Leonardo Sakamoto

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2007
Reporter Brasil
This description of Leonardo Sakamoto's work was prepared when Leonardo Sakamoto was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
Leonardo Sakamoto is combating slave labour through an innovative holistic approach which focuses on raising awareness and prevention-based activities with at-risk rural workers, while involving the private sector to take actions to inhibit the practice of this crime. Related problems such as deforestation are also taken into consideration and Leonardo’s approach has far reaching consequences.
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