May East – Trustee

May East is a sustainability educator, spatial planner and social innovator. Her work spans the fields of cultural geography, urban ecology, and women’s studies. Designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders three years in a row she currently works in 54 countries with community-based organisations and intergovernmental agencies in the creation of policy guidance for accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and for delivery of projects seeking to strengthen climate resilience, food security and renewable energies solutions. A UNITAR Fellow she has an MSc in Spatial Planning with specialization on the rehabilitation of abandoned villages. As CEO of Gaia Education, her passion is to co-develop Project-Based Learning trajectories supporting indigenous and migrant communities and their traditions to survive in rapidly changing environments while enhancing their opportunities to become the designers of their desired future. She has recently received the Women of the Decade in Sustainability and Leadership award by the Women Economic Forum.

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