Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli
ANIA (Association for Children and Their Environment)
Joaquín F. Leguía Orezzoli is Executive Director and Founder of the Association for Children and their Environment (Asociación para la Niñez y su Ambiente), a non-profit organization founded in Lima, Peru, in 1995. The association's mission is to promote and develop values and practices of social and environmental responsibility in children. Leguía Orezzoli encourages stewardship of the land, through a programme called Children’s Lands, with the goal that 1% of Peru’s territory is sustainably managed with the involvement of children, who represent 40% of the country’s population. During the time he founded the association, he worked as a Consultant, helping to secure the first Latin American Conservation Concession in the Amazon. He is an Ashoka Fellow, an AVINA Social Leader and a Member of the World Youth Spiritual Council. He was named one of the top young leaders in Latin America by Business Week magazine. He earned his BA in Natural Sciences from Cornell University and his MA in Environmental Management from Yale. He also studied Non-Profit Management in Washington DC.