Anna R. Oposa
Co-Founder, Save Philippine Seas and Global Shaper, Manila Hub, World Economic Forum.
Anna R. Oposa is a multi-hyphenated changemaker. She is a writer, public speaker, PADI Rescue Diver, and environmental advocate. While taking up BA English Studies at the University of the Philippines (UP), Anna represented the Philippines in a number of prestigious international conferences, including the 35th Ship for the Southeast Asian Youth Program and the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico.
She also co-founded Isko Cleans UP, a project to implement a waste management program in UP based on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of the Philippines (Republic Act 9003). Her written works have been published in various local and international newspapers, magazines, and websites. She co-wrote a workbook for elementary school children entitled “An Introduction to Climate Change for Filipinos”.
Save Philippine Seas, a movement she co-founded, aims to protect her country’s marine resources by harnessing the power of social media and lobbying for the enforcement of environmental laws.
Anna is a Global Shaper to the World Economic Forum, and was among the first Global Shapers to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. In 2012, Anna became the first Filipino and youngest recipient of the Future for Nature Award in the Netherlands. She is using the financial resources she received to enhance the protection of thresher sharks in Malapascua, Cebu.