Hermógenes currently holds the position of General Coordinator at Instituto Peabiru, where he has been working since 2006. He has a master’s degree in the post-graduate program of Natural Resources Management and Local Development in the Amazon (PPGEDAM) – NUMA/UFPA, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA).
At Instituto Peabiru, Hermógenes has been coordinating since 2010 the Viva Marajó Program, supervising the projects Embarca Marajó; Viva Pesca; Arranjos Produtivos Locais – local productive agreements of açaí and andiroba; ATER (Technical Assistance and Rural Extension) in the regions of Marajó, islands of Belém and Ananindeua, and the Viva Marajó Project. Such projects are concerned, amongst other issues, with offering technical assistance to local civil society organizations, monitoring public policies, technical assistance and rural extension to families in agro extractive settlement projects, territorial governance, and structuring fishing agreements. He has managed, in several regions of Brazil’s state of Pará, projects around the construction of the Local Agenda 21 (a process in which local authorities and several sectors of communities collaborate in elaborating a plan of action in order to implement sustainability in the local level); environmental education for children and youth; training and productive inclusion of young people and women in rural areas; training in planning and resource mobilization for civil society organizations. He also currently coordinates the Néctar da Amazônia project, centered on structuring the production chain of honey from wild stingless bees in the states of Pará and Amapá, which is financed by the Amazon Fund (BNDES).
Hermógenes was a consultant for the Environmental Management Qualification Program (PQGA, in the Portuguese acronym) of the Brazilian Institute of Municipal Administration (IBAM). Furthermore, he is the author of the books: Guide for the Management of Socioenvironmental Projects (Peabiru, 2015); and Project Management in Development and Environmental Education (Peabiru, 2014).