Ana Cristina Barros has more than 20 years of experience working with the sustainable development agenda in Brazil. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, she lived in the Amazon Rainforest for over a decade working on environmentally-friendly development projects.
Throughout her career with the Conservancy, which began in 2003, Ana Cristina has worked in conjunction with the Brazilian Government, private institutions, and other public agencies, in analyzing and formulating public policies regarding: conservation, forestry, sustainable agriculture, infrastructure, indigenous lands and governance affecting the whole country. She has also provided technical assistance to Conservancy field programs, reinforced the Brazilian Advisory Council, and helped expand and improve public awareness in relation to sustainable development. She is currently the Director for Smart Infrastructure in Latin America.