Workshops 1-4

Wednesday 20th September, 09:30-12:30

1: Ecosystem services contributions to the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)


Mobilise existing assets for rural poverty eradication


Emile Frison, Director General of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)


Gill Shepherd, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Theme Leader Ecosystem Approach

Javier Méndez, Community Technical Officer, Indigenous Peoples and Peasant Coordinating Association for Central American Community Agroforestry (ACICAFOC) [Presentation]

Christian Mersmann, Managing Director, Global Mechanism, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Wendelin Mlenge, Hifadhi Ardhi Shinyanga (“Soil Conservation” - HASHI)

Eric Kamoga Mugurusi, Director of the Department of Environment, Vice President's Office, Government of Tanzania

Ruud Jansen, Chief Technical Advisor, Environment Support Programme, United Nations Development Programme [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitators

Stewart Maginnis, Head, Forest Conservation Programme

Sebastian Winkler, Countdown 2010 Senior Adviser

IUCN Rapporteur

Simon Rietbergen, Acting Head, Ecosystem Management Programme

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2: Ecosystem services in national development and poverty reductions strategies


Better integrate biodiversity and ecosystem services in development programmes


Olav Kjørven, Director, Energy and Environment Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, Chairperson, The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan


Bill Jackson, Director, Global Programme, IUCN


Aboubacry Demba Lom, Director of National Planning and Coordination with Regional Planning, Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, Senegal [Presentation]

Leif John Fosse, Environment and Development Adviser, Department for International Cooperation, Ministry of Environment, Norway [Presentation] [Speech]

Blandina Ceche, Poverty-Environment Officer, Division of Poverty Eradication, Office of the Vice President of Tanzania [Presentation] [Summary]

Abdullahi Majeed, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water, Maldives

Sally Nicholson, EU International Relations - WWF European Policy Office - Belgium [Presentation]

Valmir Ortega, Director of Ecosystems, Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renivaveis (IBAMA), Brazil [Presentation]

Jan-Peter Schemmel, Environment Advisor, GTZ, Germany [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitators

Gonzalo Oviedo, Senior Adviser, Social Policy

Alice Kaudia, Regional Director for East Africa (EARO)

IUCN Rapporteur

Geert Raeymaekers, Regional Office for Europe

3: Challenges for present aid modalities


Better use of existing tools for a good integration of biodiversity into development cooperation programmes


Joao Paulo Ribeiro Capobianco, Secretary for Biodiversity and Forests, Ministry of Environment, Brazil


Tony Long, Director, WWF European Policy Office, Belgium


Iola Leal Riesco, Coordinator, Development co-operation, EC Forest Platform, FERN [Presentation]

Jean-Paul Ledant, Coordinator, Environment Integration in EC Development Co-operation, Agreco [Presentation]

Rémy Paris, Strategic Management of Development Co-operation Division, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD [Presentation]

Hans Wessels, Head, Section Natural Resources and Ecosystems, Directorate Environment and Water, Ministry of Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

Maria Berlekom Programme Coordinator, Swedish International Biodiversity Programme - SwedBio

Simon Le Grand, Administrator, Directorate General for Development, European Commission

Juan Jose Echanove, Project Officer, Delegation of the European Commission, the Philippines

Gordon McInnes, Deputy Director, European Environment Agency

Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Regional Director Asia

Edmund Barrow, Coordinator Forest Conservation & Social Policy IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Kenya and Chihneyo Mvori, Regional Focal Point for East Africa, IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Kenya [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitator

Jean-Claude Jacques, Head, EU Liaison Office

IUCN Rapporteur

Raphaël Billé, Consultant

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4: Communication and education


Close the gap between the understanding of environment and development cooperation. Inform the citizens about the importance of investments into environment for poverty eradication.


Victoria Lichstein, State Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development, National Ministry of Social Affairs, Argentina


Gwen van Boven, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication


Marco Vinicio Cerezo, Fundaeco President, Guatemala

Nick Hanley, Head of Unit Communication and Governance, DG Environment, European Commission

Joana Maycock, Action Aid

Michael Ginguld, Programme Officer, World Education Inc.

