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Co-Chairs

Prof Amos Kabo-Bah
University of Energy and Natura Resources (UENR)

Sunyani, Ghana

Neil Sims
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)   

Melbourne, Australia

Antje Hecheltjen
German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Bonn, Germany

GEO and UNCCD Focal Points

Sara Minelli
UNCCD Secretariat

Bonn, Germany
 

Barron J Orr
UNCCD Secretariat

Bonn, Germany

Brian O'Connor
UNCCD Secretariat

Bonn, Germany
 

Working Groups

The Working Groups are responsible for implementing specific activities in support of the GEO LDN Initiative’s main objectives. The Working Groups are led by the GEO LDN co-chairs and additional co-leads. Membership in the working groups is open to all GEO members, participating organizations, and other stakeholders. Three Working Groups have been established on: Capacity Development, Data Quality Standards and Data Analytics. More information on the Working Groups can be found.

Prof Amos Kabo-Bah
University of Energy and Natura Resources (UENR)

Sunyani, Ghana

Timothy Dube
University of the Westerny Cape (UWC)

South Africa

 

Mercy Ojoyi
African Forest Forum (AFF)

Kenya

 

Patrice Sanou
Institute for Space Studies and Telecommunications (ISESTEL)

Burkina Faso 

Ingrid Teich
World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT)

Argentina

Nils Hempelmann
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Germany

Neil Sims
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)   

Melbourne, Australia

Alex Zvoleff
Conservation International (CI) 

USA

Secretariat

The GEO-LDN Secretariat is responsible for managing the daily operations and logistical support for the GEO-LDN Initiative, and providing scientific and technical coordination for the activities of its working groups. It is hosted at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH in Bonn, Germany, and is composed of:

Antje Hecheltjen
Lead

Olga Prede
Finance Manager  

Bernd Eversmann
Earth Observation

Mark Grasy
Capacity Development

 Lena Moral Waldmeier
Stakeholder Engagement

Steering Committee 

The Steering Committee is the primary decision-making body of the initiative. It drives the strategic direction of the initiative, helps coordinate activities, and identifies and mobilises resources.  The Steering Committee consists of the Working Group co-chairs and co-leads, country members, participating organisations, and other stakeholders and shareholders. List of members is forthcoming.

 

If you would like to join one of the GEO-LDN working groups, please contact one of the GEO-LDN co-chairs. You can also find more ways to get involved here.