The Advisory Committee represents leadership from a broad set of REDD stakeholder groups to provide links between actors on the ground and the key institutions working at larger scales for strategic dialogue, capacity building and coordination of readiness activities and support. It meets each year to discuss ongoing REDD readiness needs and assess gaps in capacity for REDD implementation and advancing the REDD policy agenda.To find out more read the report of the first Planning Committee Meeting
, Bonn 2-3rd June 2008.
Advisory Committee Members
- Ken Andrasko - Senior Policy Analyst, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank
- Fred Boltz - Vice President, Conservation Strategies, Conservation International
Castilleja - Chief Program Officer, Gordon and
Betty Moore Foundation
- Mariano Colini Cenamo - Founder/Executive Director, Institute for Conservation and
Sustainable Development of Amazonas (Idesam)
- Ken Creighton
- Andreas Dahl-Jorgensen - Advisor, The Government of Norway's
International Climate and Forest Initiative, Ministry of Environment
- Andrea García Guerrero - Asesor Despacho del Ministro, Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial de Colombia
- Juan Carlos Jintiach – Area Coordinator of International Economic Cooperation and Self-Development with the Identity of COICA
- Omaliss Keo - REDD Focal Point, Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
- Avi Mahaningtyas - Chief of Cluster, Environmental and
Economic Governance, Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform Indonesia
- Etienne Massard - Director General of Environment and Climate Focal Point, Ministry of Environment, Gabon
- Charles McNeill - Environment Programme Team Manager; Biodiversity, Conservation and Poverty Reduction Advisor, UNDP
- Xavier Mugumya - Natural Forest Management, Corporate Division, National Forestry Authority, Uganda
- Peter Ndunda - GIS Specialist, The Green Belt Movement, Kenya
- Christian del Valle - Director of Environmental Markets, BNP Paribas
- Jan Kees Vis - Global
Supply Chain Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Unilever
Ken Andrasko - Senior Policy Analyst, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank
Ken Andrasko is a methodological specialist with the World Bank, Carbon Finance Unit’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and BioCarbon Fund. Previously, he worked for the US EPA’s Climate Change Division in Washington, DC, for 18 years on land use and climate change mitigation, on the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation, U.S Country Studies Program, 1995-98; and was a co-developer of one of the first JI projects, RUSAFOR, in Russia. He has authored or edited journal special issues, EPA, WRI and UNFAO reports, and technical papers on forestry and climate mitigation options and methods in the US and internationally (including REDD modeling); was lead author or editor for six UN IPCC reports; and was a member of the U.S. negotiating team on LULUCF issues in the UNFCCC during 1999-2001.
Fred Boltz - Vice President, Conservation Strategies, Conservation International
Dr. Fred Boltz is Vice-President for Conservation Strategies at Conservation International (CI) and CI’s Climate Change lead. Fred is a natural resource economist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has 19 years of experience in economic, social and ecological aspects of biodiversity conservation and tropical forest management. He has worked throughout the tropics, with most intensive field experience China, Madagascar, Brazil, Bolivia, and Rwanda. Fred began his work with CI in 1992 when he was hired to initiate CI’s first National Park conservation project in Madagascar at the Zahamena Reserve of the eastern rainforest. A native English speaker, Fred has learned French, Spanish, Portuguese, Malagasy and Chinese. He has published scientific articles in Ecological Economics, Journal of Forest Economics, and Forest Policy and Economics, Goodman and Benstead’s The Natural History of Madagascar (2004), and is co-editor of A Climate for Life: Meeting the Global Challenge (Mittermeier et al., 2008).
Castilleja - Chief Program Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Castilleja is the chief program officer for the Foundation's Environmental
Conservation Program, which includes the Andes Amazon Initiative, the
Conservation International commitment, the Marine Conservation Initiative, and
the Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative. Most recently,
Castilleja oversaw and coordinated World Wildlife Fund’s global conservation
efforts, leading the development of global priorities for the network,
overseeing implementation of its activities, and monitoring progress and
assessing impact. Castilleja came to WWF International in 2006 after serving as
senior vice president for field programs for World Wildlife Fund in Washington,
DC. Prior to that, he was the vice president and regional director for the
Latin America and Caribbean Secretariat. Castilleja was the representative of
WWF in Mexico for six years, where he led the development of one of the largest
field programs in the WWF network. Before joining WWF in 1991, he worked for
the World Bank and the National Wildlife Federation. Castilleja
graduated from the National University of Mexico (1980), and received a
master’s degree in forestry (1983), a master’s degree in philosophy (1985), and
a doctorate in forest ecology (1991) from Yale University.
