Alejandro Argumedo, Andes Amazon Lead

Born in central Peru to an Indigenous Quecha farming family, Alejandro serves as Director of Programs and Andes Amazon Lead. He brings over 25 years of international experience working with Indigenous Peoples, small scale farmers, NGOs, research organizations, government institutions and United Nation’s bodies and other intergovernmental organizations in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Alejandro has focused on topics and issues including human rights, corporate structures, governance, Indigenous philanthropy, campaigns, public policy, dialogue, communications, and domestic and international conservation and development activities. A recognized Indigenous leader, he helped found global Indigenous networks such as the Indigenous Peoples’ Biodiversity Network (IPBN), The Call of the Earth Group, The Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessments and The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples.