This block type should be used in "unccd one column" section with "Full width" option enabled

Independent experts nominated by country party

Maya Leroy

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Sciences
Socio economy
Political Science
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
South Africa
Job function
Research and Training Group "Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests"
Telephone number
00 334 67 04 71 22/ 20 467 04 71 22/ 20
Work experience
Director of the teaching and research unit on "Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests" and its master program at AgroParisTech, Senior lecturer (About 110 MSc theses on environmental management and rural development and 9 PhD, based on field projects in developing countries). Co-chairs the Research group on "Critical approaches in Management, Globalization and Ecology" at the University of Montpellier (on going research: Corporate Governance, Firms, Organizations, and Sustainable Development). French Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus PhD programme Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) since 2009. Head of the Tropical and Rural Forestry Department, ENGREF (2005-2007). A prior Consultant and programme assistant at the FAO, and scholar at the Superior Institute of Tropical Agronomy (CNEARC) for over 10 years, she is an expert on the treatment of environmental issues in the context of international public aid to development (see geographic areas of field of experience above)
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
-Agricultural Engineer, National Hight School of Agronomy, Montpellier (SupAgro formerly ENSAM) 1987_x000D_
- MSc in Tropical Agronomy, Hight School of Tropical Agronomy (formely ESAT/CNEARC) 1987_x000D_
- PhD in Environmental Management Sciences, Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, formely ENGREF), 2004
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Leroy M., Derroire G., Vende J., Lemenager T., 2013. La gestion durable des forêts tropicales : de l’analyse critique du concept à l’évaluation environnementale des dispositifs de gestion. Paris, A savoir n°18, AFD, 234p._x000D_
2. Mione A., Leroy M., 2013. Décisions stratégiques dans la rivalité entre standards de qualité: le cas de la certification forestière. Management International, 17 (2) : 84-104._x000D_
3. Leroy M., Mermet L., 2012. Delivering on Environmental Commitments? Guidelines and Evaluation Framework for an “On-Board” approach. Science et changements planétaires/ Sécheresse, 23 (3) : 185-195._x000D_
4. Mermet L., Billé R., Leroy M., 2010. Concern-focused evaluation for ambiguous and conflicting policies: an approach from the environmental field. American Journal of Evaluation, 31 (2), 180:198._x000D_
5. Palpacuer F., Leroy M., Naro G. (Eds.), 2010. Management, mondialisation, écologie. Regards critiques en sciences de gestion. Paris, Hermès Science Publications, Lavoisier, 391p.
Other activities
1.Member of the Scientific Committee of AgroParisTch _x000D_
2. Member of the Board of ENGREF (Ecole Nationale du Genie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts)_x000D_
3. Member of the International Association of Strategic Management (AIMS) _x000D_
4. Member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS)_x000D_
4. Member of the French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD)_x000D_
5. Reviewer for the international journals: Human Organization; Natures Sciences Sociétés, Vertigo, European Management Review, Politiques et Management Public, etc.
Organisation name
Environment and Natural Resources Research Institute
Organisation street address
Agroparistech, _x000D_
648 Rue Jean-François Breton_x000D_
BP 44494 – 34093 MONTPELLIER CEDEX 5, 34093
Organisation city
Montpellier Cedex 5
Organisation country