Mariano Colini Cenamo - Executive Director/Founder, Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (Idesam)
Mariano is a Forest Engineer
graduate from the University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP), and has extensive
experience in working with forest carbon project design and policy
implementation over the last ten years. Mariano is an active participant in the
UNFCCC meetings, having participated in the last 6 COPs, with a focus on the definition
of mechanisms based on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest
Degradation (REDD) at the international level as well as in the voluntary
carbon markets and in Brazil.
In 2005 Mariano founded the NGO
Idesam, in the city of Manaus. Since then, he has been involved in many
projects and initiatives related to REDD and forest conservation, providing
consultancy and support to institutions including the World Bank, Government of
Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Katoomba Group, AVINA, IPAM,
TNC, and others. Through a close cooperation with the State of Amazonas,
Mariano played a fundamental role in the construction of the Amazonas State
Policy for Climate Change (PEMC-AM), which has brought the Amazonas State into
a leading position worldwide in terms of climate change mitigation and forest
Mariano has coordinated the
construction of the Project Design Document (PDD) of the Juma REDD Project, and
its validation under the Climate Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCB) –
which was the first REDD project implemented in the Brazil, and the first in
the world to get the CCB “Gold Status” on its validation. He is also technical
coordinator in the development of an innovative REDD Project in the Suruí
Indigenous Territory (located in the Brazilian Amazon), which is being
developed under the Katoomba Group Incubator for Ecosystem Services, of which
Idesam is the focal point for Brazil. Mariano is member of the Voluntary Carbon
Standards (VCS) Steering Committees for Nested Approaches for REDD+ and
Streamlined Approaches for setting Baselines and Additionality.
Mariano an active participant in the
Governor´s Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) that includes States in the
USA, Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria, on the definition of procedures and
criteria to start a new process for regulating the REDD+ mechanisms eligible
for offsetting emissions in the participant States (especially the U.S).
Mariano is also deeply involved in the discussion and creation of the Brazilian
federal bill for a National System for REDD+, which aims to build a framework
to allow for both national and subnational REDD projects, programs and
initiatives in Brazil.
For the past 3 years Ken Creighton
has worked closely with national delegations from the Central Africa region to
support policy development related to forests and climate and to help design
and accelerate the implementation of national REDD+ readiness programmes as a
Senior Advisor for Forest and Climate Policy with WWF-International’s Central
Africa Programme. Prior to that he led WWF’s global policy development on
forests and climate, managed the WWF/World Bank Alliance for
Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use and managed the GEF
Biodiversity Planning Support Program at UNDP. Dr. Creighton holds a Ph.D.
in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and from the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, and has held elective office within the American Association
for the Advancement of Science and regularly provides technical advice to the
UNREDD and World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as various
bilateral development agencies and philanthropic foundations.
Andreas Dahl-Jorgensen - Advisor, The Government of Norway's
International Climate and Forest Initiative, Ministry of Environment
Andrea García Guerrero - Asesor Despacho del
Ministro, Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo
Territorial de Colombia
Andrea García Guerrero is Climate Change Advisor for the Minister of the Environment, Housing, and Territorial Development in Colombia. She leads the management of the Ministry’s Climate Change office, which develops policy and adaptation projects, and coordinates the country’s technical position in international negotiation topics. Ms. Guerrero received her Masters in Biology from Florida International University with a concentration in ecophysiology and climate change and her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Florida, Gainesville; she is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Negotiation and International Affairs at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Ms. Guerrero is a member of the UNFCCC’s Afforestation and Reforestation Methodological Roster of Experts for CDM and the elected coordinator for the Latin American Group for Discussion on Climate Change and Forests. She has given several conferences on REDD and has participated in the publication of several submissions to the UNFCCC related to REDD.
