2015, with more than 15 years of experience working with various municipalities and regional governments in aspects associated with the implementation of the social component in water and sanitation investment projects; as well as in the management of water and sanitation service provision in rural Peru. He has a degree in Education, a postgraduate degree in creativity development, and extensive training in Process Management and Improvement, Local and Regional Government Management, Budgetary Processes and Continuous Improvement.


Walquiria Pérez Pamplona, Country Representative of SWISSAID Colombia, implementing partner of the ASIR-SABA project in Colombia for the Pacific region. Business administrator and lawyer, specialist in International Cooperation and experience in development cooperation programmes and social innovation with an ethnic and gender approach.