I’m a forester with postgraduate studies in forest resources management. Over the past 20 years I have worked actively in smallholder communities. I have experience in the implementation and monitoring of internationally funded projects focusing on sustainable management of renewable natural resources, and integrated rural production systems. I consult with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment on environmental projects where focusing on issues related to women and school children. A good deal of my work has involved conducting training using participatory and interactive methodologies. I facilitate workshops on inter-institutional relationships, interdisciplinary working groups and coordination among rural communities.