Meet the team

Biography

Fermin is leader of the Harakbut indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon, with a career of 19 years dedicated to strengthening Indigenous and community organisations. His work has focused on the implementation of the intercultural environmental governance model known as “co-management” in the Communal Reserves of Peru.                                                                                                            With a background in social studies, he has managed several conservation and eco-business development projects, using an ecosystem-based approach to adaptation. He has a deep knowledge in public management applied to the administration of communal reserves, as well as skills to evaluate, diagnose and propose plans and strategies that address social, environmental, economic and cultural issues in Natural Protected Areas and their associated landscapes.
He has held positions as president of the Contract Executor Administrator of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve ECA Amarakaeri and re-elected and currently chairs the National Association of Contract Executors of Administration of Communal Reserves of Peru- ANECAP.
His experience includes roles as a consultant and trainer in conservation, sustainable development and participatory management. He is a promoter of the RIA-REDD+ Amazon Indigenous with a focus on Communal Reserves Administration Contracts. In addition, he is part of the Technical Committee of the Socio-Cultural Architecture for Redd+ Transactions (ART) initiative and is a member of the Advisory Board of the KAWARI Fund for Integrity in Forest Carbon Markets: Re Wild and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Senior Management of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.