Joel Callañaupa

Program Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean, Planeterra Foundation
Cusco, Peru

Joel was born and raised in the sacred valley of Cusco, Peru, sharing most of his childhood and adolescence with Quechua speaking communities, with a deep belief that tourism can contribute greatly to sustainable development, he is a strong advocate for responsible travel. Holding a degree in tourism development and a Masters degree in Cooperation for Development, Joel has worked 10+ years with several Indigenous communities in Latin America, including Perú, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Belize, leading community tourism programs for public, private and international organizations in tourism.

Currently he works as Planeterra Foundation’s program manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. After years of traveling, living, sharing, laughing and dreaming together with Indigenous communities he believes deeply that tourism can contribute greatly to sustainable development.

 

Joel Callañaupa