A recent grant from the Michael Uren Foundation has meant we can expand our team on the ground in Peru and Papua New Guinea. Here we introduce the new team members in Peru:
Josue started in March as Cool Earth’s new local coordinator for our Awajún partnership in Northern Peru. Josue has 15 years of experience working with communities in the Amazon and is a technician in cacao production and fish farming. He will be providing day-to-day support for the Awajún partnership, assisting the community association members and coordinating project activities.
Daylar joined the Peru team as assistant to our local coordinator for the Asháninka partnership in Central Peru. She has five years of experience working with indigenous communities in the Rio Ene and is unstoppable in the forest. Her previous role had been with the local indigenous federation CARE which means she already had strong links with local communities in the area.
Alix started in February 2016 as Project Coordinator based in the Lima office in Peru. Alix has worked extensively with communities in Peru, and has designed artisan empowerment projects with the Ministry of Foreign Tourism in Peru.
“I WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE REALLY STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH LEADERS AND THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL TO ARTICULATE INITIATIVES LIKE COOL EARTH WITH OTHER PROJECTS. DOING SO, WE GUARANTEE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SOLID AND UNBREAKABLE BARRIER THAT PROTECTS THESE COMMUNITIES, THEIR CULTURE, LIFESTYLE AND ESPECIALLY THEIR HOME, THE FOREST.”