Thais Corral






Thais was recently appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. Thais Corral stands out as a global Latin American woman leader. Her global experience began during the Earth Summit in 1992.

In the period that preceeded the World Conference, Thais worked with leaders such as Wangari Mathaai, Bella Abzug and many others who founded the WEDO organization responsible for an unprecedented participation of women at UN International Conferences. This turned WEDO into a globally recognized organization, receiving the Earth Champion Award of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) in 2005.

Thais was also elected a member of the World Future Council, which brings together several globally recognized social innovators responsible for successful public policies recognized internationally. At the local level, she founded two organizations that worked with communities, impacting the quality of life of thousands of people: REDEH (Human Development Network) and CEMINA, a network of 400 women’s radio programs throughout Brazil.

More than a decade ago, Thais turned her attention and her work to the regeneration of degraded ecosystems and the protection of forests. Two initiatives marked this stage of her socio-environmental work journey. The Adapta Sertão project, a regional initiative that made regenerative agriculture viable, strengthened food security and income generation of small scale farmers of 16 municipalities in the state of Bahia. Sinal do Vale Institute, a 200 hectares place based initiative located in the Serra da Estrela bioregion, in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro around Guanabara Bay.