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National Focal Points

To facilitate interaction between Governments and IPBES between sessions of the Plenary, each Government should designate one focal point for all IPBES activities.

The designation of a focal point or secondary focal point should be done by filling the national focal point designation form, and providing contact information for the focal point or secondary focal point and uploading a nomination letter using the same form. The secretariat will make the necessary changes and/or update the corresponding database and the IPBES website once the filled form and accompanying letter are received.

To receive IPBES communications, the focal points need to register to the IPBES website following this link: https://www.ipbes.net/user/register.

Important functions of IPBES focal points include:

  1. Endorsement of nominees for, e.g., IPBES task forces and expert groups;
  2. Arranging for the provision of integrated comments on drafts of scoping reports, assessments or other IPBES products, regarding the accuracy and completeness of the scientific, technical and/or socioeconomic aspects of the drafts, as Government review will typically be carried out among a number of departments and ministries. 

A manual to support national focal points in their work is available here

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Government Name Designation Contact link
أفغانستان Ezatullah Sediqi National focal point Sign in to contact
Albania Elvana Ramaj National focal point Sign in to contact
الجزائر Souad Boukhalfa National focal point Sign in to contact
أنغولا Nascimento Kidima National focal point Sign in to contact
أنتيغوا وبربودا Diann Black Layne National focal point Sign in to contact
الأرجنتين Joaquin Salzberg National focal point Sign in to contact
الأرجنتين Focal Point Argentina National focal point Sign in to contact
Argentina Reina Sotillo National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
أرمينيا Levon Aghasyan National focal point Sign in to contact
Australia Famiza Yunus National focal point Sign in to contact
Australia Lexie Carter National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
النمسا Gabriele Obermayr National focal point Sign in to contact
أذربيجان Rashad Allahverdiyev National focal point Sign in to contact
البحرين Mohamed Bin Daina National focal point Sign in to contact
Bangladesh Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik National focal point Sign in to contact
بيلاروس Nicolai Svidinskiy National focal point Sign in to contact
بيلاروس Natalya Minchenko National focal point Sign in to contact
بلجيكا Hilde Eggermont National focal point Sign in to contact
Belgium Anna Heck National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
بنن Sossa Barnabé National focal point Sign in to contact
بنن Raoul Noumonvi National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Diego Pacheco Balanza National focal point Sign in to contact
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Cintya Vargas National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
البوسنة والهرسك Mehmed Cero National focal point Sign in to contact
بوتسوانا Botshabelo Othusitse National focal point Sign in to contact
بوتسوانا Mosimanegape Nthaka National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Brazil Luiz Eduardo Andrade de Souza National focal point Sign in to contact
Bulgaria Kalina Stoyanova National focal point Sign in to contact
Bulgaria Hristina Prodanova National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
بوركينا فاسو Somanegré Nana National focal point Sign in to contact
بوروندي Nderagakura Ferdinand National focal point Sign in to contact
كمبوديا Somaly Chan National focal point Sign in to contact
الكاميرون BEYALA Joséphine Thérese Babette épouse ELOUNDOU National focal point Sign in to contact
Canada Fawziah (ZuZu) Gadallah National focal point Sign in to contact
جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى Cléoface Landry MABESSIMO National focal point Sign in to contact
تشاد Ahmat Abdramane National focal point Sign in to contact
Chile Daniela Manuschevich Vizcarra National focal point Sign in to contact
Chile Daniel Alvarez Latorre National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Chile María Ovalle Barros National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
الصين Xin Jing National focal point Sign in to contact
كولومبيا Hernando García National focal point Sign in to contact
جزر القمر Abdérémane Hachime National focal point Sign in to contact
Cook Islands Halatoa Fua National focal point Sign in to contact
Cook Islands Elizabeth Munro National focal point Sign in to contact
كوستاريكا Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma National focal point Sign in to contact
كوت ديفوار Hyacinthe Tié National focal point Sign in to contact
كرواتيا Ana Kobaslic National focal point Sign in to contact
كرواتيا Jelena Uros National focal point Sign in to contact
Cuba Ulises Fernández Gómez National focal point Sign in to contact
تشيكيا Jan Plesník National focal point Sign in to contact