Amalie Conchelle Hamoy-Obusan
Amalie was born on August 20, 1973 in Dapitan City in the southern province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Graduated with a degree in B.S. Zoology from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, her love for nature has led her to work with the top two environmental organizations in the world.
She started as a WWF volunteer in the Humpback Whale Research and Conservation Project in the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines. Afterwards, she worked on Coastal Management Projects in Balayan Bay and adjacent bays in the Calatagan Peninsula.
In 2005, she worked with Greenpeace as a street fundraiser where she rolled out the face-to-face fundraising program until 2008. From being a fundraiser, she became the climate and energy campaigner in the Philippines where she co-authored the Philippine Energy Revolution Roadmap to 2020, a practical blueprint on how the Philippines can lead Southeast Asia in renewable energy development. She has also contributed to the 2009 & 2010 Global Status Report on Renewables.
An extended sabbatical at the end of 2011 opened opportunities for her to work on mercury trade in the Philippines in 2012.
She is now back in Greenpeace as the Regional Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator in Southeast Asia where she leads a team of brilliant, dedicated campaigners.
As an activist, she has been sued, arrested and even detained. When asked what compels her to take action, her only response is: "I am just an ordinary mom taking an extraordinary stand for her children."