Yvonne Otieno will join the IUCN CEC delegation in Nagoya this October for COP 10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Dominic Stucker of the CEC Steering Committee reports on the democratic selection process.
The Young Professional Leadership Team (YPLT) the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) was granted the opportunity to select a young professional to join the CEC Delegation going to the Convention on Biological Diversity COP 10 in Nagoya, Japan this October. A democratic process yielded Kenyan Yvonne Otieno of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) as the successful candidate. Yvonne joins Keith Wheeler, Frits Hesselink, Marta Andelman, Rod Abson, Laurie Bennett and Tonia Moreno -- resulting in four of the seven team members being young professionals.
Yvonne will work closely with other CEC Delegation members to help fulfill CEC goals at CBD. She plans to integrate the voices of CEC Young Professionals and their leadership team into the CBD and report back both during and after the event. Her application and CV are available here >>
The Young Professionals Leadership Team congratulates all 11 young CEC members who submitted applications from Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Canada / France, Chile / New Zealand, China, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago. Many thanks, also, to all those who voted; the outcomes were close. Learn more about the selection process and see all applications here >>