Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia, on behalf of NTFP-EP
Based in the Philippines, Amalia has worked intensely at the grassroots level, promoting and directly supporting territories of life — the very essence of ICCAs — that is, indigenous people’s rights and the protection of their territory, natural resources, culture, and identity. She has worked in a wide range of Asian countries, from the Philippines to Cambodia to Myanmar. Amy is a conservation and community development specialist, a forester by training, and a skillful project and landscape manager, equipped with all the technical tools as well as the heart and courage to work in the interest of people, indigenous communities, and conservation. She began working with WWF over ten years ago in Cambodia and Myanmar and continues working with them as a landscape conservation technical adviser.