Since graduating in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, Dilwyn has specialized in sustainable development in the UK and South America. He has written books and broadcast on topics ranging from renewable energy to Amazonian health care and was Executive Director for the European Commission funded Mid Wales Energy Agency between 2000 and 2004.
In the last eight years, Dilwyn has focused on working with indigenous Amazon communities to identify sustainable products which minimise impacts on the rainforest and maximize income stream for villagers. He has practical experience of operating community-based PES initiatives, improving agricultural product processes, capacity building and community implementation of renewable energy.
He studied anthropology at La Catolica in Lima, ran and was lead trainer/professor teacher at Peru’s first private school and gallery of photography in the 1980’s and 90’s, joining Ecotribal in 2005.
Nazario is an agroforestry technician and Ecotribal’s representative in Satipo. He specializes in cacao production, capacity building, community liaison and facilitation of everything from organic production to training on climate change
Chris has a Degree in Management of social organizations (non-profits) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. During collage, she volunteered for a consulting project run by students, a UNICEF project and a conservation project in Pacaya Samiria National Reservation, which she then joined as the Social Area Director. she managed the devolopment projects for 11 local communities in the rain forest that surrounds the company’s conservation concession.
She joined Ecotribal as Project coordinator and works in sustainable projects with Awajun and Ashaninkas communities
Maritza Linares Pardo
Post graduate in Rural Tourism, specialising in business administration, with more than 25 years of experience as an expert in administrative management in public and private companies in various sectors: services – private, commercial – mining and industrial – and, textiles.
Also, experienced in analysis and evaluation in the implementation of budgets allocated to cooperation projects as well as in the elaboration of development projects with positive socio-economic impacts at rural and urban levels.
Several years spent as a consultant, on European Union funded program of alternative development in the Central Amazon region of Peru (departments Junín, Pasco and Huánuco). Until 2013, head of project to develop sustainable tourism products for the Nasca-Cusco corridor in the Peruvian coast and Andes regions financed by the IDB-MIF and Swisscontact.
Consultant for projects related to issues of tourism in the Peru and Honduras developing activities to obtain educational quality certification by the World Tourism Organization. Coordination and articulation of academic and administrative operations in 3 venues dedicated to the education and training in tourism and hospitality. Teacher and lecturer on topics related to tourism. Participation in various meetings, linked to issues of tourism development in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.
Ambrocio is an indigenous Aguaruna from the community of Urakusa. He is ex-President of the Council of Aguaruna-Huambisa Elders and works as our community facilitator for the two comunities we work with on the Rio Maranon, in Amazonas.
Others who work with us
Jaime Peña Lopez– Ashaninka technical consultant (agro-forestry, cacao production, solar PV installations, GPS mapping and territorial)