Hot from COP26: How You Can Be a Rainforest Hero
Fresh from her return from the UN’s Climate Conference in Glasgow, come hear from Niyanta Spelman, founder and CEO of Rainforest Partnership. Niyanta shares her on-the-ground insights from the Amazon that can empower you to change the future of forests; and the latest global action and commitments from governmental and corporate leaders that will shape our climate future.
Rainforest Partnership, an international rainforest conservation NGO, is homegrown in Austin, with an outsize global footprint, and Niyanta is bringing her expert and insider perspective to you. Don’t miss this chance to be among the first and best informed!
About our speaker:
Niyanta Spelman, founder and CEO of Rainforest Partnership, knew from an early age that she wanted her life’s work to focus on protecting tropical rainforests.
A winding path took her from childhood in Tanzania and boarding school in India, to work at the first lobbying firm in London. After moving to Texas, she ran a management consultancy and worked with Texas environmental agencies as part of a legislative agency. She chaired a chamber of commerce, served on the Austin planning commission, and sat on a national health advocacy board.
Along the way, she gathered critical knowledge,
experiences and education. Then in 2007, she began conducting extensive research and holding in-depth conversations with about 200 people. The idea for Rainforest Partnership crystallized, followed by a business plan – a rarity for a nonprofit. The inspiration became a collective vision with the selection of a founding board, and RP was born on December 17, 2007.
Niyanta now leads a dedicated team in Peru, Texas, and elsewhere in fulfilling RP’s mission to protect tropical rainforests.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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