Prof. Dr. Marc Bied-charreton
président d'honneur of the french scientific committee on desertification, member of the scientific committee of the french global fund for environnment; prof.ecologiacl economics
Emmanuel Oladipo, Climatologist
With a doctorate degree in Climatology and over 30 years of work experience, nearly half of which was with the UN System, as well as over two and half decades of interest in issues related to environment
Fady Asmar, Agriculture and Forest Engineer, Ecosystem Management , Mediatot
Combating Desertification and Land Degradation; Climate Change; Sustainable Land Management; Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Strategy, policy and management of ecosystems, forests and rangelands, including: watershed management, silviculture, ecotourism, forest education, agro-silvo-pastoral systems, cultural aspects of biodiversity, protected areas, socio-economic aspects, integrated rural development, and project formulation and monitoring; Sustainable Rural Development; Education; Sustainable Livelihood Approach. Strong extra-professional experience in humanitarian and youth related organizations.
Cordula Ott, Social Anthropologist
My ideas on coherent approaches in global development and research approaches are rooted in over 20 years of work-experience in advice and practice on environment and development issues.
Ibrahima BANGOURA, Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts
Spécialiste des écosystèmes de mangrove, consultant international en mangrove, Expert National chargé de la rédaction du rapport national sur la désertification (PRAIS) au compte de la CCNULD.
Ariel Dansky, Communications-for-Development
Communications and Public Information professional, bilingual English and Spanish, familiar w/ large donor reporting requirements, M&E and research experience in small farm commercialization projects
Sandor Szalai, Agrometeorologist
Background is meteorology, experience at met. service and university, practice in climatology and its applications, incl. climate change.
Mr RUZIMA Salvator
Graduate in Geological and Mineralogical sciences (bac+4) from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium, 1982) with specialised training in Physical Geography, Geomorphology and Tropical Climatology
Bright Gavu, Geomatic Engineer
I interact easily with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and professional levels. I am self-motivated, multi-tasking team player with leadership abilities; easily adaptable to changes.
Klaus Kellner, restoration ecologist
Research in Desertification, Land degradation and Drought related matters, including restoration and rehabilitation of degraded rangelands in arid- and semi-arid grass and savanna areas
DJORDJIJE VULIKIC, Consultant
My expertise is mainly focused on issues connected to climate change policy making, legislation, projects and programmes in respect to both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
Dr Vivek Saxena
Experience in UNCCD web based PRAIS reporting for 4th & 5th National report, CST correspondent since 2010 and negotiated during CoP-10 & CoP 11 as country representative, more than 19 years experience.
We are a multidisciplinary CSO with many years of experience in consultncy about Environmental and Sustainable Development, as well as in NGO and network Management
Adhi Rachmat Hariyadi
Providing innovative, science-based solutions that address the environmental and natural resource management needs
Dr. David Elliott
Experience in determining microbial community structure at landscape scale and in relation to land management. Knowledge of the role of soil microbes in land-atmosphere carbon flux.
Dr. Liz Ng'ang'a
I hold a PhD in social sciences focusing on science, technology and development, an MSc in African Studies and a BA in Literature and English language.
Bajrang Lal, Agribusiness Innovation
My life is guided by convention that we should strive to better place than we found. I was active volunteer in organizing agriculture management program during my childhood days for my own farm.
Ismail Muhammad NRM Specialist
Coordination and Networking with various national, regional institutions both government and non- government.
Work as an ICIMOD country focal point for Afghanistan.
Management and coordination of regional action research programmes.
Resource Person for Co- Management Training for partners and communities
Ability to conduct national and regional training and workshops
-Closely worked with national programme implementing institutions in China, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
-Extensively contributed to the development of ICIMOD Regional Rangeland Programme III.
-Contributed to number of articles and conference papers.
-Managed various AKRSP assisted forestry projects within Chitral with annual disbarment of Rs. 3 million.
-Directly Supervised 10 project field staff in forestry projects
-Rangeland Management Action Research
-Community Mobilization and Development
-Participatory Planning, monitoring and Evaluation
Professor (Dr.) Kamal Narain Joshi
Professor (Dr.) Kamal Narain Joshi born on April 28 1952 in the heart of Indian Desert city called Jodhpur. During last 30 years he has extensively studied the characteristics of Indian desert
Cheikh Mohamed Vadhel Cheikhna
Specialist in Capacity building for CSOs; Communication, Decentralized and Participatory Approaches; fundraising for environment protection, poverty alleviation and improvement of arid and desert land
Nima Bah BARRY, Economist
With an MA in Economics, I am an environmental expert with more than 15 years’ experience working at national and international levels: African Union, UNCCD and Guinean Ministry of Environment.
