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Brenda Vaccari Paz: Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal information

 

Name

 

BRENDA VACCARI

Address

 

 

95447 Bayreuth, Germany

Telephone

 

 

E-mail

 

brendavaccari@gmail.com

Nationality

 

Peruvian

  

Work experience

 

Dates

 

From July 2018 – currently

• Employer name and address

 

FraunHofer IAO - Stuttgart

Type of Company or sector

 

Research

Occupation or position held

 

HiWi - UNaLab

• Main duties and activities

 

EU - UNaLab Project for NBS (“Nature Based Solutions”) looking for innovative solutions inspired and supported by natural systems.The activities I will develop are related to those I developed as intern on March and April 2018.

Tasks include research of financial mechanisms and policies for the development of NBS in different countries.

 

Dates

 

From March 2017 – August 2017

• Employer name and address

 

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Peru

Avenida Ricardo Palma 857 Miraflores

Type of Company or sector

 

NGO

Occupation or position held

 

Advisor in Project BioStartUp Second Generation – 2G

• Main duties and activities

 

Support the process for the challenge of innovative and sustainable start ups that look for obtain products and/or services of the Andean Forests and include the component climate change, with a strong social component. This was part of the Programme “Andean Forests and Climate Change”.

Elaborate basis for the Start Up related to giving a sustainable use to forest products to reduce pressure on them and to look for mitigation and adaptation to climate change effects, in Peruvian Andean Forests.

Projects assessments. Coordination with Governmental and Private institutions.

                                        

Dates

 

From April 2016 – December 2016

• Employer name and address

 

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Peru

Avenida Ricardo Palma 857 Miraflores

Type of Company or sector

 

NGO

Occupation or position held

 

Technical Assistant for the Programme Climate Change Adaptation

• Main duties and activities

 

Support the process of formulating the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change; the diploma of ecosystem services; technical assistance in the implementation of the National Program of Public Investment for water harvesting, Coordination and systematization of workshops and meetings, Organization of events related to INTERCLIMA.

 

Dates

 

June 2015 – April 2016

·         Employer name and address

 

SNC – LAVALIN PERÚ

Calle Dean Valdivia 148 San Isidro

Type of Company or sector

 

Private

Occupation or position held

 

Environment and Water HSEC Coordinator

• Main duties and activities

 

Coordination focused on environmental management and occupational health and safety in the different studies and monitoring of biodiversity, environmental and social impact studies, wetlands and others.

 

Dates

 

May 2014 – August 2014

·         Employer name and address

 

Ministry of Environment of Peru

Calle Los Nogales 236 San Isidro

Type of Company or sector

 

Public

Occupation or position held

 

Professional trainee in the General Direction of Biological Diversity of the  Ministry of Environment

• Main duties and activities

 

Thematic coordination and participation in the workshops of the National Commission on Biodiversity (CONABID) and coordination with the regional Governments. Review and technical input for instruments such as the Fifth National Report, the National Strategy and Regional Biodiversity Strategies.

 

Dates

 

September 2013 – August 2014

·         Employer name and address

 

Amazon Ivory

Pasaje Sommo 154 Moronacocha, Iquitos, Loreto

Type of Company or sector

 

Private

Occupation or position held

 

Forestry researcher

• Main duties and activities

 

Development of research methodology, analysis and experimental tests for the "Influence of the parameters temperature, time and particle size in the activated carbon of Tagua (Phytelephas macrocarpa) Project”.

 

Dates

 

September 2012 – December 2013

·         Employer name and address

 

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Avenida La Universidad s/n

Type of Company or sector

 

Public

Occupation or position held

 

Research assistant

• Main duties and activities

 

Supported the research of the chemical properties of sapote (Capparis scabrida) as part of the VLIR-UNALM project. Supported theses and researches about activated carbon from several Non Wood Forest Products (NWFP).

 

Dates

 

March 2012 – April 2012

·         Employer name and address

 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Av. Pérez Aranibar 750 Magdalena del Mar

Type of Company or sector

 

International Organization

Occupation or position held

 

Consultant

• Main duties and activities

 

Give technical opinion for the project "Climatological Agro-processing for Statistical Information HDI Peru 2012" carried out with the SENAMHI and MINAG to elaborate a report about sensitive crops to climate change and make thematic maps in ArcGis.

 

Education

 

• Dates

 

Since October 2017 (2 years programme)

• Name and type of organization that has taught you

 

Universität Bayreuth

• Main courses o occupational capacities treated

 

MSc. Global Change Ecology.

• Degree obtained

 

Master of Science

• Level reached in the national classification system

 

Master´s Degree

 

• Dates

 

February 2013 – August 2013

• Name and type of organization that has taught you

 

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

• Main courses o occupational capacities treated

 

Strategic planning, auditing, ISO 14001, 9001, 26000, 3600, AA 8000 standards, OHSAS 18001

• Degree obtained

 

Specialist and auditor in Integrated Management Systems

• Level reached in the national classification system

 

Diploma / Specialization

 

• Dates

 

March 2006 – December 2011

• Name and type of organization that has taught you

 

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

• Main courses o occupational capacities treated

 

Forest Management and Forest Industry

• Degree obtained

 

Bachelor of Science Degree – Major in Forest Science

• Level reached in the national classification system

 

Superior

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

• Dates

 

March – April 2018

• Name and type of organization that has taught you

 

FraunHofer IAO - Stuttgart

• Main courses o occupational capacities treated

 

EU - UNaLab Project, related to NBS (“Nature Based Solutions”) looking for innovative solutions inspired and supported by natural systems.

