Andrea Dell’Angelo Director Agraonomist, specializing in agrometeorology and cooperation with developing countries. In 1976, while still a student, he met Prof. Namkhai Norbu, meeting, which will mark him deeply. In 1978 he went to India with Namkhai Norbu to shoot two documentaries on Tibetan medicine and sacred dances, which were later purchased by RAI (the Italian national television). During this trip he has the opportunity to visit the main refugee camps in India and Nepal and to get in touch with the Tibetan culture. In 1986, Namkhai Norbu entrusted him with the construction of a village in India for Tibetan refugees. In 1988, together with Namkhai Norbu and 9 people he founded ASIA. He worked from 1983 to 1998 as a consultant with Italian and Israeli companies to increase rainfall in southern Italy and participated in the negotiations for the drafting of the world convention on desertification. Later he worked as a consultant for IFAD in Indonesia and for the overseas Agronomic Institute in Palestine. For 32 years he was secretary general of ASIA, carrying out more than 50 missions in Tibet, Nepal, India, SriLanka, Myanmar and Bhutan. “I strongly believe in the mission of ASIA and in the values contained in Tibetan spirituality to create a better, sustainable world, respectful of diversity and the environment”.