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“Rural Development Solutions in Central America Policies and Practices”

Business Luncheon Series 

“Rural Development Solutions in Central America Policies and Practices”                   

Call the Council to RSVP today (406)728-3328 

Roundtable luncheon with

Karolo Aparicio, Executive Director – EcoViva

Thursday, September 10th ~ 11:30am -1:00pm              

First Interstate Bank, Executive Board Room – Downtown Branch 

$20/Members – $30/Non-Members – Space is limited    

karolo_aparicio_2012-06-14-e1416355313527Karolo Aparicio is the executive director of EcoViva, an 18 year-old nonprofit organization with deep ties to grassroots social movements in El Salvador that grew out of peace-building efforts following the Salvadoran Civil War. 

Today, Ecoviva works in partnership with community-led organizations in Central America organized to achieve environmental conservation and economic development. EcoViva provides assistance to their partners’ initiatives in diversified agriculture, rural infrastructure, youth leadership development, climate change adaptation, and enviornmental conservation. They embrace a collaborative and democratic approach to development that seeks to reconcile what are often considered competing priorities of economic developmetnn and environmental sustainability. 

Karolo has an MBA from San Francisco State University and also holds an MA in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining EcoViva, he was in leadership roles at the Global Fund for Women, the Sierra Club and International Rivers. 

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