Meet the speakers I – World Water Day 2013

2013_300x58white.jpgDaniela-RussiWe are getting closer to our event “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013” on coming Friday. Please learn about our interesting speakers and make sure to come along on the 22nd March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT). The venue is University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44, Room 1041.

Daniela Russi is a policy analyst at the Institute for European Environmental Policy. She specialises in payments for ecosystem services, policies on water and wetlands and ecosystem capital/environmental accounting. She graduated in Environmental Economics at the University of Siena, Italy, and obtained a PhD in Environmental Sciences/Ecological Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007, with a thesis on integrated assessment of energy policies.

kirsten-probstKirsten Probst is a Senior Advisor at GIZ’s Division “Environment and Climate Change” in Eschborn, Germany. She has 15 years of experience in international development cooperation – mainly in the area of biodiversity and natural resources management. yvan-biotAfter a long-term assignment as GTZ (now GIZ) advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia (2005-early 2010), she currently mainly oversees GIZ’s biodiversity-related project portfolio in Southern and Eastern Africa. Kirsten and her project colleagues are Member of the ASSETS advisory board.

Yvan Biot is a senior scientist in the office of DFID’s Chief Scientific Advisor. Prior to this role, he headed DFID’s Climate Change and Environment research team. From 2008-09 Yvan was a member of the Board of the Adaptation Fund. Yvan joined the home civil service in 2004 after a +20yrs overseas career in soils, land use and forestry. He is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy for Overseas sciences, Belgium.

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