What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
During the development of the Proyecto Agroturismo Misiones, we realized that one of the mayor restrictions to the tourism and productive activity was represented by the issue of (droughts, floods, erosions of attractive areas, among others). However, the simple infrastructure of a reserve or a bombing system did not make sense if it was not accompanied with best practices etc. That is why it was decided to implement a line of specific projects to take care of the waters that were related to the rural tourism.
Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.
The project has been written and developed by Massimiliano Bozza and Hugo Da Silva (responsible for presenting the proposal)
Hugo Da Silva: Argentine, 37 years old, married, two children, born in “Dos de Mayo Provincia de Misiones Argentina”. Tertiary Studies at the Instituto Superior del Profesorado Antonio Ruiz de Montoya de Posadas, Capital Provincial; Profesor of Georgraphy 1996. Worked as a Professor in various schools until he entered the Alternacia system in the year 1997 at the Escuela de la Familia Agrícola San Vicente de Paúl as a Monitor until 2001. Collaborated with the creation of a new EFA in Dos de Mayo and is the Dean until today. He is finishing a Posgraduate course in Pedagogía de la Alternacia at the Instituto de Capacitación de Monitores de la Provincia de Santa Fé Argentina. Year 2004, he starts as a technical promoter of 2 groups in the Proyecto de Agroturismo with the technical and financial support of the ISCOS, Italiana Cooperation; he then becomes the referent in the area of training related to the project and in 2009 he takes charge of the coordination of the project until the present date; Currently he is part of C.I.C.L.O, entity which is part of the proposal, together with the involved EFAs.
Massimiliano Bozza, italian, 38 years old, married, one daughter. Bachelor in Political Science from the Universidad Orientale de Napoli (Italia). Since 2001 he Works in projects for the Italian Cooperation as project coordinator, consultant and responsible of technical areas. In 2001, he was responsible for the “Area Universidad empresa” at the PICT, Programa de Asistencia Técnica a Empresas y Organismos Municipales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina). From 2002 until 2005 he coordinated a literacy project and professional training and commercialization for indigenous populations that had returned from the war at Alta Verapaz y Quiché (Guatemala, financed by the EU); from 2006 to 2008 he was Coordinator for a Capacity Building, Health Prevention, Incubating Firms, for the marginalized youth in the area of Canelones (Uruguay); from 2008 to 2010 he become responsible for the area of commercialization and Proyecto Agroturismo Misiones, where in collaboration with Hugo da Silva, this proposal is put together.
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