Francois Tapsoba, Economist
International Consultant having worked with several UN Agencies and African instituion on Policies, strategies and project development for SLM, desertification control and poverty reduction.
Tayyab Shahzad, SLM Expert
Have twenty years experience of working in Sustainable Land Management (SLM), land use planning for SLM, environment, NRM, livelihood, food security, REDD+ and poverty reduction by involving community participation. Prepared related projects for approval from donors. Some of the projects prepared received funding from multilateral, national and private sector agencies. Implemented such projects on the ground. Collected relevant data for planning and assessments of related interventions. Established targets and performance indicators, monitored and appraised projects implemented by NGOs and Government departments, prepared Agreements. Involved in funding and reviewed disbursements. Did monitoring, reviewed impact assessment of projects, coordinated course correction and budget revision. Wrote policies, strategies and plans. Initiated/maintained contact with stakeholders. Provided inputs for audits, guidelines, manuals and standard operating procedures. Prepared ToRs and involved in selection of missions. Coordinated program of missions and consultants and followed up their recommendations. Prepared guidelines for local level fund establishment helpful in cost recovery of the funds provided through internal lending by Community Based Organizations. Identified and reported best practices and lessons learnt. Coordinated training workshops for the community and staff of government and NGOs.
Dr Paul Galbally
Qualified industrial and environmental Chemist; Ph.D in Biosystems Engineering obtained at UCD, Republic of Ireland. Currently employed on research into sustainable cultivation of energy crops.
Gorata Boikanyo, Agric Economist
Internships; Jobs in any sector; Fellowships / research; Advise and consultancy for NGOs, CSOs and others; Consultancy to Country Parties; Consultancy to support reporting process.
Ms. Sandra Piesik
Re-use of agricultural waste: I specialise in date palm leaf technologies and construction of building from date palms and other natural materials, particularity plants including agricultural waste.
Osero Shadrack Tengeya
I have done a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation), and several MOOCs related to environmental Law and Policy, Global Warming Science and Energy Technology and Policy.
Dr.N.K.Bohra, presently working as Research officer, Jodhpur. I am holding PhD degree in Botany and have 24 years Research experience. I have more than 60 publications in different Journals.
German Kust, Professor
Working on desertification issues since 1988, mainly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but have an experience also in Africa, Asia and LAC.
Always connected with Social Media, like Linkedin, facebook, Twitter & Google+ profile or any other search engine by Kulwant bhabra.
Shhaideh Akram (PhD)
Expert in Agricultural Policy Design and Natural Resource Management mainly in Asia-Middle East/and partially in Romania.
Mr. Abraham Nida
Working as a consultant assisting the reporting process under the UNCCD secretariat has given me an opportunity to learn more about planning, coordinating and compiling a success report. This makes me a good candidate to assist you in compiling your national or regional reports.
Dr. Rachael Jonassen
Experienced consultant for government, commercial, and NGO clients on large and small projects in 20 countries.
Planning to change the environment by introducing awareness programs and practical solutions by involving the youth through educational practices.
Dr. Ayinde Julius Olatunde
Julius Olatunde Ayinde of Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development was born in early 70s’. He served as Technical Assistant to the Supervisor of a Catholic-based NGO called Rural Development Project (RUDEP) in Osogbo.
Dr Nick Middleton, Scientific Researcher
Oxford University experienced dryland researcher on society-environment links and development, especially DLDD and climate change adaptation. Good knowledge of UNCCD processes and report writing.
Samuel Orecho, Environmental scientist
Experienced consultant and researcher in environmental science, climate change, water resources management. Also an academic, good at NGO management and project proposal writing.
Climate changes and safety trainer for school based programs .
Kudakwashe Magwedere: Livestock specialist
Specialties and Interests: Livestock health policy; Food regulatory affairs; Food Safety Systems Management &Risk analysis; Auditing & Food Quality assurance in Agri value chains.