Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Vitae Civilis
This description of Rubens Born's work was prepared when Rubens Born was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Rubens is building powerful networks and coalitions of civil society organizations addressing major issues of environmental protection and sustainable development in Brazil. His work is helping those organizations gain greater voice in national and international deliberations and enabling them to play more productive roles in translating international environmental accords and environment-friendly national policies into effective action at the regional and local levels.
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