Maria Amália Souza

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Maria Amália Souza, Executive Director of the Center for Socio-Environmental Support.

"A graduate in Environment and Development from World College West, California, she has been working for the last 22 years as a facilitator in international communications and institutional development mainly for civil society environmentalist and indigenous organizations. In these years worked with numerous national and international organizations such as Rainforest Action Network (, South and Meso American Indian Information Center, Earth Island Institute (, Aboriginal Nations Union, and People of the Forest Alliance among others. She has worked for five years with the Association for Progressive Communications ( as Network Development Director in its international office. Since 2000, she has been coordinating the Brazilian program for Global Greengrants Fund, with its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, which today is a partner of CASA in Greengrants Alliance of Funds ( In 2003-2004 participated in the first fellows group from Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program in Systemic Thought Methodologies and Apprentice Organizations, offered by the Sustainability Institute in Vermont, USA. She also facilitates workshops based on group dynamics from the “Reconnection Exercise” ( from author Joanna Macy, being responsible for its introduction in Brazil, as well as for translating the author’s guide book, Coming back to life: practices to reconnect our lives, our world (Ed. Gaia, 2004)." [1] CV

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  1. Maria Amália Souza, Center for Socio-Environmental Suport, accessed July 3, 2009.