Tasks include assessment of the project in five European cities and develop new suitable ideas for each city.

I worked on elaborating indicators to assess NBS in cities and to looking for financial mechanisms to fund NBS.

 

• Dates

 

February - April 2011

• Name and type of organization that has taught you

 

NGO Inkaterra Asociación

• Main courses o occupational capacities treated

 

I was interns as scientific volunteer in the Inkaterra Reserve, in Tambopata, Madre de Dios region in Peru.

I developed conservation and forest management practices, forest measurement, dendrology and ethnobotany.

 

Skills and abilities

 

Mother tongue

 

Spanish

other languages

 

 

 

English / Portuguese / German

Reading

 

Native / Excellent / Basic

Writing

 

Native / Excellent / Basic

Oral expression

 

Native / Excellent / Basic

Social skills and abilities

 

 

I have worked in multicultural environments: acquired from university education in travel living with Amazon communities and also among students few months. Multidisciplinary work environments: During ambassadors+1 programme and in JPCC (Young Peruvian Addressing Climate Change). During World Forestry Congress in 2009, the COP 21 and GLF in Paris, and COP 23 working with IFSA Team I learned to work with people from different countries and cultures and also to do networking.

Ability to listen and talk learned during the emerging from leading u.lab future of MIT and meditation and yoga.

 

Organization skills and abilities

 

Coordination of persons, events organization as workshops,

Facilitating workshops. Volunteer with children, organization them.

 

Technical skills and abilities

 

Arc Gis,Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), R Studio

Artistic skills and abilities

 

Music (piano and flute)

I like writing some phrases and tales

 

Other skills and abilities

 

Sports: yoga, meditation, and cycling

I like learning new things continuously and being proactive. i am interested in practicing the system and ecosystem thinking.

 

Additional information

 

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Summer School:

The Journey – Climate KIC

11.08 – 01.09.2018. “The Journey”. I am part of the 3 week-Journey in Timisoara (Rumania) and Budapest (Hungary). The goal is to find innovative solutions to climate change based on entrepreneurship. My project was aimed to empower smallholders in low income countries to transit towards sustainable land use practices.

Summer School:

Alternative Economics and Monetary Systems

24.07 – 10.08.2018. This course is an evaluation of economic alternatives that considers natural boundaries and the human factor to be equal parts of the equation. The goal was to help solve some of societies’ problems by presenting viable alternatives to processes and developments that are putting enormous strains on economic, ecologic and social boundaries.

Elite Network of Bavaria

Workshop of Softskills

04.2018. Course: Communication in difficult situations

COP 23

2017. Official delegation of IFSA (International Forestry Students Association). Currently coordinating participation in COP 24 in Poland with my master programme.

JCI (Junior Chamber International)

2016 – 2017. I developed projects related to sustainability and reforestation in different zones of Lima and Peru.

JPCC (Peruvian Youth facing Climate Change)

2015- 2016. I belonged to this Peruvian Colective advocating on civil society and government. The groups is a reference for other youth groups, and it is the only one youth group closely related to climate change in Perú.

Course: Leadership, sustainability and Ethics

2016. The Earth Charter course. Focused on the spread of the Earth Charter and peace and sustainability ideas.

COP 21

2015. I participated at COP 21 in Paris as party, representing Peruvian Youth, officially accredited by MINAM (Environmental Ministry of Perú) and UNFCCC.

GLF 2016

2016. I participated in the Global Landscape Forum representing IFSA alumni (International Forestry Students Association).

Ambassador +1

2015 – 2016. Created environmental awareness in the society. Helped to improve the iNDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) of Peru related to diminish Greenhouse Gases. Developed environmental projects for companies and government to reduce the carbon print and low emissions development. Developed strategies for the sustainable development and to reduce the climate change effects.

Engineer Thesis

2015. Funded by ´Amazon Ivory E.I.R.L.´ and ´Agrarian National University La Molina´, which was named “Influence of temperature, time and granulometry parameters on activated carbon obtained from tagua (Phytelephas macrocarpa)”. Approved with Outstanding

Course “Tropical Ecology and Field Techniques”

2014. Fellowship awarded and organized by San Diego Zoo Global at Cocha Cashu Biological Station (EBCC), located at Manu Biosphere Reserve, in Peruvian Amazon Jungle.

Course: “Climate Change. Science and Negociations”

2015. (MOOC) Proficiency with Distinction - Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSNedu).

Course: “Basics of Climate Change”

2015. (MOOC) Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)– INDES.

Course: “Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions”

2015. (MOOC) University of Exeter- Future Learn.

Course: “REDD, REDD+ REDD ++ MDL”

2014. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP

Course: “Environmental Economics. Economical Valuation of Environmental Services”

2013. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – PUCP

Course “Certification Schemes of Green Markets”

2011. Control Union Perú - Lima, Perú

 

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