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Camilo Ramada

Camilo Ramada is a specialist in developing mobile and digital payments as tools for local economic growth. He has been a leader in several development institutions and innovative economic growth projects focused in Latin America. Camilo has coordinated international research and published on the subject of payment systems and constantly shares his knowledge and expertise at conferences around the world.

For more than 10 years he has been the General Project Manager for Latin America of the Social TRade Organisation (STRO), where he has led the international relations, and the development of payment tools targeted at local economic growth.

Camilo co-founded the STRO Knowledge Centre for Methodology Development. He has been a board member of the STRO Foundation in Uruguay, where he designed digital payment systems for local governments, business chambers, cooperatives and financial institutions. Camilo has been a crucial figure in the development and implementation of the Commercial Credit Circuit C3 Uruguay (C3U).

Now based out of South Africa, Camillo works on the GEM currency proposal.


He has authored and co-authored the following books:

Desenvolvimento Integral com Métodos Monetários” [Monetary Methods for Integrated Development] (2003) – InSTROdi publication.

“Onde está o Dinheiro?” [Where Does Money Come From?] (2002)– Dacasa publishing, Porto Alegre, Brasil (ed.).

“Arm door Geld (2001)” [Money and Poverty] – V.A. Publications, The Netherlands (with H. van Arkel).

“Voor Hetzelfde Geld (1999)” [The Other Side of the Coin] – The Netherlands (with H. van Arkel and G. Peterse).

He has written various articles and essays, including

“Digital Money and its’ impact on local economic variables: the case of Uruguay”, 2013, with Adriana Cassoni.

“Digital Payment Systems and Economic Growth”, STRO Publications


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