Our areas of action are framed in the understanding that Chile and California are very similar geographically, so societies in both places share the same challenges. The stories and experiences provide the knowledge needed for decision-making, and often as a result, we know in advance what works and what does not.
The ongoing dialogue between the Chile California Council and the different stakeholders in the public, private, scientific and community sectors is a source of valuable material that can be useful to learning and development.
Established in 2011, the Chile-California Council (CCC) is a bi-national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in San Francisco that promotes mutually beneficial relationships and the exchange of knowledge between in the public and private sectors in Chile and California.
Juan Silva is a sociologist with a Diploma in International Studies from the University of Chile and a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California Santa Barbara, and member of the Latin American Fisheries Fellowship Network. He did his Master’s Thesis in collaboration with Global Fishing Watch on exploring the incentives for vessel monitoring technology adoption in small scale fisheries. He has worked in different projects for marine management and conservation in the public, private, academic and NGO sector, which includes informing fisheries reform and investment strategies, tackling river plastic waste in developing countries, and designing management plans and climate change adaptation strategies for coastal indigenous communities in Chile, among others.