Dominic Barter

Dominic Barter

Dominic Barter develops social technologies that promote dialogue and partnership, focusing primarily in the fields of education, justice, culture and social change. In the mid-90s he collaborated in the development of Restorative Circles, a community-based and community-owned practice for dynamic engagement with conflict that grew from conversations with residents in gang-controlled shantytown favelas in Rio de Janeiro. He adapted the practice for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice’s award-winning national projects in Restorative Justice and supports …

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Layla Saad

Layla Saad

Layla Saad has been dedicated to issues of poverty, environment, inequality and governance since her adolescent years growing under the military regime in Chile. She has since worked with a range of institutions including the multilateral system, governments and NGOs, both in the North and the South and at the national and international level. Prior to joining the RIO+Centre, Layla led the Advocacy and Partnerships work of the UN MDG Achievement Fund –the world’s largest fund dedicated to the MDGs …

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Ana Paula Silva

Ana Paula Silva

Ana Paula Silva, sócia – fundadora da Morada da Floresta, e empreendedora social dos projeto Ecologia Feminina e Bebês Ecológicos da Morada da Floresta, que visa inspirar o autocuidado natural e reduzir os impactos no meio ambiente. www.moradadafloresta.eco.br  

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David Miranda

David Miranda

Carioca, 30 anos, estrategista de marketing e comunicação, e ativista do movimento LGBT; David Miranda é o coordenador e principal articulador da campanha pelo asilo a Edward Snowden no Brasil. Junto com seu marido e parceiro Glenn Greenwald é responsável por revelar as informações relativas à espionagem virtual realizada pelos governos dos EUA e da Inglaterra e seus parceiros. Em 2013 ficou detido por mais de nove horas no aeroporto de Londres quando fazia conexão …

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Prof. José Pacheco

Prof. José Pacheco

We have the honour to host a very special guest: Prof. José Pacheco, a visionary, one of the pioneers of “Escola da Ponte”, a public school located in the north of Portugal which follows the principles of democratic education since 1976. At the moment, José Pacheco is living in Brazil where he supports the development of free schools like “Projeto Âncora”, in São Paulo. Quotes of inspiration (From School Street Article) “Social, existential and economic …

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Melanie St.James

Melanie St.James

Ever rising to the challenge of co-creating a thriving world, Melanie is the passionate social architect behind The Global Summit series and founder of facilitating organization, Empowerment WORKS, which supports year round impact.

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Cláudio Spínola

Cláudio Spínola

Cláudio Spínola,  Sócio-Fundador e CEO da Morada da Floresta, realiza ações e projetos para visa estimular a prática da compostagem doméstica na cidade de São Paulo e no Brasil. Desenvolve projetos de educação ambiental e consultoria em gestão de resíduos. Idealizador e coordenador do projeto Composta São Paulo (www.compostasaopaulo.eco.br).

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Vincent ValetuttI

Vincent ValetuttI

Vinny, as he is called by friends, has graduated from Aerospace and Nuclear engineer to environmental policy strategist and world traveler (Photo: Harare Zimbabwe July 2015). In his engineering career he worked on the design of the 747, F-14, A-10 including computer programming, as well as the design of nuclear piping systems including computer programming & earthquake analysis.  As a building systems engineer-worked on HVAC & Architectural design and troubleshooting, including economic analysis.  Also did forensic analysis-working for …

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Alice Meditsch

Alice Meditsch

Sócia e designer da Colibrii, negócio social de Porto Alegre que co-cria produtos com artesãs de comunidades locais através da reutilização de materiais têxteis. Graduada em Design de Produto pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, com estudos complementares na Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Terrassa, Barcelona. Participou de projetos de sustentabilidade e design social na Gráfica da UFRGS. Acredita na troca de experiências como forma de conhecimento para um processo co-criado, justo, de pessoas para …

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Tainá Cardoso

Tainá Cardoso

Tainá is a graduate student in International Relations at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Federal University of  Rio de Janeiro. She is part of the technical Team at the Brazilian Institute of Economics(IBRE) and volunteer at TETO, a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage community development in slums through the collaborative work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers. Since 2015 she has been working in the field …

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