OWG 8 Panellist and Speaker Nominations
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Committee Members: Oceans and Seas
Name of Committee MemberOrganizationEmailJustification to be on steering committee/relevant expertiseWhich MGoS do you belong to
Bibhu Santosh BeheraUdyama Bhubaneswarb.behera88@gmail.comUdyama is a leading organization for improving livelihood and empowering poors via sustainable activities and also working for climate change,education and all activities leading to developement with best capacities.Apart from these we also working for and make research on Biodiversity and forest resourcesScience and Tech
Galina AngarovaTebtebbaGalina Angarova<b.behera88@gmail.com>Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education) is an indigenous peoples' organization born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples recognized, respected and protected worldwide. Established in 1996, Tebtebba seeks to promote a better understanding of the world's indigenous peoples, their worldviews, their issues and concerns. In this effort, it strives to bring indigenous peoples together to take the lead in policy advocacy and campaigns on all issues affecting them.IP
Akiwa Gizzel "Sandra"LongHouse Treaty Nations, IPSHumanAffect@gmail.comLongHouse Treaty Nations works with and represents over 27 Original and Indigenous Nations that are facing rising water, contamination/pollution and fish depopulation issues. Another concern is migration of the small island states indigenous peoples that have no where to go. Also, I have developed a SDG Framework on Oceans and Pollution that is part of IPS, LHTH and HAAHU lobbying platform.IP, NGO
Guramar Singh Globle Human Rights & SD Soceity India sidhu_hrsd@india.comThis organization is working for the indigenous , propoor communities Education for allMGP
kmohtar@hotmail.com10I am a founding member and the Director General of National Rehabilitation and Development Center-NRDC, established in 1986, working as civil servant for the past 30 years. I headed many social and health facilities in my country to serve the needy people in the community.I am the vice coordinator for the Lebanese Non Governmental Organizations network running and participating in many projects on social development, Human Rights , Social justice building capacity and good governance.Currently, I am very involved in disability issues, I participated in most of the Negotiation took place in the UN Headquarters in New York between 2006 and 2008 where the convention on the Rights of Person with disabilities CRPD was adopted.In my capacity as the President of Rehabilitation International – Arab Region, and since the CRPD has been put into force, I am working on ratification and implementation of CRPD in the Region. I conducted 2 training workshops for empowerment of women with disabilities, First in cooperation with Arab League in Cairo, and the second in cooperation with Supreme Council for family affairs in Qatar. Moreover, 3 training workshops create leaders from disability community to train and monitor implementation of CRPD, first workshop was executed early January 2013 in Qatar,(CRPD and the Rights of PWD) , and second on Accessibility took place in Oman early Sept 2013, in Cooperation with Ministry of Social Development, whereas the third workshop on poverty was and disability was planned to take place in Tunisia 19-21 January 2014. Needless to say that working and cooperating with many colleagues in different fields for achieving the MDGs is always main concern in all our activities. NGODr.
Paul Holthus
World Ocean Council
Paul.holthus@oceancouncil.orgThe World Ocean Council (WOC) is the only international multi-industry business leadership alliance on ocean sustainability, science and stewardship. As President/CEO I was requested to be on the UN Secretary General's Expert Advisory Group on Oceans for the Ocean Compact, in preparation for Rio+20.
WOC has brought constructive, coordinated industry input to CBD COPs, the UN meetings on Biodiverstiy in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, Rio+20 and other intergovernmental processes.
WOC Members include a growing number of companies from offshore oil/gas; shipping; fishing/seafood; aquaculture; marine science, technology and data; shipbuilding; offshore renewables; mining/seabed mining; submarine cable; and other companies from these and a range of other sectors of the ocean business community. The WOC mailing list includes over 30,000 ocean industry stakeholders around the world.
