Marielle Franco Working Group (GTMF)

The Marielle Franco Working Group (GTMF) was founded in May 2018, when the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) decided to expand the debate and the programs related to racial and gender diversity. The partnership with the Center for the Study of Labor Relations and Inequalities (Ceert) was fundamental in the beginning of the activities of the GTMF. Since then, the GTMF has been structured and developed officially as a focal point for the planning, organizing and logistics of affirmative actions and inclusion measures – both internally and externally – to be proposed for the organizational culture of iCS.

The mission of GTMF

is to promote racial equity and to accelerate inclusion initiatives in the institutional development of iCS, internally stimulating the reflection and the racial equality in the profile of iCS employees, with special attention to decision-making positions. Externally, it develops a practical exercise in the raising of the awareness of the supported organizations, in order to encourage reflections regarding paths and practices of diversity of gender, race and inclusion.

With the support of consultancy by Carreira Preta, the GTMF currently coordinates the construction of an institutional policy of racial diversity and equity. This is transversal to the operating areas of iCS, with impacts on the organizations operating in the climate agenda.

The GTMF team

To carry out its activities, the GTMF is composed of representatives from different areas of iCS:

  • Amanda Ohara

    Coordinator of Initiatives of the Energy Portfolio

    Amanda is a chemical engineer with a degree from Unicamp and a master’s degree in energy planning from COPPE/UFRJ. She has been working for more than 15 years in the Brazilian energy sector, occupying technical and coordination positions in institutions such as the Institute E + Energy Transition, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Petrobras. At iCS, Amanda coordinates the Energy and Amazon initiative, which supports the energy transition in isolated systems and the universal access to clean energy in the Amazon region. She also coordinates the support related to energy efficiency in the Energy portfolio.

    Amanda Ohara

    Coordinator of Initiatives of the Energy Portfolio

    Amanda is a chemical engineer with a degree from Unicamp and a master’s degree in energy planning from COPPE/UFRJ. She has been working for more than 15 years in the Brazilian energy sector, occupying technical and coordination positions in institutions such as the Institute E + Energy Transition, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Petrobras. At iCS, Amanda coordinates the Energy and Amazon initiative, which supports the energy transition in isolated systems and the universal access to clean energy in the Amazon region. She also coordinates the support related to energy efficiency in the Energy portfolio.

  • Cintya Feitosa

    International Relations Advisor

    Cintya has a master’s degree in management, specializing in sustainability, from the São Paulo School of Business Administration at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP), with research on the adaptation to climate change (2019). She is a specialist in international relations from the University of Brasília (2013), and has a degree in social communication and journalism from the Centro Universitário IESB (2010). She has worked in the planning of actions of coordination and communication in political mobilization, research in sustainability and socio-environmental causes since 2010. At iCS, she is responsible for advising the executive board in the structuring and monitoring of the international strategy of the organization, in order to improve the participation of iCS, the grantees and partners in debates, networks and international events that are relevant to the Brazilian climate agenda. She coordinates the operation of the Brazil Climate Action Hub, which is a space for civil society […]

    Cintya Feitosa

    International Relations Advisor

    Cintya has a master’s degree in management, specializing in sustainability, from the São Paulo School of Business Administration at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP), with research on the adaptation to climate change (2019). She is a specialist in international relations from the University of Brasília (2013), and has a degree in social communication and journalism from the Centro Universitário IESB (2010). She has worked in the planning of actions of coordination and communication in political mobilization, research in sustainability and socio-environmental causes since 2010. At iCS, she is responsible for advising the executive board in the structuring and monitoring of the international strategy of the organization, in order to improve the participation of iCS, the grantees and partners in debates, networks and international events that are relevant to the Brazilian climate agenda. She coordinates the operation of the Brazil Climate Action Hub, which is a space for civil society […]

  • Denise Reis

    Financial and Administrative Assistant

    Denise is a human rights activist and works with the homeless population. She has a degree in business administration from the Veiga de Almeida University, a postgraduate qualification in total quality management and an MBA in people management. She worked at Action Aid Brazil in administration and was responsible for matters related to compliance with policies of human resources, events, travel and office maintenance. She worked at Public Interest Management (GIP) in office administration and support for the board and at the Association of Registrars of Natural People in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Arpen Rio), with the promotion, expansion of access, and the eradication of civil under-registration of the vulnerable population. At iCS, she works with accounts payable, office administration and support for travel and events.

    Denise Reis

    Financial and Administrative Assistant

    Denise is a human rights activist and works with the homeless population. She has a degree in business administration from the Veiga de Almeida University, a postgraduate qualification in total quality management and an MBA in people management. She worked at Action Aid Brazil in administration and was responsible for matters related to compliance with policies of human resources, events, travel and office maintenance. She worked at Public Interest Management (GIP) in office administration and support for the board and at the Association of Registrars of Natural People in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Arpen Rio), with the promotion, expansion of access, and the eradication of civil under-registration of the vulnerable population. At iCS, she works with accounts payable, office administration and support for travel and events.

  • Thatiana Santos

    Executive Advisor

    Thatiana has a degree in journalism from FACHA, a master’s degree in political science from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre and a post-graduate diploma in media relations. She has national and international experience in the areas of communication and journalism, with expertise in the development of projects in external communication, internal marketing and media relations. She worked for about 13 years as a reporter, press officer and as an internal communications consultant in Europe and the United States. Thatiana has worked with the monitoring and performance of readings and analyses of materials in the printed and electronic media. At iCS, she is responsible for the internal and external communication of the executive management.

    Thatiana Santos

    Executive Advisor

    Thatiana has a degree in journalism from FACHA, a master’s degree in political science from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre and a post-graduate diploma in media relations. She has national and international experience in the areas of communication and journalism, with expertise in the development of projects in external communication, internal marketing and media relations. She worked for about 13 years as a reporter, press officer and as an internal communications consultant in Europe and the United States. Thatiana has worked with the monitoring and performance of readings and analyses of materials in the printed and electronic media. At iCS, she is responsible for the internal and external communication of the executive management.

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