Prof. Luis E. Aragón holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the Faculty of Education of the National University of Colombia, master’s and doctorate in Geography from Michigan State University, and post-doctorate studies and research in Population Studies from Brown University, and in Latin American Studies from Stockholm University. He served as Executive Secretary of the Association of Amazonian Universities (UNAMAZ), Coordinator of the Special Advisory Office on National and International Relations (ARNI) of the Federal University of Pará, and Coordinator of the Centre for Advanced Amazonian Studies (NAEA/UFPA). He is a Professor (retired) at the Federal University of Pará and has been a visiting professor/researcher at the University of Swansea (Wales), the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Ecuador, the University of Coimbra (Portugal), the National University of Colombia, and the Federal University of Latin American Integration (Brazil). At the invitation of the Director-General of UNESCO, he was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO MAB Program (2012-2019). He is the Chairholder of the UNESCO/UFPA Chair in South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development.