Dr. Rosemma Mamaa Entsua MensahCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)mamaae@yahoo.comShe has experience in large Marine Eco System project of the Gulf of Guinea, worked on lagoons and estuaries in Ghana, Benin, Togo, Nigeria and Ivory Cost. Consultant of Millennium Ecosystem assessment in 2004. Has expertise in coastal ecology and fisheries management. Deputy Director General of CSIR, Ghana and Coordinates research in the councils thirteen institutesscienceoceans
Edith Abruquah Forest Services Comissionedith022@hotmail.comA director at the Forest Services Commission, has expertise in forests and biodiversity etcworkers and trade unionsforest and biodiversity
Dr. Arvind Anil BoazIFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, and Nodal officer, Climate Change, Government of Chhattisgarhdraboaz@yahoo.comI am an Indian forest service Officer who has served for 34 years in the forests of India. My work has mostly been in promoting livelihoods of fringe forest area indigenous people through sustainable forest management. I have also served the South Asian region as Director General South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme for four years and worked for the development of the region through cooperation in the field of Sustainable Natural Resource Management amongst the eight South Asian Countries.Indigenous Peoples and the UN SD Education CaucusForestry & Biodiversity
Dr. Keita FurukawaExecutive Director, Ocean Policy Research Foundationh-terashima@sof.or.jp, k-furukawa@sof.or.jp, m-yamamoto@sof.or.jpOcean Policy Research Foundation is a Japanese organization which carries out research and development in the areas of shipbuilding and marine technology, and the dissemination of information on maritime topics. The organization has been actively involved with policy proposals on ocean management in partnership with institutes in other countries. Research and DevelopmentOceans
Children & YouthOceans, Forests, and Biodiversity
Kemigisha JacklineGirls-Awak Foundationjkemigisha27@gmail.comAs an HIV activist, trainer of trainers, a leader and a passionate peer educator, I love social and community work especially where I am directly involved in identifying, analysing, planning and implementing resolutions on issues affecting people and their sexual health. I have been a volunteer in different HIV field/organisations exposing me to meet different people, handle different challenges and develop my own potential in handling different issues including peer education, gender equality, prevention of HIV and gender-based violence, and/or promote sexual and reproductive health and rights among others. This proves my expertise in promoting leadership, advocacy and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Narender KumarIndraprastha Public Affairs Centreasiapublicaffairs@gmail.comIndraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC) is a professional policy advocacy body. Being the first of its kind in India, it brings on board the expertise and vision to: Orient the Indian Civil Society to the strategic requirement & a much needed use of advocacy and lobbying process regarding country’s development discourse, and develop and strengthen their advocacy & lobbying skills. IPAC brings a critical perspective required for converting equity based social justice interventions into concrete results for a more equal world. IPAC has been working on the issues of rule of law and governance for over five years, especially in the fragile regions in South Asia. NGORule of Law and governance
Gagan SethiWNTA (GCAP India)Gagan Sethi for 6 Feb (on post-conflict peace building, conflict prevention, promotion of durable peace). Gagan Sethi is associated with many organisations and has actively worked on issues related to minority rights and access to justice in Gujarat / in the country. He was also a speaker at the Town Hall event of the 4th HLP in Bali (and anchored the discussion around human rights and peace / conflict) as part of the WNTA delegation to Bali HLP.NGOPost-conflict, Peace building, conflict prevention, promotion of durable peave
Amitabh BeharGCAPamitabh.behar@gmail.comAmitabh has been instrumental in developing and advancing the discourse on governance and accountability in India, Asia and global through his role in campaigns such as WNTA and active association with many organisations in the country (NCAS, Social Watch India, CBGA, CDSA among others). NGOGovernance and equality
Kai LandowAupuni Hawai'i/IPShawaiianembassy@gmail.com
I am the director of Aupuni Hawai'i and
we have been advocating for Hawaiian people for over 20 years. I work on the prep for the Rio+ 20 and was the co chair of the Pacific caucus of the UNPFII 2011-2012. Our organization has been supplying support services for Hawaiian people
in the struggle to survive US occupation. We help with housing
issues, food, legal aid and international advocacy. The issues of
Oceans and seas has been of major concerns to us and our partner
countries in the Pacific. Commodifacation of our resources have
lead to losing access to our traditional fishing grounds and the
source materials for our independent self determination. I work
directly with small island states facing the lose of food production
because of king high tides, as well as the very ability to continue
to live on low lying islands like Tuvalu and Marshall Islands. We
are working with the Melanesian spear head group looking to bring
equity to the sustainable use of our ocean resources. Indigenous
peoples have the right to more than just a say in the ocean resource
we have managed from the beginning of time.