Juan Carlos Jintiach – Area Coordinator of
International Economic Cooperation and Self-Development with the Identity of
Recently elected in the board of Coica organization in the congress of COICA, Mr. Jintiach is the technical Advisor of International affairs and Climate Change - Biodiversity of the Coordinator of the indigenous organizations of the Amazon Basin - (COICA). Mr Juan Carlos Jintiach is a Shuar indigenous from the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. He studied Natural Resources Management at the University of San Francisco of Quito. He also received a diploma from the international training Center of indigenous peoples in ¨Indigenous peoples in the international system¨. Mr. Jintiach has worked continually with the Shuar, Achuar, and Kiwchuas communities and indigenous organizations of Ecuador country like Ficsh- Nae- Fipse- Nashe- Confeniae- Conaie. Most recently he worked as a Parliamentary advisor in the Republic of Ecuador´s National Congress. Ex- executive co director of the Amazon Alliance organization.
- REDD Focal Point, Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
Omaliss Keo is the REDD Focal Point in the Cambodia Forestry Administration, where he works on climate change, REDD, forest policy, and participates in international negotiations of REDD. He developed the R-PIN submitted to the World Bank for Cambodia and carries out the training of local staff in forestry administration. Before joining the Forestry Administration, Dr. Keo managed a tiger conservation program in Cambodia. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Conservation Biology and a M.Sc. with distinction in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom. He has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions and author of several articles on conservation.
Avi Mahaningtyas - Chief of Cluster, Environmental and Economic Governance, Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform Indonesia
Avi Mahaningtyas became the second
Chief of the Environmental and Economic Governance Cluster of the
Kemitraan-Partnership for Governance Reform (PGR) in April 2010, following a
national search by the Management team of the Partnership. She is responsible
to manage Kemitraan’s team in facilitating a Forests Governance Program in
partnership with government institutions, civil society organizations and
private sector at international, national, regional and local levels. She
joined the technical team for stakeholder engagement with the National Task
Force on the formation of REDD+ agency in Indonesia, following the LOI between
Indonesia and Norway. Simultaneously, she coordinates the Governors’ Climate
and Forests REDD taskforce in Indonesia while serving as researcher and adviser
for Samdhana’s REDD-NORAD preparedness small grants program for civil society
and indigenous peoples’ organizations.
Ms. Mahaningtyas was the National
Coordinator for the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF
SGP) Indonesia from 2002-2009. She was responsible for outreach to NGOs, local
communities and indigenous peoples in Indonesia on biodiversity conservation
and mitigation of climate change. She introduced a video proposal for
indigenous peoples, illiterate and marginalized groups, followed with visual
monitoring and reporting. The video proposal was adopted and practiced through
GEF SGP that operated in more than 90 countries in 2009.
Ms. Mahaningtyas has a substantial
record of expertise in the non-profit sector, including project management,
environmental awareness programs, gender equality, institution building and
project cycle analysis. She is the founder of several prominent organizations
working on women and gender equality (Women for Peace and Justice); and
environment and ecological justice (Natural Resources and Development
Initiative, Coalition for Environmental Justice of Indonesian NGOs, and SAWIT
Etienne Massard -
Director General of Environment and Climate Focal Point, Ministry of
McNeill - Environment Programme Team Manager; Biodiversity, Conservation and Poverty Reduction Advisor, UNDP
Charles McNeill is the manager of the Environment Program Team within the United Nations Development Programme and in that capacity he oversees the development, resource mobilization and implementation of UNDP's Environment Global Programme and its Thematic Trust Fund. These instruments are designed to provide financial and technical support to UNDP's 135 country offices around the world in the priority areas of water, agriculture and drylands management, biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change, environmental governance, poverty-environment linkages, and community-based activities. Dr. McNeill is also responsible for UNDP's program on biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, and UNDP's participation in the Convention on Biological Diversity. He oversees UNDP's work on the Equator Initiative, a multi-partner effort to identify and disseminate information about, and build capacity for, successful community initiatives in the Equatorial belt to reduce poverty through the protection and wise use of biodiversity. Before undertaking these responsibilities in 2001, as Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Division's Center of Experimentation for three years, Dr. McNeill helped establish and build UNDP's first major environment program. From 1992 to 1996, Dr. McNeill focused on building UNDP's Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, first by developing and managing UNDP's $50 million GEF program for Africa, and subsequently by leading UNDP's policy and strategic planning work for the GEF. Prior to joining UNDP in 1991, Dr. McNeill served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Hunger Project, focusing particularly on hunger eradication programs in India and throughout Africa. After receiving his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis with a specialization in conservation biology and plant evolutionary and population ecology, Dr. McNeill held several academic posts addressing a range of environmental and development issues.
