UNCCD secretariat team

Executive Direction and Management (EDM)

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw

  • Executive Secretary (ES)

Ms. Marie-Paule Lorka-Lavri

  • Executive Associate to the ES
  • mlavri(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2802

Mr. Pradeep Monga

  • Deputy Executive Secretary (DES)
  • pmonga(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2824

Mr. Rajeb Boulharouf

  • Chef de Cabinet
  • rboulharouf(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2810

Mr. Mahamadou Tari Bako

  • Assistant to Chef de Cabinet
  • mbako(at)unccd.int    
  • 00 49 228 815 2826

Ms. Satu Ravola

  • Programme Management Officer
  • sravola(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2805

Mr. Gerardo Gunera-Lazzaroni    

  • Legal Officer
  • gglazzaroni(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2840

Mr. Mark Dankers

  • Mail Assistant
  • mdankers(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2804

Communication team

Ms. Yukie Hori

  • Spokesperson, Communication Team Leader
  • yhori(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2829

Ms. Wagaki Wischnewski

  • Public Information and Media Officer
  • wwischnewski(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2820

Ms. Katya Arapnakova

  • Senior Library Assistant
  • karapnakova(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2864

Ms. Helga Karsten

  • Public Information Associate
  • hkarsten(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2857

UNCCD Liaison Office New York

United Nations Headquarters
DC1 Building
11th Floor, Office 1170
New York, N.Y. 10017
USA
T: 001-212 963 4871
F: 001-917 367 3441

Mr. Melchiade Bukuru

  • Principal Liaison Officer
  • bukuru(at)un.org
  • 001-212 963 4871

Ms. Nadhini Iyer Krishna

  • UNCCD/CBD Liaison Officer
  • Krishna1(at)un.org
  • 00 1-917 367 2806

Ms. Frederika Teixeira

  • Programme Assistant
  • teixeira2(at)un.org
  • 00 1-917 367 4081

Administrative Services (AS)

Mr. Lyndle Lindow

  • Unit Coordinator
  • llindow(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2844

Mr. Somarajan Pillai

  • Administrative and Finance Officer
  • spillai(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2875

Ms. Soi Ha Lei

  • Finance and Budget Officer
  • slei(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2838

Mr. Ömer Sebat

  • Information Systems Assistant
  • osebat(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2868

Mr. Mahir Turkcan

  • Computer Information Systems Assistant
  • mturkcan(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2837

Ms. Sandrine Rastetter

  • Accounting Assistant
  • srastetter(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2848

Mr. Kossi Samtou

  • Finance Assistant
  • ksamtou(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2867

Mr. Ezio Seghetti

  • Travel Assistant
  • eseghetti(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2858

Ms. Zlata Prlenda-Kunstek

  • HR Assistant
  • zprlenda-kunstek(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2845

Mr. Edison Espiritu

  • Administrative Assistant
  • eespiritu(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2836

Ms. Carmen-Alina Margina

  • Conference Affairs Officer 
  • cmargina(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2861

Mr. Rouven Bashir-Elahi

  • Editorial Assistant
  • relahi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2852

Ms. Katheryn Jimenez

  • Programme Assistant
  • kjimenez(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2814

Ms. Annette Guetgemann

  • Programme Assistant
  • aguetgemann(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2809

Mr. Fabian Guttendorf

  • Meeting Services Assistant
  • fgutendorf(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2843

External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA)

Ms. Louise Baker

  • Unit Coordinator
  • lbaker(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2808

Mr. Sasha Alexander

  • Policy Officer
  • salexander(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2847

Mr. Marcos Montoiro

  • NGO and Civil Society Liaison Officer
  • mmontoiro(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2806

Mr. Utchang Kang

  • Liaison Officer
  • ukang(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2846

Mr. Daniel Tsegai

  • Programme Officer (Drought)
  • dtsegai(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2835

Ms. Barbara Bendandi

  • Programme Officer (Migration)
  • bbendandi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2876

Ms. Morgane Chiocchia

  • Associate Programme Officer (Donor Relations)
  • mchiocchia(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2809

Mr. Furkan Dosdogru

  • Associate Programme Officer (Climate Change)
  • fdosdogru(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2876

Ms. Susan Lakop

  • Programme Assistant
  • slakop(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 28 17

Ms. Corinna Voigt

  • Research Associate
  • cvoigt(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2823

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Africa (Annex I)

212 537 666 301
Eaux et Forêts, Avenue Mohamed VI, Km 7,5
Soussi, Rabat 10170, Morocco

Mr. Boubacar Cissé

  • Coordinator
  • bcisse(at)unccd.int

Ms. Norah Ngeny

  • Associate Programme Officer
  • nngeny(at)unccd.int

Ms. Anta Sanon

  • United Nations Volunteer
  • asanon(at)unccd.int

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Asia (Annex II)

United Nations Building
Rajdamnem Ave.
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
T: 00 66-2 288 2559
F: 00 66-2 288 3065

Mr. Kwangho Baek

  • Programme Officer
  • kbaek(at)unccd.int
  • 00 662 288 2560

UNCCD Regional Coordination Unit for Latin-America and the Caribbean (LAC) (Annex III)

c/o Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Northern Building, Division of CELADE
Dag Hammarskjöld 3477
Postal Code: 7630412. Vitacura, Santiago de Chile

Mr. Jose Miguel Torrico

  • Coordinator
  • jmtorrico(at)unccd.int 
  • 00 562 2210-2017

Regional Coordination for Northern Mediterranean (Annex IV):

Orman ve Su Isleri Bakanligi 1. Bölge Müdürlügü 
Buyukdere Caddesi No:265 
Fatih Ormani Kampusu Maslak / Sariyer
Istanbul Turkey

Mr. Erdogan Ozevren

  • Programme Officer
  • eozevren(at)unccd.int
  • 00 90 212 2993301

Regional Coordination for Europe (Annexes V):

(located in Bonn)

Ms. Jamal Annagylyjova

  • Programme Officer
  • jannagylyjova(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2879

Science, Technology and Implementation (STI)

Mr. Johns Muleso Kharika

  • Unit Coordinator
  • 00 49 228 815 2834
  • jkharika(at)unccd.int

Mr. Barron Joseph Orr

  • Lead Scientist
  • bjorr(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2865

Mr. Richard Byron-Cox

  • Programme Officer (Capacity Building)
  • rbyroncox(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2827

Ms. Anja Thust

  • Programme Officer (Secretary to the CRIC)
  • athust(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2828

Ms. Sara Minelli

  • Programme Officer
  • sminelli(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2874

Ms. Xiaoxia Jia

  • Programme Officer
  • xjia(at)unccd.int 
  • 00 49 228 815 2850

Mr. Jeroen van Dalen 

  • Associate Programme Officer (Knowledge Management)
  • jdalen(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2816

Mr. Marcelo Inacio da Cunha

  • Associate Programme Officer
  • mcunha(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 28 71

Ms. Salma AlSayyad

  • Associate Programme Officer
  • salsayyad(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 28 13

Ms. Lesley Otieno

  • Programme Assistant
  • lotieno(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2807

Ms. Lawrencia Eposi

  • Programme Assistant
  • leposi(at)unccd.int
  • 00 49 228 815 2842