indigenous major groupOceansPanelist
Dr. Jochen AlbrechtCentre for Peacebuilding & Strategic Studiesowakajs@centreforpeacebuilding.orgTrading name Business Innovation Research Development (BIRD). First registration 4 Sept. 1995 (former name Georges Radjou Consultant). Worked on 4 continents with my team and visited an average of 40 countries. At Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), which HQ (Schumacher Centre for Technology) is in UK. I participated with my group (AA, Adventure Action for 15 years in fundraising for poverty eradication and building partnership in ITDG program ''Race against poverty''. Various materialized projects: water sanitation in Amazonia (Bolivia) for Aguaruna people (project in water and sanitation), also sustainable poultry farming in Senegal (near Dakar)...Others sustainable schools in Tahiti and islands, fishing boat in New Caledonia... My first expatriation was in Africa, where I have participated in an armed conflict (Hawk Operation 1986),...Others: networking from cities to cities and villages to villages by bicycle around the world.Today, I am still involved in development projects as the CEO of my company BIRD -registered in Paris and participating to International stakeholder conferences and seminars (last: Business and HR - I am an expert in HR as I have participated in the Accord Oudinot Matignon as President of DEC, I was able to participate in the change of financial law between the Central Governement (France) and local government (Northern state of New Caledonia) , Geneva, 2nd -5th and also a seminar on cash transfer). I am building partnerships with development stakeholders (qualified people and goverment officers or adminstrative, as well as civil socieities on 4 continents (Africa, Asia-Pacific, EU and Latina America) in Water engineering (flood-Tsunamy management, energy and environmental management: Forest). I am making advocacies, e-networking, social media -linkedin, facebook...I am a minority shareholder of Abbey National bank PLc (now Abbey Santander) since 1989. My CSO is a social business. it means all profits are investing in development project for poor people or marginalized peoples, who have no assets and just the potentials to show it. Besides, on a daily basis. I am a visitor of Asylum seekers centers in Paris. At the moment, I am in the CSO database (New York ECOSOC, NGO section, Chief Of Staff MR Andrei Abramov. Method of sustainable development used: Economist Dr E. F. Schumacher founder of ITDG (Best seller book small is beautiful) and founder of production activities based on mission unit organization. www.slideshare.net/gsradjou. To Nikhil Seth (UNCSD Director), From Georges Radjou, BIRD CEO, MBA, DUPEBH - Dec.9.2013 [Paris]CSO-NGO, Social BusinessFrom 3th to 7th Feb.2013-1° Seas (Coastal Management, flood, tsunami, mangroves, design and flood architectures, mapping and risk preparedness and recovery, sea wreckage and survival at sea, tidal renewable energies), 2° Rainforests and biodiversities (Forests and biodiversity), Brazil and Congo rainforest, desertification, planting trees and lively hood under the pressure of urbanism and development, also the impervious surfaces, Role of sediments and the geo engineering, 3° Empowerment and social equity (cash transfer, basic universal income, other driver of develoment micro-credit, contingency management,...), 4° Governance: water, sanitation, employment (descent works, innovation, prospective, model of production), 5°- Crisis management and conflict resolution, peacebuilding motivation and compatibility, Mali solving issues, terrorism...
