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We are a social-scientific research organization working together with other organizations and individuals to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on Latin America. Our Board of Directors is based in Germany and our members join us from Italy, Switzerland, Austria, China, Bulgaria and Spain.

We work multidisciplinary and multicultural. For this reason we have in our structure a liaison team in Latin America, consisting of highly qualified young professionals who provide a solid support to our interventions, meet them!

They are responsible for promoting the exchange of knowledge and experiences among individuals, associations and organizations, as well as governmental and private institutions at the international level.

We all move guided by the three pillars of Andean thought and philosophy: Reciprocity, Solidarity and Complementarity. JOIN US!

Meet our team

Board of Directors

Yenny Ramerth : Perú


Biologist, Master in Environmental Management and Development, Master in Political Science. Specialist in Intellectual Property of traditional knowledge and genetic resources. Twenty years of experience in Development Project Management and strategies to fight poverty and implementation of environmental projects linked to climate change adaptation.

Lydia Bodensteiner-Fuhrich: Alemania

Vice President

Accountant, Consultant in management and creation of self-employed companies in Germany, support and advice in business management, tax management and labor rights.

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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Reinhard Engelhart.

Certified agronomist, active organic farmer and supervisor of regional development projects. Founder of waldgarten.global, an educational platform for the international establishment of forest garden projects. Education: - Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für alpenländische Land- und Forstwirtschaft in Raumberg/Stmk. - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences/Vienna: Diploma in Agriculture with specialisation in Agricultural Economics. - Academy of Professional Pedagogy for Agriculture and Forestry/Vienna: Teacher examination and qualification examination for the service of agricultural and forestry teaching, counselling and promotion. - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences/Vienna: PhD studies with focus on rural and agricultural sociology/regional development - since 2014 contact with people from the Qeros nation. Several stays in Peru with visits to the Qeros communities of Macachea and Qoluyo.

Rosmery Mandujano

Business administrator, specialist in project management and R&D&I management systems, intellectual property and technology transfer. More than 13 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of productive-social, research, innovation and business projects. National Fund for Scientific, Technological Development and Technological Innovation - CONCYTEC, Vocational Training Fund FONDOEMPLEO Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism - MINCETUR. R&D&I projects; - CDTI Spain; Entrepreneurship and technology-based business projects in agreement with Grand Challenges Canada/. Joint research projects in agreement with the European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Network - ERANet LAC. Research projects, agreement with the British Council. Innovation projects under a loan agreement with the World Bank.

M.Sc. Lissy Jilek

Staff of the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital Dresden: Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurosurgery, Section for Experimental Neurosurgery/Tumour Immunology - Faculty of Medicine, Dresden University of Technology, Germany - PhD student. Staff of the Institute for Doping Analysis and Sport Biochemistry Dresden Kreischa - management and quality control - Staff of the Chair of Molecular Cell Physiology and Endocrinology: Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Experiments in osteosarcoma cell cultures on the cytotoxicity of certain medicinal plant extracts Research associate/student assistant (15/03/2016 - 31/03/2017) experiments on breast cancer drug derivatives in yeast assay. Testing of selected traditional medicinal plant extracts from Angola for hormonal activities in vitro".

Lucía García Atahuchi

University: UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE INGENIERIA. Bachelor en Ingenieria Mecanica y Electrica. Technical University of Darmstadt, studies in Mechanical Engineering / Master Mechanical and Process Engineering

Galina García Atahuchi

Study of biotechnology, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Master's degree in biology at the TU Darmstadt, genetics courses at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos - Peru.

Our Team in Latin America

Ninuska Holguin


Specialist in Labor and Social Security Law. Expertise and experience in the areas of individual and collective labor law, procedural law, constitutional law and philosophy of law. Work experience in the public and private sectors.

Santiago Ugarte

Legal Representative / Project Manager

Lawyer, Specialist in public and administrative law, extensive experience in public policy formulation and closing public infrastructure gaps through the promotion of private investment. Structuring of investment promotion processes through Public Private Partnerships.
- Elaboration of concession contracts in Public-Private Partnerships.
- Design of Projects in Assets.
- Elaboration and execution of projects through Works By Taxes. Peru

Carmen Loayza


Expert in execution and management of social infrastructure works with a territorial approach in rural environments; extensive experience in project management and articulation with regional governments and local municipalities.

Miguel Olivera Hurtado de Mendoza

Civil Engineer

More than 15 years of extensive knowledge and expertise in the execution of infrastructure projects in rural and urban areas, specializing in basic sanitation, irrigation, education and health. Knowledgeable in construction processes of all types of structures and civil works, management of personnel oriented to the achievement of goals.

Sigrith Villacorta

Logistics and travel organization manager

Expert in management of the reception service and personalized accompaniment for groups and individuals (volunteers, researchers, visitors, etc.) requiring accommodation, transfers, visits, tours, guides Specialist in defining travel itineraries, tailored to the interest of individuals or companies with specialized topics (research, studies, internships, science, experiential tourism, etc).

Jose Huaman Turpo

Social Communicator/Filmmaker, internationally recognised trajectory in the development and execution of projects in the field of scientific research and research applied to Social Communication and Ethnographic Cinema, Fiction and Advertising for three and a half decades (1985-2020). Experienced and specialised in research projects in Peru and abroad. With broad capacity for management, evaluation and control of activities in organisations linked to communications and cinema, he currently directs the series Mysteries of the Andes and the Amazon, Director of Andes Imagen Comunicaciones SAC.

Become a volunteer or develop your research or thesis topic. You can work in the jungle or highlands of Peru.