Expert consultancy on Mobile Indigenous Peoples issues
History, traditions, culture, environment, anthropology, politics, organization, indigenous associations, international network, art and crafts, tribal-state conciliation, biocultural diversity, trans-boundary issues, human and indigenous rights, animal fibre, etc.
Last consultancy work:
Report "Following the thread of Yak" (commissioned by IFAD, 2019-2020)
Santiago José Carralero Benítez, founder and chair of YURTA Association, is also an independent consultant who has collaborated with prestigious organizations as FAO (United Nations), IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), and IFAD (International Fund for Agriculture Development), as well as global indigenous organizations as WAMIP (World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples). He is member of the Commission on Nomadic Peoples of the IUAES and the Pastoralism Knowledge Hub of FAO. Geographer, historian, applied anthropologist specialized in nomadic cultures, he is also a passionate traveller and visual artist dedicated to deeply know the nomadic societies in its diversity, therefore he can offer an integrated view derived from a holistic vision, and this unusual multi-perspective approach has been already recognized and valued in a diversity of international forums.
- Double degree in Geography and History (2004, National On-Distance University, UNED, Madrid)
- Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2013, National On-Distance University, UNED, Madrid)
- Master in Anthropological Research and its Applications (2015, National On-Distance University, UNED, Madrid
- Expert in Indigenouus Peoples, Human Rights and International Cooperation (2021, Carlos III University, Madrid)
- University Studies in Fine Arts (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, Politechnic Univ. of Valencia)
Experience on the field
Whether an independent consultant or as the chair of YURTA Association, Santiago J. Carralero has visited and carried out fieldwork in the following regions, among many different nomadic communities, including hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and itinerants: