Olivia Bisa Tirko
President, Autonomous Territorial Government of the Chapra Nation (GTANCH)
Olivia Bisa Tirko is descendant of Chapra, Wampís and Awajun families. She is currently president of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Chapra Nation (GTANCH) in Peru. At 34 years of age, she has a degree in Sociology at the Simón Bolívar Andean University of Ecuador and received a scholarship to study a master's degree in Human Rights, Indigenous Populations and International Cooperation at the Carlos III University of Spain. This training process has been crucial for her to assume leadership as one of the first women leaders of a Peruvian Amazonian indigenous organization. Olivia is currently studying Law and Political Science at the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, to strengthen her skills in the path of governance of her nation, one of the first Amazonian governments. Olivia is a member of the board of directors of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Alliance.