Director of Políticas Alternativas Para o Cone Sul (PACS)
Arruda is an economist and veteran popular educator, who has worked closely with Brazilian labour, co-operatives and solidarity economy movements for many years. Arruda has served as an advisor to local governments and as visiting professor in universities in Brazil and abroad. He is a facilitator for the Gaia Education Program and is active in the Ecovillage and the Transition Towns movements. He is also active in the Jubilee South Network, working on issues related to the debt crisis and alternatives, economy and ecology, public budget management and socio-economic development planning.
Areas of expertise:External Debt & Financial Crisis; Socio-Economy of Solidarity; International Financial Institutions, Sustainable Development; Participatory Democracy
Marcos Arruda is frequently interviewed by the Brazilian media and regularly publishes in ALAI, América Latina en Movimiento