Minister Milciades Concepción graduated as an Agronomist at the University of Panama, and has a Master’s Degree in Ecology and Conservation from the USMA and in Higher Education at the Universidad Latina.
He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Environmental Assessment from Fundabaires, Argentina and a Diploma in Sustainable Development Goals from UN-CATIE in Costa Rica. He has taken several courses in environmental matters and recently received his law degree from the University of Panama, at the Faculty of Law and Political Science.
His professional experience includes the positions of Senior Project Environmental Coordinator for Studies of the Indio River Reservoir with UNDP and ACP, Environmental Manager of ETESA, Environmental Manager of IRHE, Head of the Department of Watershed Management of IRHE, Consultant and Auditor Environmental.
Between 2004 and 2009 he was Deputy of the Republic and president of the Population, Environment and Development Commission of the National Assembly, where ten environmental laws were formulated and approved.
He has been a master’s professor in the specialties of: Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management, Environmental Audits, Environmental Problems of Panama, Political Ecology, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Rural Tourism, Environmental Management in Tourism and Environmental Education, in seven Universities in the country .
He has received several recognitions for his contribution to environmental management and approval of environmental laws by NGOs and organizations such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mar Viva, Catholic Panorama and the Assembly’s Environment Commission Legislative of Costa Rica.