Virtual Roundtable & Q&A Presented by the Global Green Recovery Collaborative
The Global Green Recovery Collaborative (GGRC) invites you to join us for a groundbreaking conversation on leadership and creative thinking for a green recovery that will address our environmental crises while including and engaging our diverse global communities. This session includes a vibrant panel discussion plus the opportunity to meet the GGRC team and learn how you can engage with this new platform for learning, communication, and collaboration.
This event has already happened on 24 May, 2023. You can view the recording here.
Meet Our Panelists:
Ravi is a Fijian national with over 10 years of Professional experience in programme development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning. He has a Masters in Philosophy majoring in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Bachelor of Environmental Science majoring in Climate Change from USP, Fiji. Prior to joining UNICEF as the Planning Specialist, Ravi worked as the Oversight Analyst with UNDP in the Pacific; Field Team Lead with the World Mosquito Program in Australia; Project Lead with Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany; and Ecological Restoration Corps with EarthCorps in the USA.
Alstone Mwanza is a USAID Integrated Land and Resource Governance Wildlife Specialist. He oversees community-led natural resource governance and building community’s capacity to develop and strengthen leadership and manage resource-linked conflicts. He coordinates natural resource management across government, communities, and conservation NGOs in Zambia. Prior to his current position, Alstone spent 16 years working in the government of Zambia. He holds a University of Cambridge MPhil and a Bachelor of Science degree from Zambia.
Alejandra was born in San José, Costa Rica, and has been promoting nature-based solutions for holistic development among communities. In the mid-nineties, she was part of a Think Tank responsible for the first version of Costa Rica’s Ministry of Tourism Sustainable Tourism Certificate, the first of such distinctions worldwide. Since 2001, she has been the director executive of the Corcovado Foundation. Under her leadership, the foundation has grown exponentially, becoming a reference for financial transparency, programmatic efficiency, and environmental and social commitment. In 2018, the German television network Deutsche Welle distinguished Alejandra as one of the 40 women in Latin America transforming the region for their tireless work to pursue social development and conservation of natural resources in the country. She has a BA in Tourism, an MBA from University of Costa Rica, and is completing her Master’s in Natural Resources Management. She’s a City University of New York Community Philanthropy program Fellow. She has taken seminars from the Colorado States University on Tourism in protected areas and Holistic Cattle Farming from the Savory Institute.
Pamela’s current role is Director of Natural Cambridgeshire, a charity with a mission to ‘double nature’ in one of the most nature depleted counties in the UK. Pamela has chaired the board of Citizen Zoo since it was founded in 2016. She takes an active role in Citizen Zoo’s projects to rewild people and places, restoring degraded habitats and involving local people in reintroducing lost totemic species such as large marsh grasshoppers, water voles and beavers across their former ranges. Pamela’s career spans national and international nature conservation with previous roles as Director of Programmes at UNEP-WCMC, Area Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk with Natural England and Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Pamela is an independent expert member of the IUCN UK Executive Committee and chairs its Ecological Restoration Working Group. Pamela is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. Pamela was a member of the Mayor of London’s Rewilding Taskforce whose recommendations formed the basis of the recently launched C40 Cities’ Urban Rewilding Guide.
Lucia Norris is Programme and Policy Manager at the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Lucia has been involved in sustainable development and conservation since 2009, and holds a Masters in Conservation Leadership from Cambridge University. She has worked for the Quito City Council, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, WWF, Fundación Jocotoco. In her current role her goal is to contribute to connecting community wisdom and science with public policy and innovative solutions to advance the SDGs in Galapagos and the inclusive Circular Economy at local, national and international levels. She is very much interested in understanding and implementing new economic models (doughnut economics, wellbeing economy, regenerative economy, popular and social economy, circular economy, etc.).