Raíssa Ferreira is a program associate in the foundation’s Brazil office. She has served as a program manager and adviser to the Climate and Land Use Alliance’s (CLUA) Brazil Initiative since 2014, focusing on climate and forest public policy implementation and indigenous and traditional peoples' land rights.
Raíssa has over 10 years’ experience in international development cooperation. Prior to joining Ford, she worked for the British government’s Foreign Affairs Climate Change Program in Brazil and at the Brazilian Government Cooperation Agency.
She has a master’s degree in international policy analysis from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), has done postgraduate work in sustainable development, and holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Centro Universitário de Brasília.