Andean Countries Officer – Colombia
PhD. in Environmental Anthropology School of Anthropology and Conservation. University of Kent, UK
MA in Regional Studies, Environment, and Development Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico
Geographical Information Systems Certificate Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute, Bogotá, Colombia
BA Social Anthropology with a minor in Biology. University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Joaquin has more than 2 decades of experience in social governance and conservation, mainly in the Amazon. He has vast experience working with Indigenous and local communities including efforts to strengthen IPLCs capacity, secure territorial rights, develop sustainable livelihoods, reinforce territorial protection and ensure cultural survival in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico. Much of his work has focused on regions scarred by drug-related, political and structural violence linked to extractive economies. Joaquin has worked in several organizations including some of Re:wild partners like ACT and WWF. In his different roles with these organizations, he has developed strong skills at convening multiple stakeholders to implement conservation solutions and in recent years has worked closely with environmental authorities, Protected Area services, local governments, local NGOs and IPLCs.