SYLLA Ibrahima Sory Carbone Guinéecarboneguinee@gmail.comÉtant le présidant, nous avons une espertise en gestion de forêt tropicaleNGOEnergy,Environment
Tcharbuahbokengo NFINNFederation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)feedar97@yahoo.com , feedarsecretariat@yahoo.comDirector General to Federation of Environment and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment & Human Rights; Global Environment Facility- Civil Society Organization Focal point for the Central African Region. I want to be on the steering committe because the issues addressed by these sesssion directly impacts our communities and region which without it iwill negatively influence processes in promoting the SDG in the region. For example, the Congo basin rainforest is on the target by business to put the rainforest down for oil seeds or biofuel. I will bring a strong proposal, argument on the table which will articulate a better understanding and a purpose for action to reverse the trend os issues should we succeed in SDG initiative.Farmers, NGOsForests and Biodiversity, Rule of Law and Governance
`Global Ecovillage Network; Planetafilia; & Commons Action for the UNRob Wheeler22@gmaill.comI have participated actively in CSD for 16 years, FFD, FSD, and ESD conferences and processes, including Rio+5, WSSD, and Rio+20. I organized a Sustainable Community Campaign and Local Agenda 21 Plan in California for five years in the 1990s. I taught Environmental Education for many years in public schools, summer science camp and Youth Conservation Corps programs. I served on the Executive Committee for the UN's Millennium NGO Forum for 3 years. I founded and chair the EcoEarth Alliance UN Partnership Initiative focusing on the development of an integrated, multi-sectoral community based approach to sustainable rural and impoverished urban development. I served as the primary civil society representative on UN Habitat's Initiative on Access to Basic Services for All. I have represented many organizations at the UN including the Global Ecovillage Network for 12 years, the Association of World Citizens, Commons Action for the UN, Planetafilia, US Citizens Network for Sustainable Development and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.NGOs
Arjan van HouwelingenWorld Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)Houwelingen@wspa-international.orgWSPA is the only animal welfare organization that is actively engaged in the processes related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post-2015 development framework. WSPA has attended all sessions of the Open Working Group on the SDGs as well as global and regional levels discussions related to the Post-2015. We’ve developed specific materials that are distributed during the Sessions. Arjan is the Senior Public Affairs Manager, based in the International office in London. WSPA wants to refer to the need to discuss animal welfare aspects related to Oceans and Seas.NGOs
Kathleen StoneNGOs
Gertrude Kabusimbi KenyangiSupport for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)ruralwomenug@yahoo.comI am a member of the Women's Major Groups. I work with grassroots forest dependent communities to sustainably use and manage the forest resource as well as enhance equal participation in governance and benefits sharing of the conserved forest. I am also democratically elected by CSOs in Africa to represent them on Global Policy Level like at the Climate investment Fund - Forest Investment Program (CIF-FIP) as well as on the Civil Society Mechanism Coordinating Committee for engaagement with UN FAO Committee for Food Security (CSM CC 4 CFS). I am also the alternate Focal Person (Africa) for the 10YFP SCP at UNEPWomen, Farmers
Major group of Children and YouthMGCYfacilitationteam@childrenyouth.orgThe Major Group of children and Youth represents a huge portion of the global population as part of its constituency. Due to our processes and procedures, who speaks is not as important for us as having a unified message that reaches consensus. Regardless, we would like to be on the committee to help in what way we can by providing energy and a fresh perspectiveThe Major Group of children and Youth will assign a representative for this committee. The facilitation team also need to be aware of what is happening to ensure active participation in the processesChildren and Youth
Imogen IngramWomens Major GroupDr. Biliana Cicin-Sain is President of the Global Ocean Forum (GOF) and Director of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. The GOF, which served as a co-facilitator for the NGO thematic cluster on ‘Oceans and Seas’ in the lead up to the Rio+20 Conference, was initially mobilized in 2001 to place issues related to oceans, coasts, and island states on the agenda of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Since 2001, the Global Ocean Forum has brought together ocean leaders from governments, nongovernmental organizations, UN agencies, the private sector, and scientific institutions from 110 countries to promote the implementation of international ocean agreements, analyze emerging policy issues, and advance international consensus on unresolved ocean issues. The GOF has been a frequent participant in various UN fora, including through the organization of ‘Ocean Days’ at the UNFCCC and the CBD COPs, and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. An expert in the field of integrated coastal and ocean governance, Dr. Cicin-Sain has led numerous efforts to mobilize broad coalitions of ocean stakeholder for improved ocean policies, most recently as co-facilitator of the NGO thematic cluster on ‘Oceans and Seas’ in the Rio+20 process. Dr. Cicin-Sain has authored over 100 publications in the field, with an emphasis on cross-cutting issues related to integrated ocean and coastal governance, and her work has been recognized through a number of awards, including: the 2010 Laureate for the Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy, 2010 award of an honorary doctorate in maritime law by Korea Maritime University; 2007 recipient of the Coastal Zone Foundation Award (US); 2007 recipient of the Elizabeth Mann Borgese Meerespreis (Prize of the Sea, Germany); and 2002 co-recipient of the Ocean and Coastal Stewardship Award (US).NGOs
