Karine M. Steinvorth-Rojas

Friday October 02, 2015


Karine Steinvorth

 

Karine M. Steinvorth-Rojas

GESA 2015  |  Costa Rica  |  Agronomist-Sustainable Development Practitioner

 

My goals would be to promote the practice of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation through the empowerment of rural communities, providing equitable and inclusive spaces for the participation of these populations by building knowledge and supporting advocacy.

I studied agronomy and specialized in sustainable agriculture by working in research for various public and private entities. In parallel to my studies in agronomy, I worked in radio as host and producer of cultural programs.

I realized that if you do not work directly with people, it is almost impossible to promote change. In order to understand the social dynamics and promote endogenous sustainable development, I decided to study for a Masters in Environmental Socioeconomic, specializing in sustainable development practices. In addition to this, I took equality and inclusion for local development courses. Now, part of my goal is to combine my experience in communication for sustainable development with my expertise to achieve opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, advocacy and local empowerment.

Presenting Radio CATIE’s knowledge management platform at the Latin American Radio Meeting, hosted by Radio France International, in Paris, France (December 2014).

Presenting Radio CATIE’s knowledge management platform at the Latin American Radio Meeting, hosted by Radio France International, in Paris, France (December 2014).

With Radio CATIE’s assistants, (L-R) Ginna (Colombia), me (Costa Rica), Jerry (Haiti) and Karina (Dominican Republic), at the Latin American Radio Meeting.

With Radio CATIE’s assistants, (L-R) Ginna (Colombia), me (Costa Rica), Jerry (Haiti) and Karina (Dominican Republic), at the Latin American Radio Meeting.

Mr. Jenaro is a fisherman in one of the wetlands of the Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve in Ceniceros, Chiapas, México. He is a member of the Conservation Stars Group, a group that takes inventories of the sightings of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians and teaches environmental education to school kids.

Mr. Jenaro is a fisherman in one of the wetlands of the Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve in Ceniceros, Chiapas, México. He is a member of the Conservation Stars Group, a group that takes inventories of the sightings of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians and teaches environmental education to school kids.

Green/gray analysis for adaptation to climate change focal group discussion in Salto de Agua, Chiapas, Mexico (March 2015).

Green/gray analysis for adaptation to climate change focal group discussion in Salto de Agua, Chiapas, Mexico (March 2015).

Green/gray analysis for adaptation to climate change to reduce vulnerability at the Coapa River in Chiapas, Mexico; one of the rivers that floods the watershed.

Green/gray analysis for adaptation to climate change to reduce vulnerability at the Coapa River in Chiapas, Mexico; one of the rivers that floods the watershed.

At a teak plantation in Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica during a radio knowledge management production for teak producers in July 2014.

At a teak plantation in Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica during a radio knowledge management production for teak producers in July 2014.

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