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We are a dynamic team of long-term experts and "fresh minds" eager to promote the sustainable use of biodiversity with our individual skill-sets, knowledge and the extensive experience we have gathered in the fields of ABS and BioTrade value chains since 2006.

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CROSS-PROJECT: ABS CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, ABIOSA, BIOINNOVATION AFRICA

Dr Andreas Drews

Program Manager

Responsible for the overall management of the three projects and implementation in the Pacific region

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Andreas.drews(at)giz.de

Suhel al-Janabi

Co-Manager ABS Capacity Development Initiative and BioInnovation Africa (GeoMedia GmbH)

Bonn/Germany

S.aljanabi(at)geo-media.de

Tobias Dierks

Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist

Supervises communication activities

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Tobias.dierks(at)giz.de

Johanna Doll

Junior Communications Advisor

Plans and implements communication activities

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Johanna.doll(at)giz.de

Nadine Girard

Specialist for Event Management

Supervises the organization of events

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Nadine.girard(at)giz.de

Mélanie Bassiouris

Event Manager

Plans and coordinates events

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Melanie.bassiouris(at)giz.de

Anna Busch

Controller

Plans, directs and coordinates all accounting operational functions

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

ABS Capacity Development Initiative

Dr Hartmut Meyer

Team Leader

Responsible for project management

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Hartmut.meyer(at)giz.de

Ullrich Klins 

Senior Advisor 

Focuses on value chains 

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

ulrich.klins@giz.de

Lena Fey

Advisor

Focuses on IPLC-related topics as well as Benin and Côte d’Ivoire

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Lena.fey(at)giz.de

Cicilia Wangari Githaiga

National Expert

Plans and coordinates national activities in Kenya

Kenya

Cicilia.githaiga(at)giz.de

Inès Edwige Kohan Sea

National Junior Expert

Plans and supports implementation of activities in Côte d’Ivoire

ABioSA

Adrie El Mohamadi

Project/Component Manager South Africa - ABioSA and BioInnovation Africa

Supervises and manages activities

adrie.elmohamadi(at)giz.de

Inge Adelfang-Hodgson

Senior Technical Advisor South Africa – ABioSA and BioInnovation Africa

Output level activity implementation for both projects with 2 advisors

ingeborg.adelfang-hodgson(at)giz.de

Serole Sehona

National Junior Expert

Plans and supports implementation of activities in South Africa

serole.sehona(at)giz.de

BioInnovation Africa

Friedrich zur Heide

Team Leader

Responsible for project management

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

Friedrich.zurheide(at)giz.de

Anja Teschner

Technical Advisor

Plans, coordinates and advises on activities in Madagascar and South Africa

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

Anja.teschner(at)giz.de

Adrie El Mohamadi

Project/Component Manager South Africa - ABioSA and BioInnovation Africa

Supervises and manages activities

adrie.elmohamadi(at)giz.de

Inge Adelfang-Hodgson

Senior Technical Advisor South Africa – ABioSA and BioInnovation Africa

Supporting activities on national ABS implementation for conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity

ingeborg.adelfang-hodgson(at)giz.de

Motlatjo Maputla

Technical Advisor - South Africa

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

motlatjo.maputla(at)giz.de

Herijaniaina Rakotoarisoa

Technical Advisor - Madagascar

Supporting activities on national ABS implementation for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

herijaniaina.rakotoarisoa(at)giz.de

Falihery Raobelison

Technical Advisor - Madagascar

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

falihery.raobelison(at)giz.de

Selma Kakuva

Technical Advisor - Namibia

Supporting activities on national ABS implementation for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

Selma.Kakuva(at)giz.de

Hallo Angala

Technical Advisor - Namibia

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

hallo.angala(at)giz.de

Okenye Mambo

Senior Technical Advisor - Cameroon

Supporting activities on national ABS implementation for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

okenye.mambo(at)giz.de

Iyassa Mosua

Technical Advisor - Cameroon

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

iyassa.mosua(at)giz.de

Consultants

Dr Anna Lena Di Carlo

Senior Expert (GeoMedia GmbH)

Regulatory frameworks, IPLC participation and value chains for ABS Initiative and BioInnovation Africa, focus on Francophone countries

l.dicarlo(at)geo-media.de

Eva Fenster

Senior Programme Officer and Legal Advisor (GeoMedia GmbH)

Supports processes regarding regulatory frameworks and value chains, communications and is responsible for general legal questions

e.fenster(at)geo-media.de

Kathrin Heidbrink

Communications, didactical approaches, facilitation

kathrin.heidbrink(at)web.de

Dr Fran Humphries 

ABS Consultant in the Pacific Region 

Conducts trainings and advises the ABS Initiative 

Queensland, Australia

fran.humphries(at)qut.edu.au 

Judith Lenzen

Project and Research Officer (GeoMedia GmbH)

Bonn/Germany,

j.lenzen(at)geo-media.de

Cyril Lombard

Value chains, South(ern) Africa

newbotanical(at)hotmail.com

Henry de Novion

Former Director of Genetic Patrimony, Brazil

ABS-comliant value chains

novionh(at)gmail.com

Paul Oldham

Director One World Analytics

IT specialist in online permitting and monitoring systems; research on digital sequence information

poldham(at)mac.com

Jonathon Rees

Communications in South(ern) Africa

jonathon(at)proofafrica.co.za

Daniel Robinson 

Pacific Regional Coordinator

Consults and advises the ABS Initiative on ABS policies, IPLCs, and biotrade-value chains in the Pacific region

Sydney, Australia 

daniel.robinson(at)unsw.edu.au

Olivier Rukundo

Focuses on legal and contractual aspects related to ABS

olivier.rukundo(at)gmail.com

Morten Walloe Tvedt

Contractual aspects related to ABS

mwtvedt(at)gmail.com

Dr. Evana Wright 

ABS Consultant in the Pacific region

Conducts tranings and consults the ABS Initiative

Sydney, Australia 

Evana.Wright(at)uts.edu.au

Yannick Zohren

Junior Expert (GeoMedia)

Support of communication activities and background research

y.zohren(at)geo-media.de