IPEN on behalf of Island Sustainability Alliances CIS Inc ("ISACI")IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network) is made up of over 700 international CSOs of which Island Sustainability Alliance CIS Inc. of the Cook Island is an Participating Organization. IPEN gained ECOSOC status in 2012. Reducing contamination of Oceans and Seas by chemicals and heavy metals, by tracking and reducing their sources, is one of IPEN's key objectives, and IPEN in collaboration with the Biodiversity Resource Institute produced a global report about methlymercury levels in human hair prior to the finalization of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. There is little data available on contamination of the Pacific and other oceans that are so important to Small Island Developing States like the Cook Islands, which rely on oceans for both daily food items and also for revenues from fishing and fishing licences. Poor waste disposal practices/land use accounts for 80% of Oceans contamination while 20% is made up by direct disposal into oceans. Another source is plastics in the gyres that have accumulated in the oceans. A potential source is the proposed deepsea mineral mining for which Pacific Island countries have issued consents. Pollution of oceans and seas threatens food security, human health, ecosystems and livelihoods and IPEN has used case studies to raise awareness and capacity while providing information to policymakers. SDGs on Oceans should result in measurable, comparable indicators, such as methylmercury in human hair, that measure the impact on human health and ecosystems.Womens Major GrupWomens Major Group
Jessie HenshawIPSeco@synapse9.comI'm a natural systems scientist (studying how environmental systems evolve by growth and adaptation, a "systems ecologist"). I'm expert in defining physical measures, and expert in identifying parts of the economy behaving as organized whole systems, for finding what their symptoms are responses to. For example, our world economy is organized for all parts to grow continually faster, using their profits to build more businesses to make profits. As the whole system begins to press its planetary resource boundaries it does not "cross the boundary" actually, nor does it run out of resources. What happens is **the strain of confronting limits drives up resource prices**. As prices for having access to resources goes up, it creates ever growing inequity of access, as a direct effect. I think we can identify enough cases of that to say it's a major cause of our present escalating crisis of economic inequities. The markets drive the prices up to assure that the more profitable users get all they want, by outbidding those who are less profitable, and squeezing them out of business. It's a general direct effect of "pressing planetary boundaries". ---- So, for the discussion of oceans, we need speakers who can discuss the costs to our future of BOTH harming the oceans, AND harming established cultures by high profit businesses creating incrasing ocean access barriers for everyone else, a direct consequence of pressing the limits of a finite resource. --- My own view is investors are now creating greater unmeasured financial and cultural liabilities than profits. We need experts to measure them. I think investors will be held liable for the harm being done, and so would make more profit in total by caring for the natural systems and cultures they are profiting from, rather than pressing their limits. Some of my measurement science, fyi - http://synapse9.com/signals/2013/12/08/ideal-model-new-architecture-capitalism-witha-puropse/NGO group, and Commons Cluster
Dr. Susan LiebermanWildlife Conservation Society (WCS)slieberman@wcs.orgThe Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), headquartered in New York, has offices and programs in more than 60 countries around the globe, working both on land and in the marine environment. We work to save wildlife and wild places worldwide, through science, conservation action, and education. We are dedicated to ensuring that healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems are conserved, and benefit local communities and sustainable development across the globe. We have Special Consultative Status at the UN through ECOSOC, and are actively engaged with multiple UN processes. Our marine focus is on coastal and small-scale fisheries, and working with local governments and communities on protected areas, and building sustainable fisheries and enhancing livelihoods. We focus on many issues, including: climate change; wildlife and other natural resource exploitation, including poaching and illegal wildlife trade, and illegal and unsustainble fishing; the connection between wildlife and ecosystem health and human health; and livelihoods and sustainable development. Dr. Susan Lieberman is Executive Director, Conservation Policy at WCS, and has extensive experience working on multiple biodiversity-related issues at the UN and with UN agencies, including at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), CITES (more than 25 years experience), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (in particular, its Committee on Fisheries).
