Our Team


Romulo Paes de Sousa, Director

Layla Saad, Deputy Director

Paola Costa, Administrative & Executive Assistant

Policy & Programme Team 

Marcio Pontual, Programme Specialist

Rosaly Byrd, Programme Associate

Lorenzo Casagrande, Youth Engagement Officer

Aikaterini Tsakanika, Visiting Researcher and Global South Internship Programme Fellow

Thomaz Talarico, Global South Internship Programme Fellow

Operations Team 

Ione Nascimento, Operations Manager

Haroldo Machado, RIO+ Centre Focal Point at UNDP Brazil Country Office, Brasilia

Willians Alves, Administrative Clerk

Communications Team

Francisco Filho, Communications Coordinator

Brenda Hada, Graphic Design and Digital Media Officer

Denise Silveira, Coordinator of the ‘Music to Advance Sustainable Development’ Project

National Volunteers

Sergio Ramoz, Professional Photographer

Patricia Basseto, Coordinator of the Global Coalition to Advance Sustainable Development