Germán García Durán

Germán García Durán is a Colombian civil and environmental engineer, graduated from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, USA.

Germán García Durán
Colombia Ambassador to Kenya
In office
Preceded byJesús Pérez González Rubio
Succeeded byMaría Victoria Díaz
In office
PresidentCésar Gaviria Trujillo
Succeeded byJesús Pérez González Rubio
General Manager of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment
In office
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Succeeded byFelipe Pineda Aristizábal
Personal details
BornNorth Santander, Colombia
Alma mater
ProfessionEnvironmental Engineer


After being a consultant in Colombia and the United States and a university professor in Colombia, he twice served as Ambassador of Colombia to Kenya. During his diplomatic mission, García, who is an environmental engineer and had been General Manager of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment prior to his appointment, pursued global environmental policies as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi which includes the United Nations Environment Programme, and UN-HABITAT. He was Chairman of the Group of 77 on several occasions, Vice President of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer,[1] and is currently Executive President of Río Urbano, a Waterkeeper Alliance member NGO that looks to protect riverbeds in urban areas.[2]


  1. ^ "Colombia En Convenio Para Proteger El Ozono" [Colombia In Convention To Protect The Ozone Layer]. El Tiempo. 1991-06-18. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  2. ^ "Presidente" (in Spanish). Río Urbano. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-11-09.