Sergio Arango

Ashoka Fellow
Colombia
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Sergio Arango's work was prepared when Sergio Arango was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Introduction
Sergio Arango and his organization, Fundación Espavé, are developing community enterprise initiatives in Colombia’s Pacific coast region that identify latent business opportunities in these communities’ traditional use of forest resources. As a result, Espavé is achieving economic development and environmental conservation in one of the economically poorest and most environmentally rich but fragile regions of the country.
The New Idea
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