Staff

meet the members of the team

who are responsible for carrying out this initiative.

STAFF

ACCIÓN ANDINA
TEAM

Accion Andina is an initiative implemented by ECOAN and Global Forest Generation, for the restoration of ecosystems in the Andes throughout South America. Our team is made up of specialists in reforestation and native trees.

Executive team

This initiative would not have been possible without the vision of our founders, we invite you to learn more about them.

Constantino Aucca

Acción Andina President & Co-founder

Background

Biologist by the UNSAAC, researcher associated to the ornithological department of the Museum of Natural History - UNMSM. Since his youth he has studied Polylepis forests and their fauna in various regions of Peru and South America, has led biological expeditions in Andean and Amazonian ecosystems. He specializes in the development of sustainable conservation projects with local communities.

Responsibilities

High-level representation and coordination with local partners and governments. Design and execution of scaling and governance strategies.

Florent Kaiser

Global Forest Generation (GFG) CEO

Background

Florent is a passionate conservation entrepreneur on a mission to implement effective solutions to scale up restoration and protection of the world's forest ecosystems. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum's 1t.org Trillion Tree Campaign. As a member of the Board of the Global Partnership for Landscape Restoration, Florent represents GFG's work with catalytic on-the-ground implementers.

Responsibilities

Responsible for overall strategy and fundraising for GFG's initiatives, including Accion Andina. In partnership with the executive team of Accion Andina, Florent represents the initiative internationally at high level events and coordinates partnership opportunities with large, multi-national funding organizations.

George Fenwick

Acción Andina Co-founder & Senior Advisor

Background

George has dedicated his life to conservation. Prior to serving as founding President of Global Forest Generation, he was President of the American Bird Conservancy, which he founded in 1994.

Responsibilities

Co-Founded Global Forest Generation and the Accion Andina Initiative. Advises the organization in long term strategy, growth trajectory, fundraising, communications and conservation.

Rita Fenwick

Acción Andina Co-founder & Senior Advisor

Background

Rita has worked in biodiversity conservation for over 25 years. She is the founding Executive Director of Global Forest Generation and served as Vice President and Director of Development for American Bird Conservancy (ABC) for two decades.

Responsibilities

Co-Founded Global Forest Generation and the Accion Andina Initiative. Advises the organization in long term strategy, growth trajectory, fundraising, communications and conservation.

Leslie Danoff

Acción Andina Co-founder & Senior advisor

Background

Leslie was the founding COO of Global Forest Generation. As a prior Board Director at Rainforest Trust, she helped protect millions of acres of threatened forest in South America’s Amazon and Andes as well as in Africa and Asia.

Responsibilities

Co-Founded Global Forest Generation and the Accion Andina Initiative. Advises the organization in long term strategy, growth trajectory, fundraising, communications and conservation.

Accion Andina team

Meet some of the team in charge of carrying out Accion Andina's restoration, conservation and communication operations.

Adrián Torres

Acción Andina Program Director

Background

Biologist specialized in botany at UNMSM, and researcher at the Department of Ecology of the Museum of Natural History "Javier Prado" - UNMSM. He specializes in Andean-Amazonian ecosystems, plant-animal interactions and conservation project management. He is also a scientific illustrator and naturalist.

Responsibilities

Development and oversight of project lifecycle, including high-level coordination. Participate in the design and execution of scaling and development strategies.

Ani Luna

Acción Andina Progam Officer

Background

Biologist with a B.Sc. in Molecular Science at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and Master in Environmental and Resource Management at VU Amstenrdan, she is specialized in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. She has experience in environmental education and mangrove restoration.

Responsibilities

Project supervision, including review of reports, metrics and field visits. Participate in the design of conservation projects and strategies.

Jean Pierre Salguero

Acción Andina Comunications Officer

Background

Communicator, specializing in digital marketing and data science, has experience in integrated digital communication strategies and has worked developing graphic pieces for non-profit organizations, lives in Lima.

Responsibilities

Integral coordination of the organization's communication, participates in the design and execution of promotion and socialization strategies.

Ramiro Yabar

Acción Andina Finance Officer

Background

Ramiro grew up in the Manu reserve, managing a family ECOLODGE. Economist from UNSAAC, with further studies in Planning and Development at the Institute of Social Studies in Holland, and a Master in Social Processes and Globalization at the University of Pais Vasco in Spain.

Responsibilities

Financial analysis of projects, including cash flows and projections. Participate in the design of development and scaling projects.

Darwin Miranda

Acción Andina SIG Analyst

Background

Biologist specialized in ornithology and geographic information systems from UNSAAC, he has experience in the creation of biological conservation areas and biodiversity inventories.

Responsibilities

Preparation and review of maps and GIS resources, metrics analysis and monitoring.

Ana Vaneza Hurtado

Acción Andina Accountant

Background

Public accountant and technical studies in computer science with experience in humanitarian development projects. She is passionate about being part of working groups that contribute to the common good and sustainability of the planet.

Responsibilities

Registration of documentation and accounting review of projects under execution.

Global Forest Generation advisory team

Meet some of the team in charge of carrying out Accion Andina's restoration, conservation and communication operations.

Wade Million

GFG Comunications Director

Background

Wade is an award winning nature and travel photographer with over a decade of experience in science and communications. His ambition is to become a bridge between science and public engagement through honest storytelling that ignites in others the desire to take climate action.

Responsibilities

Devlops and executes the overall communications and marketing strategy for Global Forest Generation and it's initiatives, including Accion Andina. Collaborates with the Accion Andina communications team to produce creative content that promotes the organization regionally and internationally.

Ana Allen

GFG Development Manager

Background

Anna has eight years of project management and operations experience in non-profits and businesses in Latin America and Europe, and currently resides in Mexico.

Responsibilities

Responsible for securing large funding contracts for all Global Forest Generation Initiatives, including Accion Andina. Manages relationships with donor partners, develops proposals for contracts, and sources new potential fundraising opportunities.

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