Onel Masardule

Onel Masardule

IIFB member, Latin America and the Caribbean



Onel Masardule, of the Guna Indigenous Peoples of Panama holds a degree in science with studies in Chemistry and specialization courses in Sustainable Development, Phytotechnology for Industrial Effluent Treatment and Management.

He has diplomas in Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Impact Assessment;Quality Management and Environmental Auditing and;Integrated Water Resources Management.

Has extensive experience in the promotion of Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the environment, having been responsible for the coordination and implementation of environmental projects.

He currently serves as Executive Director of the Foundation for the Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge (FPCI), Technician of the Indigenous Forum of Abya Yala (FIAY), Mesoamerican Indigenous Representative in the Participants Committee of the Bank's FCPF program and co-chair of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform for knowledge exchange within the framework of the UNFCCC.

He currently participates in the meetings and activities of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Has extensive experience and participation in workshops, expert meetings and forums on environment, natural resources and indigenous knowledge.