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Maria Amalia Souza

Analysis Maria Amalia Souza 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Where are Brazil’s civil society funders?

MacKenzie Scott understood our needs in the fight to achieve social and environmental justice. We need Brazil’s philanthropists to do the same I’m starting this story with a heavy heart. Despite planning to bring new …

Opinion 1 Maria Amalia Souza and Attilio Zolin 16 April 2020

Local socio-environmental funds: Exporting social technology to preserve life

The CASA Socio-Environmental Fund was created to fund projects in the large South American regional biomes in an integrated way. After all, forests and rivers do not respect imaginary lines separating nations – yet their …

Conference reports Maria Amalia Souza 2 May 2017

Connecting the dots after the annual EDGE Funders conference

Though I expected to be able to blog during those intense conference days, I realized I wouldn’t do it justice writing from the heat of the experience.  Now, after my 20 plus hours from Barcelona …

Opinion Foundation Center and Maria Amalia Souza 26 July 2016

Defending environmental rights: Funding priorities in the Global South and East

In December, the United Nations awarded its Equator Prize 2015 to two Munduruku leaders from the Brazilian Amazon in recognition of their struggle to protect ancestral territory and sacred rivers from a mega-dam. What caught …