VIVA Idea is a consulting organization for research and action in excluded communities and contexts of informality towards social inclusion. We work with an emphasis on research and impact from the field.

Our research projects generate work tools that we put at the service of our clients and allies to design comprehensive projects with beneficiaries to achieve social inclusion.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

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Roberto Artavia

President and Project Leader of VIVA Idea, President of INCAE Business School, and President of VIVA Trust

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Urs Jäger

Executive Director of VIVA Idea and Professor at INCAE Business School

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Shannon Music

Operations and Partnerships Director at VIVA Idea, Board of Directors at VIVA Trust, FIFCO and CINDE

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Felipe Symmes

Research Director at VIVA Idea and Professor at EGADE Business School

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Paola Fonseca

Director of Impact at VIVA Idea and Ph.D. Student at Peace University

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Fernanda Achá

Project Leader

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Arturo Rodríguez

Project Leader

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Stephanie Rüegger

Project Leader

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José Pablo Valverde

Research Leader, and Ph.D. Candidate at St. Gallen University

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Fernando Francia

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

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Fabián Ardón

Communication Specialist

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Marcela Martínez

Communication Specialist

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Oliver Schulze

IT Specialist

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Luis Cuenca

Associate Researcher at VIVA Idea and Professor at INCAE Business School

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Rosina Campos

Director of the Chair of Sustainability VIVA Idea Schmidheiny at INCAE Business School

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Gabrielle Doussaint

Intern

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Jimena Aguilar

Intern

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Manrique Naranjo

Intern