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Convening a funder response to the crisis in the Amazon


Dec 12, 2019 09:19 AM

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Maria Amália Souza
Senior Advisor, Founder, and Former Executive Director @CASA Socio-Environmental Fund
Maria Amália Souza is dedicated to designing systemic strategies that assure philanthropic resources reach the most excluded and vulnerable grassroots communities. Former Founding Executive Director of CASA, she is also a co-founding member of the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice. She leads her organization in many global/regional funders coalitions. In 2016, Amalia was a finalist among 7 global leaders for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. Her 30+ years of professional life include roles as Director of Member Services for the Association for Progressive Communications, International Communications Director for the Brazilian Union of Indian Nations, and Brazil Advisory Board Coordinator for Global Greengrants Fund. She is on the Advisory Board of The Ocean Foundation and is Board Chair for Nucleus of Information Technology Research and Training (NUPEF).