Dr. Mehdi Ghorbani
I am Assistant Prof. at faculty of natural recources , Universsity of Tehran. My research background consist of Natural Resources Co-Management, Natural Resources Governance, Sustainable Development, Social Networks in Natural Resources Management, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge in natural resources management and Human-Environment Systems Modeling. I am Manager of Environmental sociology group in Iranian Sociology Society. Also, I am manager of some projects in Iranian governmental Organizations about Resources Management.
Makuena Linake - Journalist
Sensitising the public about the Climatic Changes (Shepherds, support groups and people at the rural areas who are mostly hit hard by the effects of CC
Dr Nkoyok jacdueline PhD
research on environmental management,training on land mangement agro ecology ,advocacy,capacity building
Dr. Mohammad Rahimi
Working on West Asia(Ira, Afghanistan) climate change impacts on agriculture and water resoureses and climate modelling.
Rossella Soldi, Environmental Expert
18 years of professional (post-graduate) experience in rural development with focus on environmental issues (including water, energy and climate change), agriculture and agro-industries, tropical forests, sustainable development, natural resources management, small-scale fishery, land use, crop status monitoring and food security. Has extensively worked in third countries (including LDCs) since 1994. In-country professional experience in Asia (Indonesia, Laos, Bangladesh, The Philippines) and in the Pacific region (Solomon Islands with duty travel to Vanuatu, Fiji and Western Samoa) but also in Africa (Tunisia, Uganda), Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Has worked within EU and WB-funded projects in close liaison with national authorities, local agencies/institutions and NGOs. Familiar with the Logical Framework Approach and the PCM from project design to formulation, budgeting, implementation and evaluation. Strong skills in project accountancy review (accounting systems, financial reporting and expenses monitoring). Practical experience of M&E. Strong experience in indicator-based monitoring, through the use of impact and performance indicators (result-based-management) as well as regular (monthly, quarterly) reporting. Strong experience as assessor of EU programmes: (i) Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development’; (ii) Forestry, Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, including Energy; (iii) Asia Pro Eco; (iv) Tsunami and post-Tsunami; (v) SWITCH-Asia; and (vi) 7th FP Theme 6 ‘Environment, including Climate Change’. Projects were assessed also against cross cutting themes including poverty, gender issues, and community participation. Has regularly performed on-the-job training, capacity building and institutional strengthening tasks within cooperation projects. Over 10 years of team leadership and coordination of complex projects and technical assistants. Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills in English (and Italian).
Mr. Dennis Fenton
Experience in over 50 countries on four continents; expertise in strategy and policy development, programme design and management, project design, monitoring and evaluation systems, partnership building, negotiation and advocacy, small grant facilities, knowledge management and resource mobilisation; significant experience coordinating large and complex technical assistance programmes and managing multi-cultural teams.
Juliane Zeidler, Senior Environmental Consultant
Communications and capacity building are key to transformation toward a more sustainable world. Under the umbrella of climate change, sustainable land management, biodiversity much needs to be done to enhance understanding for an enhanced decision making and management arena.
Ntyam Franck Philemon, agricultural communicator
In order for us to tackle the Africans' living conditions and reduce poverty and undernourishment in Africa, need a good communication and a broad awareness in the agricultural sector. even in the promotion of the role of the housewife. That is why therefore I am a young Cameroonian, resident in Douala ayannt the potenckialité who wants to offer my expertise to the development of Africa and the world in general.
UNCCD National focal point I am interested as professional, most important thing is share knowledege and to find useful information for combating desertification. I am forest engineer and have experience on watershed managment. project prepare and implementation on soil conservation. rural development.
Kweedi Johanna, environmental biology and geography student
I am friendly, approachable and a fast learner and I love challenges. I am able to work under pressure and willing to always take chances as long as my employers have bright smilling faces. i have passion for nature though, especially in the field of marine related courses.
Santosh Mishra, Forester
I have been working in forestry related job since 2009. I have finished my B.Sc in forestry six years ago. My areas of interest are sustainable resourses management, wetland ecology and climate change.
Rodolfo Silva, Civil Engineer
Masters´s student looking for an Internship early 2014. Fields of interest: Water scarcity, Land degradation, desertification.
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.