Marlon is a Honduran Biologist with technical molecular experience. He developed characterizations of plants and fungi at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). Between 2012 and 2015, he worked in management of plant genetic resources where he directed processes for strengthening institutions and the management of projects by coordinating the National Committee on Plant Genetics (CONAREFIH).
With respect to climate change, Marlon has officially facilitated public policy processes during the construction of the National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation in the Food and Agriculture Sector (ENACCSA 2015-2025), which took place during the meetings of the Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Between 2016 and 2018, he coordinated the Climate Change Institutional Unit of the Agriculture and Livestock Secretariat (SAG), where he drove actions in the national context focused on Sustainable Agriculture Adapted to Climate and promoted the management of Agroclimatic risks through the formation of the Agroclimatic Participatory Tables in Honduras. At the local level, he has experience in vulnerability analysis and developing adaptation plans through utilizing multiple participatory methodologies. These efforts culminated in the creation of the Institutional Climate Change Adaptation Plan SAG 2019-2023.
Currently, Marlon is a researcher with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT-Honduras) focused on Integrated and Participatory Climate Services.