Thais Corral

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Thais Corral "is the founding director of the Network for Human Development (REDEH), an NGO dedicated to bringing women’s perspectives to environmental issues in Brazil. She also founder and vice president of the Women, Environment, and Development Organization (WEDO), a United States-based international NGO that advocates for women’s organizations working in the area of political advocacy, and the founder of Communication, Education, Information on Gender (CEMINA), a Brazil-based NGO. In the 1990’s, Ms. Corral represented the interests of women and civil society at various United Nations Global Conferences. Trained as a journalist, Ms. Corral created a radio conglomerate of over four hundred radio stations in Brazil that promote grassroots activism. Ms. Corral coordinated the elaboration of the reports about the reduction of social inequalities and sustainable cities for the Brazilian Agenda 21, was involved in the process of the World Summit for Sustainable Development, and coordinated a worldwide consultation that resulted in the “Women’s Action Agenda 2015” that was launched in Johannesburg in 2002. She is a member of the Executive Council of the Commission on Globalization. She receive a B.A. in public administration and an M.A. in development and gender studies from University of Chicago, and a M.A. in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University." [1]

"She is a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Fellow and a member of Prince of Wales Business and Environment Program of University of Cambridge, UK Network." [2]

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  1. Directors, LEAD International, accessed April 22, 2009.
  2. Global Leadership Network Members, organizational web page, accessed May 5, 2012.
  3. Global Urban Development Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2014.