Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Crescente Fertil
This description of Luis Felipe Cesar's work was prepared when Luis Felipe Cesar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Luis Felipe Cesar is working to preserve mountainous regions in Brazil and elsewhere by fostering participatory management with the local community, creating sustainable economic opportunities and developing public policies both nationally and internationally to ensure the preservation of these important natural and cultural resources. Working in the mountainous Serra da Mantiqueira in Southeastern Brazil, he has created a working model of sustainable development involving the local community that is ready to be implemented in other mountainous regions in the country.
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