U kúuchil kaambal kuxtal: School for life
Heritage and everyday lives

Albert Maurilio Chan Dzul

Albert belongs to the Mayan people from the municipality of Sanahcat Yucatán. He is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research and Alternative Development, U Yich Lu'um, AC. U Yich Lu'um, is an Indigenous youth organisation that combines science with traditional knowledge to revalue and rescue the biocultural diversity of their Mayan ancestors.

Albert is a biologist specialising in agroecology, with a master’s degree in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity, from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre in Costa Rica. He has been an advisor to other community organisations where he has coordinated training activities related to the design, management and implementation of ecological restoration, ecotourism, and participatory research projects. He is currently the coordinator for the Mesoamerican region of the TICCA Consortium from which, together with U Yich Lu’um, he participates actively in international forums such as the COPs of the Convention on Biological Diversity. 

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