Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado

Yolanda Pictire
Yolanda and Daniel Discussion

Project Info

Role GESA 2014 Participant | Co-organiser of Academia Latinoamericana de Liderazgo Socio-ambiental (ALLSA) in Dominican Republic in 2015, and Peru in 2019
Nationality Mexican
Current Location Austria
Specialisations Environmental and social justice; Participatory research and practices; Systems thinking; Water; Indigenous peoples
Region of Specialisations Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Northern America

Project Description

Yolanda is an Indigenous systems thinker in integrative science for sustainability with extensive experience representing Indigenous Peoples interests in scientific and policy fora. Her mission is to create respectful approaches in any field or discipline that is conducted by, grounded in, or engaged with Indigenous Communities, their wisdom, and knowledge systems.

Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado, on Indigenous Science. 


Building leadership for food systems resilience in Peru

Twenty four young Latin Americans committed to the sustainability of food systems and biocultural diversity meet at the Latin American Academy for Food Systems Resilience, held in Cusco Peru.

Can the Cenotes be Saved? Biocultural Conservation in Yucatan, Mexico

Yolanda López-Maldonado introduces cenotes (from the Mayan word d’zonot, “sinkhole”), its cultural and spiritual values, and what inspired her to direct her efforts to caring about what surrounds her: water!


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