Welcome to my new blog and site

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7 years ago, I was blessed with a scholarship to study abroad and soon after found myself working for my dreamed organizations. Now I am back to Peru, feeling amazed by the positive transformations I can see everyday. Excellent timing for a sabbatical! I am now dedicated to bringing my personal projects to life. Moving the ideas to action. My current interests are environmental education, green or eco-businesses and investments.

From time to time I will be posting links and comments about relevant issues to natural resources, climate change, forestry, economics, and education. Thank you for your comments!

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About sandravelarde

Peruvian Forest Engineer (UNALM) and MSc. in Ecological Economics (University of Edinburgh, UK). I am a natural resource management specialist. My experience is in socio-economics in tropical forests, evaluating the trade-offs across different land uses: biodiversity, carbon,and profitability (FAO, ASB, ICRAF). My PhD thesis at the Australian National University (ANU) is about tree planting for bioenergy. My passion: Planning and capacity building, using participatory methods, like Future Scenarios (CIFOR, ASB, ICRAF, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment). Currently working as Economist / transdisciplinary scientist at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion).

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