Santacruz Restrepo
Clara Ines
Saving The Amazon


Clara Ines Santacruz Restrepo

Saving The AmazonExpert


2005 – Degree in ethno education and social project (Universidad de la Guajira).2005 – Course on human rights and the environment (Education center of studies for human, cultural, social and environmental rights).2011 – Postgraduate Management Specialist (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana).

Professional experience

1993 – 2005 – Primary elementary classroom teacher, Ministry of Education of Vaupes.
2005 – Regional census coordinator, DANE.2006 – 2008 – Social and environmental manager, GEMSA.
2008 – 2013 – Techno-pedagogical unit director, Ministry of Education of Vaupes.
2014 – 2017 – Secretary of departmental education, Governorate of the department of Vaupes.An indigenous and professional leader of the Wanano people from the Timbó-Rio Vaupés indigenous community, of the AATICAM society. This association owns and manages the Waracapuri Hotel, an indigenous wellness hotel where it is possible to stay when visiting tree planting with the Saving The Amazon Foundation. She is recognized as a cacique (indigenous chief) in different towns, due to the leadership she has played in the representation of the indigenous communities in different scenarios of the country.As a professional in ethno-education and social project, she has managed different projects such as indigenous housing plans, educational projects and pedagogical models. An advocate for the rights of indigenous, environment, social and cultural matters.