2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


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Advisor, consultant and eco-entrepreneur at Huella Verde Ecuador

Huella Verde is an eco-entrepreneur that aims to develop and implement innovative solutions to the productive sector that are feasible and economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Quito, Pichincha 17-10-8721

Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management of Natural Resources in my homeland Ecuador. Her Master of Science (MSc) studies were held in Germany in Sustainable Forestry and Land Use Management. 

Andrea has over twelve years of professional work experience. During her first five professional years she worked assisting several sustainable development and research projects in Ecuador, Germany and the Andean Region at a local NGO and an Environmental Business. She gained  experience developing and implementing forestry, water and climate change  projects in Latin America. Afterwards, she worked with two bilateral and one multilateral cooperation agencies: GIZ, USAID and UNREDD.  She was part of the construction and beginning of the implementation of Ecuador’s National REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Strategy.

Subsequently, Andrea founded “Huella Verde”, an entrepreneurship to develop and implement sustainable solutions for the private sector. Huella Verde developed and implemented an innovative model to change the use of plastic disposable tableware in food courts. The model is successfully running in one first shopping mall and will be replicated in others soon, reducing enormously plastic garbage which cannot be recycled. 

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

Plastic pollution, sustainable solutions for private sector, climate change, economic incentives for conservation, forests, ecosystem services

I Am Seeking

Synergies and allies to accelerate and up-scale our sustainable model, a community where we can share lessons and get feedback from leader pushing sustainability in the world.

I Can Offer

Several years of experience and an innovative, sustainable service that is being successfully implemented with great impact potential

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