Margarita Benavides

Deputy Director, Instituto del Bien Común, Peru

Margarita Benavides is Deputy Director of the civil society organization Instituto del Bien Común. Prior to joining the Instituto del Bien Común, she worked for Oxfam. Ms. Benavides has 35 years of experience supporting indigenous communities in the Amazon region on projects of territorial defense, natural resource management and strengthening of indigenous organizations. She studied Anthropology at the Pontifica Universidad Católica of Peru and Conservation and Development at the University of Florida.