Senior Advisor for Africa

Zebedee NJISUH


Zebedee Njisuh, the newly appointed Senior Advisor for Africa, officially assumes his role at the Secretariat today on 1 April 2020.

Zebedee has more than 19 years of experience working on forests, biodiversity, coastal ecosystems management, policy development and projects implementation and research. Zebedee has been working with various stakeholders including: local communities, national governments, regional institutions (Abidjan Convention, ECOWAS, MRU) and international aid agencies such as UNDP and USAID across Africa, Europe and South-East Asia to design people-centred solutions to issues of wetland biodiversity loss, habitat degradation, depletion, and climate change. Zebedee’s efforts have led to the development of various conservation, sustainable management and climate change adaptation interventions and management plans.

Before joining the Convention, Zebedee worked as Coastal Resilience, and Adaptation Specialist for the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BICC) Programme across West Africa. He led the scoping studies that resulted to USAID West Africa funding the WA BiCC programme. While with WA BiCC, he contributed to strengthening National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes for six countries, delivered various climate change vulnerability assessments and field-based interventions which culminated in strategic policy frameworks promoting coastal resilience across West Africa. Prior to joining WA BiCC, Zebedee worked with the ZSL, ProForest, UNEP-WCMC and Management Systems International (MSI).

Zebedee holds a Diploma in Forestry and Water Management from the Mbalmayo Forestry School Cameroon, a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a M.sc degree in Botany from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He holds a second M.sc degree from the Universities of Manchester, Central European University Hungary, Lund (Sweden) and Lesvos Greece in Environmental Science Policy and Management. He is a member of the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group; he has published various articles about conservation and sustainable management of mangroves in West Central Africa.

Contact

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Secretary General
Martha ROJAS URREGO
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Deputy Secretary General
Jay ALDOUS
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Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Reiko IITSUKA
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Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
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Senior Advisor for Africa
Zebedee NJISUH
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Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
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Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
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Finance Officer
Sladjana STANKOVIC
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Executive Assistant to the Secretary
Delphine BRÉMOND
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Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
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Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
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Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
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IT Officer
Manuel KERN
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HR Business Partner
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Finance Assistant
Ievgen IVASHCHENKO
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Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
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Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
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Assistant Advisor for Africa
Ruben ROCHA
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Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Nick CRAMERI
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Assistant Advisor for Europe
Robert GODOY
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Conference and Governance Services Assistant
Kati TIMÁR
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Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Karen GONZALEZ DOWNS
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