Expert and researcher, I am convinced by the role the intangible cultural heritage plays in improving the quality of life of communities and in addressing the social-environmental challenges of the Anthropocene. This vision builds on over fifteen years of professional experience with academia, communities, governments, and multilateral organisations.
My professional practice leans on a multidisciplinary background, especially grounded on the frameworks of development economics and ecological anthropology, and on a deep knowledge of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. My work portfolio comprises interventions related to the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, and research focused on the leverage of traditional knowledge and practices to generate innovations and heritage-based solutions for environmental hazards mitigation. Ultimately my work aims to empower bearers and their respective communities.
Born in Paris and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I am particularly sensitive to cultural diversity and understand humanity as an intrinsic part of the knots composing the biosphere.
Julio Sa Rego
PhD in Anthropology
MSc in Economic Thought
BSc in International Economics