The session aims to increase the understanding about what is needed to meet Target 5 of the Post-2020 GBF, what knowledge gaps and capacity needs exist at various levels, and what indicators are necessary to truly measure and hit the Target
Principal Researcher and Team Leader (Biodiversity) and Chair, IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi)
Dilys Roe leads IIED’s work on biodiversity and conservation. Her work focuses on the human dimensions of conservation – including understanding and supporting the necessary conditions for effective community-based conservation. A strong element of her current work is on engaging local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade and, more broadly, enhancing community voices in conservation policymaking and strategies for linking biodiversity conservation with poverty reduction and social justice.
In addition to her role at IIED, Dilys is also Chair of the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and also a member of the UK Government Darwin Expert Committee (DEC) and Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Group.
Co-Chair for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Mr. Francis Ogwal (Uganda) is a Co-Chair for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Open-Ended Working Group for a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. He has been working with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) since 2005. He has also been active in the CBD for over 15 years. Since 2005, he has taken on the roles as Uganda’s CBD Focal Point, Vice-President of the COP Bureau, Co-Chair for Resource Mobilization and Financial Mechanisms working group, the first Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI). He has also received a Presidential award in recognition of his contribution in advancing biodiversity.
Scientific Support Officer, CITES Secretariat
Karen Gaynor works at the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) in Geneva as a Scientific Support Officer, where she is the lead on scientific matters related to fauna. Prior to joining the CITES Secretariat, she worked as a government official for 14 years, as the coastal ecologist in the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service and as the CITES Scientific Authority for Ireland. During a career break in 2014, she obtained a Masters’ degree in “Management and conservation of species in trade: the international framework” from the University of Andalucia in Spain, and worked as the CITES Scientific Officer at DG Environment of the European Commission, where she chaired the Scientific Review Group (SRG) . At the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in 2016, she chaired the discussions in Committee I. She also holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Ireland, Dublin. She has closely followed the discussions on the development of the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and has represented CITES in the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management since joining the CITES Secretariat in February 2017.
TRAFFIC, Senior Programme Coordinator – Sustainable Trade
Anastasiya Timoshyna is TRAFFIC’s Senior Programme Coordinator – Sustainable Trade. In this role, she coordinates TRAFFIC work around advising governments on developing better regulations to ensure trade is sustainable, developing private sector standards, engaging businesses and facilitating consumer behavioural change. She has fourteen years of experience of working on issues of wildlife trade. Her work involved projects in Europe, East and Southern Africa, Viet Nam, India, Nepal, and China and relevant policy work, including in CBD and CITES contexts. Anastasiya has background in ecology, environmental policy and corporate environmental management.
Maurizio Farhan Ferrari
Senior Policy Adviser on Environmental Governance, Forest Peoples Programme
Maurizio Farhan Ferrari has been researching and supporting action on environment, human rights and sustainable development at local, national and global level since the late 1980s. He has been with the Forest Peoples Programme since 1997, where he is currently a senior policy adviser on environmental governance. Following up on his doctorate on the role of indigenous peoples and local communities in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Southeast Asia, since 2005 he has focused his activities on supporting IPLCs in engaging in and in implementing the Convention at local, national and global level. He is co-author of the first and second editions of the Local Biodiversity Outlooks, published in 2016 and 2020 respectively.
Head, Terrestrial Species Team of the CMS Secretariat
Clara Nobbe joined the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in 2014. Before taking on the position of Head of Terrestrial Species Team in 2019, she served as the first CITES-CMS Programme Officer, supporting Parties to CITES with the development and implementation of the National Ivory Action Plans and the establishment of the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative. Prior to joining the CMS Secretariat Clara has held various positions with UNEP in Nairobi from 2007 – 2014, where she was part of the teams that conceptualized and led the upgrading of UNEP at the Rio+20 Conference and designed UNEP’s input to the SDG process.