Isaura Baptista Barros


Isaura is the co-founder and national coordinator of the Laudato Si’ Movement Timor-Leste Youth Organization, where she works voluntarily to lead environmental awareness programs. She is also a freelance trainer on environmental and climate change with different international and national organizations in Timor-Leste. Isaura was selected as one of 22 fellows of Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Academic Fellowship Program – Spring 2023 on Environmental Issues and Natural Resources Management and had the opportunity to study for five weeks at the University of Montana, USA. In 2021, she organized the Local Conference of Youth on climate change for the first time in Timor-Leste. As a result, Isaura and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Timor-Leste (SOA Timor-Leste) led successfully the “OCEAN HEROES BOOTCAMP” in 2024, with the theme “Educating and empowering students and youths to protect and preserve our ocean for the future.”