Fabian Santibañez

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Education in the Revaluation of Waste as an Opportunity for DevelopmentChile

Fabian Santibañez has 11 years of experience, in both the public and private sector with a strong emphasis on topics related to science, technology and innovation. He has previously worked for General Motors and PACCAR Parts. He currently works for the National Agency of Science and Technology, where he handles data and studies on innovation, science and technology. Fabian has also previously represented Chile in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development meetings. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Education in the Revaluation of Waste as an Opportunity for Development

This proposed initiative was developed in Curicó, Chile to develop knowledge and skills about waste management as an opportunity to generate solutions to local problems. It developed collaboration networks and generated business opportunities between different actors in the region. The project consisted of 6 seminars on sustainable development for business, public, civil and academic sectors in Maule, Chile.  

Participants presented ideas and concepts related to the revaluation of waste and designed proposals that contribute to environmental opportunities in their community. Attendees collaborated with different actors in the community to create a document that outlined ways that economic development can help facilitate environmental initiatives. The seminars gave greater visibility to important environmental issues in the community as a result of the project.  

IVLP Exchange Experience

Fabian was a participant in the IVLP Project 100,000 Strong in the Americas - Expanding Sustainable Education Partnerships, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

Fabian's exchange experience led to the develop of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "My participation in the IVLP Program was very interesting. It allowed me to get to know educational institutions in the United States, especially the people who make these institutions the success they are today. I was also able to share with other participants from Latin America, which was very encouraging."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Los Angeles, CA; Washington DC; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Louisville, KY; East Lansing, MI; Kalamazoo; MI; Kansas City, OK

Country: Chile

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