Vania Olmos

Technical analyst
ProNatura

Vania Olmos is a Mexican biologist with a Double Degree MSc in Agroecology and Organic Agriculture at Wageningen University in partnership with ISARA-Lyon. She currently works for one of Mexico’s largest NGO: ProNatura, in the Green Basins project which aims to develop and implement ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) strategies in the context of climate change. Previously, Vania worked at the National Commission for Use and Knowledge of Biodiversity (CONABIO) on international wildlife trade through CITES and on bridging the gap between science and policy through IPBES. She wants to understand how agricultural development can work side by side nature conservation at a landscape level and holds particular interest in the scope of agroforestry systems to fulfill this dual purpose. Her greatest drive is project implementation and she has fieldwork experience with rural communities and conservation organizations in Mexico, Uganda, Netherlands, France and Paraguay.