The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, through the Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
The BES-Net web portal is administered by the BES-Net team:
Anne Juepner is the Director of the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC-Nairobi), through which BES-Net links to UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable management of renewable natural capital for livelihoods and jobs; and social and ecological resilience in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. Anne is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Yuko Kurauchi is the Project Manager of the BES-Net project - including the web portal, matchmaking facility and BES-Net Trialogue series - guided by an Advisory Committee. Yuko is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jamison Ervin is the Manager of the Global Programme on Nature for Development at UNDP. Jamison works to ensure that BES-Net links with the work of the UNDP Global Environment Finance team in supporting countries on their policy, finance, and capacity needs to meet global environmental commitments and initiatives, including the BIOFIN initiative and the NBSAP Forum. Jamison is based in New York, United States.
Nicole DeSantis is the National Biodiversity Planning and Reporting Specialist at UNDP. Nicole coordinates synergies between the Global Programme on Nature for Development (including the NBSAP Forum and Equator Initiative) and BES-Net to support knowledge management, communication and networking activities. Nicole is based in New York, United States.
Marta Panco is the Project Officer of the BES-Net project. Marta supports the development of the BES-Net portal and BES-Net’s knowledge management, communication, and networking activities in French. Marta is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mary Likavo is the Project and Administration Assistant of the BES-Net project. Mary supports BES-Net operations. Mary is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Maria Rodrigues and David Mwayi are the BES-Net Web Portal Support Officers. They support the development, management, moderation and the generation of content for the web portal and provide technical support to the BES-Net project. Maria is based in Lima, Peru. David is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cristina Oteiza Segarra and Madina Bekchanova are interns of the BES-Net project, supporting the management, moderation and generation of content for the web portal. They are both based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Office at Nairobi
Gigiri, Block M, Middle Level
P.O. Box 30552-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 762 4640/42
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