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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. 

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