HOW WE WORK
Members & Leadership
We are a global team, passionate about what we do, who we work with and how we intentionally engage with all of our members and stakeholders in Peru, Honduras and around the world!
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” ~African proverb
Membership in action!
Everyone that supports the work of Perucano starts as a volunteer. In order to launch an initiative into a project, they join as a member, which provides a mechanism to develop and even pitch their interests and projects to the assembly, the Executive Board members, International Advisory Board members, and other community leaders. Our current projects and programs provide professional development opportunities and pathways to incubate new areas of our work. All of our work is driven by our goals to realize the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our current program teams are focused on:
Sustainable Food Systems Center (Centro de Innovación en Sistemas Alimentarios Sostenibles - CISAS), based in Peru
Human Development Center (Centro de Desarrollo Humano - CDH), based in Honduras.
CISAS started as a project that successfully incubated into our first program, launched in 2018.
CDH will launch in August 2023.
Our members are incubating additional program areas that include:
Leadership & Global Citizenship
Below you will learn more about our executive leadership, program teams, international advisors, and our Latin American coordinators.
Executive Board & Leadership
The core leadership of Perucano is represented by the Executive Board, the legal representaives of Instituto Perucano (RUC: 20605204318). In order to form part of the board each member pledges time and resources to move the organization towards the development of current and future partnerships & projects.
Executive Director, President
Program Team - CISAS Peru
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
CISAS focuses on advancing areas of agroecology, regenerative agriculture and sustainable food systems in Peru, Latin American & the Caribbean, and globally through regional programs, course offerings & global exchange opportunites to train in sustainable agriculture.
Director, Programs & Partnerships
Director, External Relations
International Advisory Board
Similar to our Executive Board, our Advisory Board members serve as a moral compass to guide and advise our collective work. Advisory Board members work as volunteers and mentors for our staff, as well as contribute social capital to move projects forward. Before a project is approved, Advisory Board members shape projects and inform decisions of the Executive Board.
Founding Member - FOREST MANAGEMENT
Member - ENVIRONMENT LAW
Member - AGRONOMIST
Latin American Coordinators
Perucano regional coordinators lead regional programming & host local and international partners, volunteers and support logistics on the ground. Luis & Hillary lead planning, travel, communication, representation, translation, and many other collaborative activities in Peru and throughout Latin America.