Alejandro Argumedo

Alejandro Argumedo is Program Director of Asociacion ANDES, a Cusco, Peru-based indigenous peoples' organization that focuses its work on independent action-research and analysis and fostering new forms of networking and alliance building. Alejandro is founder of various international indigenous knowledge platforms cooperating within shared goals of protecting and nurturing biodiversity and promoting indigenous agroecology solutions. Alejandro is agronomist by training and is the current International Coordinator of the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples, INMIP (, the Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment Initiative, IPCCA (, a "Champion" of the Food for Ever" initiative (, Steering Committee member of the Satoyama initiative (, member of the Specialist Group on Landscapes of the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas, amongst others. He has served in various expert panels of the UN and other relevant international bodies, and has been consultant for various international organizations.