Valter Ziantoni – Forest Engineer (UFPR), MSc. Agroforestry (Bangor University), Management Specialist (FGV), specialist in International Relations (UFPR) with advanced training in Permaculture. Developed his master’s thesis in Lake Tanganyika (Zambia) with ICRAF, working with local indigenous knowledge and applying systematized solutions to foster the success of sustainable projects. More than 15 years of agroforestry experience, including project management and coordination, forest inventories (5 years) and native monitoring, timber and NTFP classification in Amazonia. Extensive experience in rural economy and sustainable development models, with international experience (Laos, UNDP and Turkey, FAO-SEC) in management and leadership positions. Has developed several voluntary works, mainly in Africa and Asia. Extensive applied knowledge in the development and application of local knowledge acquisition tools (RRA, Pairwise, Conceptual mapping, etc.). Coordinated research projects in the R&D section of Organic Farm ‘Fazenda da Toca’ (Brazil). Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Lao and English. Good skills in management processes (PDCA) and deadlines, with extensive skills in data processing and presentation. High adaptability and experience in remote and zones of conflict.