Marie Tamoifo, Association Green Youth of Cameroon

IUCN Facilitators

Elroy Bos, Acting Head, Global Communications

Jean-Yves Pirot, Senior Coordinator, Global Programme

IUCN Rapporteur

Claire Warmenbol, Communications Assistant, Water Programme

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Workshops 5-8

Wednesday 20th September, 14:30-18:00

5: Innovative financial mechanisms


A call for change: from short-term project thinking to long-term programme investment, using ODA strategically
to leverage additional funding


Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Regional Vice President and Regional Director CBC of Mexico and Central America of Conservation International, and former Minister for Environment, Water and Industry, Costa Rica


Timothee Fomete, Regional Facilitator, TNS trust fund creation process, Cameroon

Samuel Sangüeza, Executive Director, National Environment Fund of Ecuador

Hans Wessels, Head, Natural Resources and Ecosystems Management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Denis Loyer, Head of Environment and Natural Resources Division, French Development Agency (AFD)

Duncan Marsh, Senior Program Officer for climate change and sustainable energy, United Nations Foundation

Robert Tippmann, Principal Consultant, Coordinator of Policy Advisory Services, Ecosecurities [Presentation]

Pablo Gutman, Senior Policy Officer, Macroeconomics for Sustainable Development Program Office - WWF

Tatiana van Lier, Netherlands Postcodelottery [Presentation]

Matthias von Bechtolsheim, Sector Specialist, Natural Resources and Agriculture – KfW Banking group

IUCN Facilitator

Hans Friederich, Head, Conservation Finance and Donor Relations

IUCN Rapporteur

Geert Raeymaekers, Senior Officer for Belgium, Luxemburg and EU Relations

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6: Trade and Economic Cooperation


Identify ways by which trade and development policies become mutually supportive to enhance environmental


Alain Lipietz, Member of European Parliament, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation of Andean Community and substitute member of Mercosur Delegation


Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva [Presentation]

Sophie des Clers, University of London, United Kingdom [Presentation]

Papa Samba Diouf, WWF Senegal [Presentation]

José Parajuá Aranda, Managing Director, Cluster of Fishing Companies in Third Countries, Spain [Presentation]

Fabrizio Donatella, European Commission, DG Fisheries

Saskia Ozinga, FERN [Presentation]

Joaquim Machado, Director, Governmental Affairs on Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Syngenta [Presentation]

Sebastien Risso, EU Policy Officer Forests and trade, Greenpeace Europe [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitators

Joshua Bishop, Senior Adviser, Economics and the Environment

Stefan Verwer, Policy Officer, National Committee, The Netherlands

Erik van Zadelhoff, Senior Policy Officer EU and Global Ecosystems, EU Liaison Office

IUCN Rapporteur

Anouska Plasmeijer, Policy Officer

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7: Governance and stakeholder engagement


Explore how stakeholders can be mobilised and institutions strengthened in support of sustainable development
and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals


Olivier Behra, Director, Man and the Environment, Madagascar [Presentation]

Vladimir Bocharnikov, Information Officer, Project "Indigenous Peoples Network for Change" (IPNC) [Presentation]

Rosalia Arteaga, Executive Secretary, Amazon Cooperation Treaty, Brazil [Presentation]

Paul Mitchell, Secretary General, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitator

Mohammad Rafiq, Head, Business and Biodiversity Programme

IUCN Rapporteur

Chantal van Ham, Conference Assistant

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8: Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)


To get recognition for the importance of biodiversity as a key element in the sustainable development of OCTs. Building a European initiative for environment and sustainable development in the OCTs of Europe, in their regional context


Willem Ferwerda, Director, IUCN Netherlands Committee

Jean-Marc Michel, Director of Nature and Landscape, Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development, France


Asii Chemnitz Narup, Minister for Health and Environment – Greenland

Georges Handerson, Minister of Sustainable Development - French Polynesia

Jacques Roman, OCT Administrator, DG Development, European Commission

Denis Loyer, Director of Environment division, French Development Agency (AFD)

Josianne Irissin-Mangata, Research Policy Officer, Regional Council of Reunion Island [Presentation]

Kalli de Meyer, Director - Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, Bonaire [Presentation]

Iain Orr, Founder of Biodiplomacy, United Kingdom

Régis Dick, Overseas Territories Officer, WWF France

Mike Pienkowski, Chairman, UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum [Presentation]

Pascale Joannot, French Natural History Museum [Presentation]

IUCN Facilitators

Jean-Philippe Palasi, Policy Officer for European Overseas and Development Cooperation, EU Liaison Office

Erik van Zadelhoff, Senior EU Policy Officer and Global Ecosystems, EU Liaison Office

IUCN Rapporteur

Catherine Quick, Conference Assistant

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