Martín von Hildebrand
Founder & President
Martin von Hildebrand is the President and Founder of Gaia Amazonas. He is an ethnologist who for over four decades has led efforts to secure indigenous territorial rights and the protection of the Colombian Amazon Forest. He has been awarded the Global Leadership Award (Tallberg), Right Livelihood Award (known as the Alternative Nobel Prize), the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and The Order of the Golden Ark from Holland, amongst several others, in recognition of his work with Gaia Amazonas and the COAMA program.
Francis von Hildebrand
Francis von Hildebrand is the CEO of Gaia Amazonas. Expert in local development strategies, local governance, and cross-cultural environmental management. Francis leads an inter-disciplinary team that has been instrumental in the official recognition in the Colombian Amazon of the largest indigenous territory in the world and the establishment and advancement of environmental governance, primary education, and basic health services with more than 20 ethnic groups. Francis also co-leads and participates in regional and cross-border initiatives with other Amazonian countries to promote socio-environmental sustainability and the monitoring of drivers of change in Amazonia.
Chief Financial Officer
Secretariat and Logistics coordinator
Training Center Administrator
Gender and Food Sovereignty Expert
Intercultural Education and Governance Expert
Inter-Cultural Environmental Governance and Management Expert
Information Management Consultant
Maria Clara Roa