Thiago Michelini Barbosa
Focal point at GEF Private Areas Project
Agronomist and Master in Organic Agriculture from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), has professional experience on sustainable development, working as manager of Municipal Conservation Units at the Environment Secretariat of Angra dos Reis (RJ) and as rural and environmental extension worker at the Secretariats for the Environment and Agriculture in Casimiro de Abreu (RJ), acting directly in the mediation of conflicts and environmental interests with rural communities. Also has experience as technical scholarship holder of CNPq for the project of identification and systematization of agroecology experiences in the Rio de Janeiro state at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and in the Articulation of Agroecology of Rio de Janeiro (AARJ). Thiago also worked as consultant in agroecology for AS-PTA (Association of Family Services and Agroecology) and AMLD (Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado) in the agricultural exploration areas in Magé (RJ), Guapimirim (RJ) and on the protected areas in the Basin of São João River (RJ).
Currently acts as a focal point at GEF Private Areas Project.