Luis Felipe Torres
Colombia & Peru Initiative
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Luis Felipe is a Peruvian anthropologist with more than 15 years’ experience working in public policies, project management and research, in the intersection of indigenous people’s rights and biodiversity conservation in the Amazon region. Prior to joining the Colombia & Peru Initiative at CLUA, he worked for governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations, international NGOs and local indigenous federations. He has conducted and published scientific research on indigenous rights, forest conservation and environmental governance for international organizations and think-tanks such as OTCA, IUCN, CIFOR, WWF, among others. He is especially interested in promoting good governance of forests by connecting the agendas of diverse organizations and different cultures.
Luis Felipe holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology (Catholic University, Peru), a MA in Latin American Studies (Newcastle University, UK) and a PhD in Social Anthropology (National Museum, Brazil). He is fluent in Spanish (native speaker), English and Portuguese.