May East is a sustainability educator and campaigner on environmental issues. Originally from Brazil, she was instrumental in setting up CIFAL Scotland in 2006, now one of 14 international training centres for authorities and leaders, affiliated with UNITAR. The mission of CIFAL centres is to strengthen the capacities of government officials and civil society leaders, empowering them to advance sustainable development. CIFAL Scotland has offices in Forres and Edinburgh, where it teamed up with seven other UN agencies working to promote the work of the organisation in Scotland. This training centre specialises on Sustainable Energy Solutions, Green Growth and Sustainable Urbanisation.