José Luis Zárate - Executive Director
Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, José Luis studied agronomy with a specialty in the design of machines for agriculture; subsequently, he completed diplomas in agroecology and documentary cinema. José Luis has extensive experience in the use of participatory methodologies for diagnosing problems and needs, strategic planning, project management, risk management, and contingency planning.
He has participated as a workshop speaker, panelist and lecturer in different national and international events with a special focus on community development. His passion for photography and video has allowed him to show others the reality of rural and urban life. Since assuming the position of Executive Director of LPP in September 2016, he has participated in all LPP working committees.