Dr. Charles N. Lange is an eminent environmental expert with over 18 years of experience in environmental research and management. In training, he holds Bachelor of Science degree since 1996 and Master of Philosophy since 2001 on matters environment and natural resource management from Moi University, Kenya. He further earned his PhD from the faculty of science, Copenhagen University, Denmark in 2005. In work experience, Dr. Charles Lange started his early career with environmental research at the National Museums of Kenya in 1996. For over 15 years, Dr. Lange undertook many environmental research projects for supporting science policy interface in matters environment and natural resources management largely focusing on impact of anthropogenic activities and land use changes on biodiversity. During his time in environmental research, Dr. Lange successfully developed and implemented over 16 key environmental projects and published over 30 peer reviewed scientific papers. Dr Lange has also participated in many national and international scientific conferences and symposiums for sharing his research findings. In 2016, Dr. Lange Joined the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) as Deputy Director to coordinate environmental research and planning. Among the roles at NEMA, Dr. Lange was assigned to steer include domestication of the United Nations Convection to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). For the last six years, Dr. Lange has successfully coordinated national and global activities on advancing UNCCD domestication notably; commemoration of World Desertification and Drought Day, participation in negotiations during UNCCD COP meetings, coordinating national reporting for Kenya under UNCCD requirements and implementing projects on Land Degradation Neutrality. Owing to great contribution in domestication of UNCCD provisions to Kenya, Dr. Lange was recently nominated by the Kenya focal point to UNCCD for consideration to the Intergovernmental Working Group on drought. Subsequently Kenya was considered to be one of the member states to represent Africa in the Intergovernmental Working on Drought and therefore Dr. Lange become a member of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought. On other United Nations assignments, Dr. Lange served to a global committee hosted by UNEP that sought to develop Options on the future of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) from 2020 and 2021. In 2022 Dr. Lange was again nominated to represent Kenya in the development of the seventh Global Environment Outlook (GEO 7) under UNEP.