Xavier Mugumya - Natural Forest Management, Corporate Division, National Forestry Authority, Uganda
Xavier Nyindo Mugumya leads the process and implementation of International Forest related agreements, conventions and protocols for the National Forestry Authority (NFA), Uganda, particularly those of the UNFCCC, CBD and UNCCD. He manages the development of FSC criteria and indicators for Sustainable Forest Management for Uganda and trains Forest Management Unit Managers in the implementation of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. Mr. Mugumya is Uganda’s REDD negotiator and a team leader for the NFA’s Carbon Portifolio development. He participated in the development of the project idea note (PIN), Carbon Financing Document (CFD) and project design document (PDD) for the NFA, and negotiated the Emissions Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA). He is undertaking a Ph.D. in Botany and holds a B. Sc. in Forestry from Makerere University in Kampala.
Peter Ndunda - GIS Specialist, The Green Belt Movement, Kenya
Peter Ndunda is a GIS Specialist at the Green Belt Movement (GBM), Kenya. He grew up in Mitaboni in Eastern Kenya and studied geography at Moi University. It was there that Ndunda became inspired by the study of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a powerful tool for project planning and implementation and its application in solving environmental problems. Ndunda pursued a Master's of Science in GIS at the University of Redlands in California, and was invited to participate in the annual global convention of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). He later served as a geo-information consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. In 2006, Mr. Ndunda returned to Kenya and joined the Green Belt Movement to establish a GIS lab for reforestation efforts in Kenya. Under his leadership and with the generous support of several partners, the GIS lab was successfully launched and equipped in 2007 with state-of-the-art tools for mapping GBM's work nationwide.
Christian del Valle - Director of Environmental Markets, BNP Paribas
Christian is a Director of
Environmental Markets with BNP Paribas, specialising in the land-use sector.
He joined the bank in 2005 to develop and manage a global client base for
environmental products, with a focus on structuring, origination and business
development in the context of the bank's EU-ETS business and global emissions
reductions projects (CDM/JI).
More recently, he has lead BNP
Paribas' movement into the Forest Carbon space, with a particular focus on
community-based REDD+ in Africa and Latin America. In 2010, Christian
originated and closed a financing deal for a high profile VCS/CCB REDD+ project
in Kenya (Kasigau Corridor Phase II) and also structured a wider framework
financing agreement for African REDD+ with the bank's new partner Wildlife
Works Carbon. Currently, Christian is working internally to develop new
and innovative structures which will allow the bank to leverage these
cornerstone deals into further growth in the forest carbon sector.
Christian's role also extends to
regulatory affairs, where working through organisations such as International
Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Carbon Market and Investors
Association (CMIA), he has interfaced extensively with policymakers on both
sides of the Atlantic. He serves as Vice-Chair of CMIA’s REDD+ Working
Group and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Project Board on
Sustainable Land Use, and sits on the American Carbon Registry's Advisory
Previous trading and structuring
experience gained in North American and European commodity markets has provided
valuable background preparation for his current role, as significant
on-the-ground experience working on conservation & environment-based
projects in East and Southern Africa, particularly at the community level.
Christian has BA in Business and Communication from Texas A&M University
(1991) and an MSc in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of
Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent (2004).
Jan Kees Vis - Global Supply Chain Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Unilever
Jan Kees has been involved in, and
holds or has held board positions in, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil,
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
Platform, Sustainable Food Laboratory and
the Roundtable for Responsible
Jan Kees Vis was trained as a
chemist and received a PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis in 1984. He joined
Unilever in 1985, at the Unilever Research Laboratory in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands.
He held several positions there, then moved to the foods business. For more
than 10 years he worked on Environmental Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental
Management Systems, environmental auditing and standard setting, environmental
training, environmental reporting and preparation of policy proposals on
environmental issues. Since beginning of 2001, he is Global Supply Chain
Director Sustainable Agriculture for Unilever.