Carmen Miranda, one of 3 winners of The International Green Pen Award 2009 was born in Goa in 1943 and studied in the UK at Ravensbourne College, Kent and City University, London. Her unusual and varied carrier in the communications field expanded into 10 countries (6 in Asia and 3 in Africa and UK) and that ranged from an award winner designer, to TV documentary making, to university lecturer in UK, to working as an interpreter for UK asylum seekers and Director of the Asia Regional programme of Panos Institute in the 90s. Now retired, she lives in London and has turned her attention to the impact of mining on the environment in Goa as well as Campaigns for the prevention of climate change.
She was awarded the 2012 Karmaveer Purashkar for the international campaign launched from London against mining in Goa.
This is a donation based event. North eastern Food and beverages for dinner will be available.