Alejandro Argumedo

Program Director, Asociación ANDES

Alejandro Argumedo is Program Director of Asociación ANDES, a Cusco-based non-governmental organization of indigenous peoples’, working to protect and develop indigenous peoples’ biocultural heritage in the Potato Park and beyond. He is founder and coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA). Mr. Argumedo is also a founding member of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biodiversity Network (IPBN) and the Call of the Earth Group Both are  global coalitions of indigenous peoples working towards the shared goals of protecting and nurturing biodiversity and protecting their bio-cultural innovations and intellectual property. He is the Coordinator of the Mountain Communities Network, former Executive Director of Cultural Survival Canada and the Indigenous Knowledge Program.