Alejandro Camino

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1997
Global Heritage Fund


This profile was prepared when Alejandro Camino was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
The New Idea
Alejandro Camino's work brings together diverse peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador in the Andes and Nepal, Bhutan, India, and Tibet in the Himalayas. It is based on the premise that although the Andes and the Himalayas are far apart geographically and culturally, the high mountain dwellers in both regions share many similar natural resource, environment, and development challenges, and that they have a lot to learn from each other. To date, however, no one in either region has been able to take such an idea and translate it into such specific, sustainable "South-South" exchange as Alejandro has developed with his Himalandes project.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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