Johnson Cerda is a member of a Kichwa community of Limoncocha in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Mr. Cerda has a master’s in political science. Mr. Cerda has worked with indigenous organizations in Ecuador and has collaborated with two Ecuadorian government institutions working on indigenous issues. He is a former member of the GEF-NGO Committee representing indigenous peoples of Latin America and a former member of the Panel of Experts of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank. He has also worked as Co director with Amazon Alliance, a non-governmental organization based in Washington DC. He has participated on UNFCCC negotiations since 2000 advocating for indigenous people’s rights. Mr. Cerda currently is the Senior Director of Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.