Ivan Castano

National Planning Department

Bilateral Meetings

  • Wednesday (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Wednesday (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
  • Wednesday (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
  • Thursday (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
DescriptionThe National Planning Department (NPD) is the national institution that is in charge of the coordination of the federal government action, and as such it has the responsibility of designing public policy initiatives that aim at achieving the goals in the National Development Plan (which is a law, enacted by the congress).
Organization Type Public Organisation
Areas of Activities


  1. social innovation
  2. equity
  3. education
  4. entrepreneurship
  5. social well-being


  1. Services integration
  2. city platform
  3. big data
  4. data analysis
  5. security
  6. public safety
  7. emergencies


  1. PPP
  2. funding
  3. efficient government
  4. economic development
  5. fiscal and legal framework
  6. procurement


  1. Urban growth
  2. liveable cities
  3. city strategy

Support for the design of a Smart City Public Policy

We are currently working on the design of a Smart City Public Policy that creates a general framework for local governments to implement Smart City initiatives in a coordinated and efficient way.
As such, we are looking for technical cooperation in the construction of the document and we are also interested in looking for companies that are willing to cooperate with the Colombian government in the implementation of pilot projects after the Public Policy is in Place.
We believe that the creation of such a policy for Smart Cities, will generate a momentum in the sector that will be beneficial for all parties, mainly citizens who should be the center of the Smart City implementations.
If you believe you can cooperate with us in the creation of a technology neutral framework, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keywords: Smart GovernanceGovernment CooperationTechnical CooperationGovernmentPilotCitizens
Cooperation Requested
  1. Investment/Financing
  2. Technical co-operation
  3. Other