Funding for our future

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the team

Sophie Preece

Education Officer

Sophie is head of the geography department at St. Brendan's 6th form college.

 

She is developing RAIN activities and resources that integrate with the UK schools curriculum, and facilitating peer-to-peer relationships between schools in Brazil and the UK.

Danny Diskin

Founder

Danny is a hypnotherapist interested in the curative powers of nature, in how land recovers when reforested and how forests improve human physical and psychological health.

Having witnessed a beloved stream drying up in Brazil, he is dedicating himself to RAIN and reforestation.

Wender Guedes

Minas Gerais Coordinator

Wender is an agricultural engineer working for Brazil’s national rural learning service SENAR.

 

He has been implementing projects to revitalise water systems restoring springs in his hometown of Cachoeira do Norte.

Aaron Tanner

Strategy

Aaron is a water and sanitation consultant working with UNICEF over the past decade.

 

He brings to RAIN experience creating strategic partnerships between stakeholders including government agencies, international organisations and local communities. 

Mariana de Albuquerque

Recife Coordinator

Mariana is project coordinator for an experimental agroforestry system at a Recife high school.

With a background in sustainable design and environmental education from the University of Pernambuco, she is steering operations in the northeast of Brazil.

Márcio Luiz

Network Development

Márcio is an entrepreneur, systems architect and software developer working with environmental and socio-economic projects across Brazil.

 

He is interested in tech to deliver and scale environmental regeneration across distributed networks.

An international team is working together to support community-led reforestation and agroforestry programmes

Nina Lys Nunes

Consultant Botanist

Nina is a botanist, economist and environmental consultant at the University of Rio de Janeiro. 

She has worked at Kew Gardens, and is currently at the Botanical Gardens of Rio. She is helping RAIN to maximise the impact of its projects.

Yara Ghrewati

Web and Media

Yara is a public speaker, bushcraft and survival skills instructor and founder of Wildeye Adventures.

She brings experience in public relations to help build and manage partnerships with schools, businesses and communities in the UK.

Paul Browne

Communications

Paul is an expert in media relations and digital communications.

 

He is passionate about projects that deliver community benefits and organisations reducing our impact on the planet.