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Buen Vivir Framework for Socio-Eco Wellbeing

Buen Vivir is a practical alternative way of achieving sustainability and wellbeing. It is a holistic and cooperative way forward that places equal importance of human and environmental wellbeing through a set of core principles and a way of life. This way of approaching wellbeing is called Socio-Eco Wellbeing. Learning from local communities in Ecuador, I have developed a framework around the 17 principles for Buen Vivir based on community practice and philosophy that serves as a tool for communities to drive change for themselves. It also serves as guidance for local governments and development professionals to help facilitate change in their communities.

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Buen Vivir: a Guide for Communities

Briefing in English – Learn about the vision and principles of Buen Vivir and how it applies to daily life. (8 pages PDF)


Buen Vivir Consulting

Contact me to find out about my services for local government, community groups and development professionals to help implement the Buen Vivir framework.

Social and Environmental Consulting

Climate change, social and environmental issues are interlinked. With experience using various sustainability methodologies and frameworks, I can provide a range of practical, co-created solutions that are community-centered and help connect their needs to the environment. Contact me here. Services include:

  • Social impact assessments
  • Benchmarking against international social and environmental frameworks
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Social, environmental, and climate change research
  • Community social and environmental roadmaps (guided by Buen Vivir, or other frameworks and community values)
  • Community social and environmental profiling
  • Socio-environmental and political analysis.
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