Deputy Mayor of the district of Panamá
Raisa Banfield is Deputy Mayor of the district of Panamá and Administrator of New Projects (the Master Plan for the Development of the City of Panamá)
An architect by profession, Banfield has been active in the environmental movement, focusing on the protection of at-risk ecosystems in Panamá. She believes that environmental protection and economic development policies must be complementary.
From 2007-2010, she was Co-Founder and Executive Director of CIAM (Centre for Environmental Lobbying). In 2010, she founded Sustainable Panamá (PASOS), an organization promoting environmentally sustainable practices, the same year that she produced the TV programme ‘Our Planet’.