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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

Suhel al-Janabi

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

Bonn/Germany

S.aljanabi(at)geo-media.de

Nadine Girard

Specialist for Event Management

Supervises the organization of events

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Nadine.girard(at)giz.de

Anna Busch

Controller

Plans, directs and coordinates all accounting operational functions

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

ABS Capacity Development Initiative

Katrin Münch

Project Manager

Responsible for the overall management of the ABS Capacity Development Initiative

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

katrin.muench(at)giz.de

Dr Hartmut Meyer

Technical Adviser

Coordinates activities in Kenya; thematic focus on digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI) and implementation of ABS-related elements of the Global Biodiversity Framework 

GIZ, Eschborn/Germany

hartmut.meyer(at)giz.de

Dr Ullrich Klins 

Technical Adviser 

Coordinates activities in Côte d’Ivoire; focuses on value chains  

GIZ, Eschborn/Germany 

ullrich.klins(at)giz.de

Tobias Dierks

Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist

Supervises communication activities

GIZ Headquarters, Eschborn/Germany

Tobias.dierks(at)giz.de

Inès Edwige Kohan Sea

National Expert - Côte d'Ivoire

Plans and supports implementation of activities in Côte d’Ivoire

ABioSA

Adrie El Mohamadi

Project/Component Manager - South Africa

Supervises and manages activities

adrie.elmohamadi(at)giz.de

Inge Adelfang-Hodgson

Technical Adviser -  South Africa

Output level activity implementation for both projects with 2 advisors

ingeborg.adelfang-hodgson(at)giz.de

Serole Mketsu

Technical Adviser - South Africa

Plans and supports implementation of activities in South Africa

serole.mketsu(at)giz.de

Amanda Nyingwa

Technical Adviser - South Africa

Plans and supports implementation of activities in South Africa

amanda.nyingwa(at)giz.de

BioInnovation Africa

Friedrich zur Heide

Project Coordinator

Responsible for project management

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

Friedrich.zurheide(at)giz.de

Anja Teschner

Technical Adviser

Plans, coordinates and advises on activities in Cameroon and Madagascar

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

Anja.teschner(at)giz.de

Danièle Fouth

Technical Adviser

Capacity Development

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

danielle.fouth(at)giz.de

Ezra Bender

Technical Adviser

Monitoring, Evaluation, Capacity Development, and Communications

GIZ Headquarters, Bonn/Germany

ezra.bender(at)giz.de

Herijaniaina Rakotoarisoa

Technical Adviser - Madagascar

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

herijaniaina.rakotoarisoa(at)giz.de

Falihery Raobelison

Technical Adviser - Madagascar

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

falihery.raobelison(at)giz.de

Hallo Angala

Technical Adviser - Namibia

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

hallo.angala(at)giz.de

Selma Kakuva

Technical Adviser - Namibia

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

Selma.Kakuva(at)giz.de

Okenye Mambo

Senior Technical Adviser - Cameroon

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

okenye.mambo(at)giz.de

Iyassa Mosua

Technical Adviser - Cameroon

Supporting activities on value chains development, business outreach and matchmaking

iyassa.mosua(at)giz.de

Adrie El Mohamadi

Project/Component Manager - South Africa

Supervises and manages activities

adrie.elmohamadi(at)giz.de

Inge Adelfang-Hodgson

Technical Adviser -  South Africa

Output level activity implementation for both projects with 2 advisors

ingeborg.adelfang-hodgson(at)giz.de

Serole Mketsu

Technical Adviser - South Africa

Plans and supports implementation of activities in South Africa

serole.mketsu(at)giz.de

Amanda Nyingwa

Technical Adviser - South Africa

Plans and supports implementation of activities in South Africa

amanda.nyingwa(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

Andreas Drews

 

a.drews22(at)outlook.com