Technical Officer, IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED)
Responsible for leading the delivery of a number of key activities for SULi, including the development of a Sustainable Use Database, encouraging technical inputs on sustainable use issues and assisting with the strategic development and strengthening of SULi to enhance and diversify its activities and engagement. I have over 15 years’ experience (10 years of that with IUCN SSC) with expanding and strengthening large networks to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness. While working with IUCN, I managed over 150 Specialist Groups (45 of which I established, including assisting with the establishment of the HWCTF), and my focus and interest is in improving participatory processes through e.g., knowledge sharing, collaboration and mobilization of expertise to deliver its key activities. I am hugely honoured to be a member of HWCCSG and contribute mostly by drawing on my extensive experience with the SSC network to provide assistance and advice when needed.