Ivens ReynerMember of Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rightsivens@youthcoalition.orgIvens Reis Reyner first became involved in the sexual and reproductive rights movement through his experience in an adolescents group at his primary and secondary school called Pensamento Legal. For six years, Ivens worked in different spaces on behalf of the Pensamento Legal, including at the Movimento de Adolescentes do Brasil (MAB). At MAB, Ivens was able to work in partnership with other youth organizations in his country promoting the creation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs for young people and adolescents, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive rights, women’s rights and HIV/AIDS. After his work with Pensamento Legal and MAB, he joined the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS where he worked for three years being able to develop a more in-depth knowledge of the Latin American context of young people, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. Since 2009 Ivens has been part of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR), a youth-led organization that promotes the sexual and reproductive rights of young people at the international, regional and national levels. Youth, human rights, gender
Sascha GabizonWECFsascha.gabizon@wecf.euSascha Gabizon is director of Women International for a Common Future, one of the OPs of the Women's Major Groupwomen
Isis AlvarezGFCisis.alvarez@globalforestcoalition.orgIsis Alvarez is senior gender expert of the Global Forest Coalition, one of the core group members of the Women's Major Groupwomen
CAROLINE USIKPEDO-OMONIYE NIGER DELTA WOMEN'S MOVEMENT FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENTnigerdeltawomen@gmail.comCaroline Usikpedo-Omoniye is the National President of the Niger Delta Women’s Movement for Peace & Development (NDWPD). Co-chair for the Women Major Group of UNEP, a Global Facilitation Team Member for the Feminist Task Force of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (FTF-GCAP) and the African focal point 10YFP Women
Santi HitorangiHitorangi Clanhitorangi@icloudHitorangi clan advocates for the Rights of the independent Rapa Nui
Vivek D'Souza
Juan José Galeano10 YFP Focal Point for LAC - Red Ambiental / Generación Parjuan@generacionpar.org.arI have been involved on sustainability issues since 12 years old. I have coordinated activities at Ecoclubes Foundation, the Pan American Health Organization and the International Water and Youth Movement from 2002-2007. In 2007, I founded Generación Par Civic Nonprofit Association with the mission of promoting responsible consumption and sustainability. In 2009, I founded, from Generation Par, together with other organizations, businesses and government agencies, Responsible Tourism Network, which now has over 60 members in Argentina and Uruguay. I work with young people from secondary school promoting SPC with the Program “Sustainable Schools”. Regional Focal Point for LAC at 10YFP.Children & Youth
Gisbert GlaserInternational Council for Science (ICSU)Gisbert.Glaser@icsu.orgICSU has a long experience in coordinating international networks and reseach programmes of marine scientists, such as its Scientific Committee on Ocean Reserach (SCOR) and the Land-Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone, and Ocean Governance in the Anthropocene research programmes. Scientific and Technological Community
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