Portrait of Ursula Rakova

Ursula Rakova

Ursula Rakova is a pioneer in Papua New Guinea’s environmental movement and international campaigner for the survival of her people and homeland. She is the Executive Director of Tulele Peisa, a local community organisation in Papua New Guinea trying to relocate small island communities affected by the impacts of climate change. 

 

Ursula is also a strong advocate of human rights, has set up community schooling for young Bougainvilleans, and is a campaigner for the survival of her people. She was born on the Carteret Islands near Bougainville, a low-lying area currently threatened by rising sea levels.