Members

African States

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Mariteuw Chimere Diaw
MEP
African Model Forests Network (AMFN) Secretariat
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Dorothy Nyingi
MEP
Senior Research Scientist, Head of Ichthyology
National Museums of Kenya
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Eric Fokam
MEP
University Lecturer
University of Buea
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Luthando Dziba
MEP
Head: Conservation Services
South African National Parks (SANParks)
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Mohammed Sghir TALEB
MEP
Research Professor
Institut Scientifique, Université Mohammed 5 de Rabat

Asia-Pacific States

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Leng Guan Saw
MEP
Curator
Penang Botanic Gardens
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Madhav Karki
MEP
Deputy Chair and MEP Member
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and IPBES
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Ning Wu
MEP
Director General
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Rizwan Irshad
MEP
Deputy Director (Bio)
Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
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Shizuka Hashimoto
MEP
Associate Professor
University of Tokyo

Eastern European States

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Mersudin Avdibegovic
MEP
Professsor
University of Sarajevo
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Ruslan Novitsky
MEP
Head of department of ecological impact assessment of nature transformations
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
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Özden Görücü
MEP
Prof.Dr.
Kahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam University
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Rovshan Abbasov
MEP
Head of the Department of Geography and Environment
Khazar University, Azerbaijan
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Katalin Török
MEP
Senior researcher
Centre for Ecological Research

Latin American and Caribbean States

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Andres Guhl
MEP alternate
Associate Professor (Geography)
Universidad de los Andes
James Finlay
MEP alternate
Environmental Specialist
Retired Public Servant; Board member Grenada Sustainable Development Trust Fund;Former member of UNFAO WECAFC Committee and IASCP
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Marina Rosales Benites De Franco
MEP alternate
Professor and Researcher
Federico Villarreal University/Agraria La Molina National University
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Adriana Flores-Díaz
MEP
Researcher
Universidad Iberoamericana / Global Water Watch Mex
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Antonio Diaz-de-Leon
MEP
President
Innovative Cutting Edge Solutions (ICES)
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Bibiana Vilá
MEP
Principal Researcher
CONICET: National Research Council
Germán Andrade
MEP
Professor
Universidad de los Andes
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Juana Alvarez
MEP
Ambassador
Foreign affairs

Western European and other States

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Isabel Sousa Pinto
MEP
Professor
Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto and Ciimar
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Judith Fisher
MEP
Director Fisher Research Pty Ltd /Principal Socio-ecologist
Fisher Research Pty Ltd/University of Western Australia
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Markus Fischer
MEP
Professor of Plant Ecology
University of Bern
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Sandra Lavorel
MEP
Senior Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
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Marie Stenseke
MEP
Professor in Human Geography
Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Providing advice to the Plenary on scientific and technical aspects of IPBES’ programme of work;
  2. Providing advice and assistance on technical and/or scientific communication matters;
  3. Managing IPBES’ peer-review process to ensure the highest levels of scientific quality, independence and credibility for all products delivered by IPBES at all stages of the process;
  4. Engaging the scientific community and other knowledge holders with the work programme, taking into account the need for different disciplines and types of knowledge, gender balance, and effective contribution and participation by experts from developing countries;
  5. Assuring scientific and technical coordination among structures set up under IPBES and facilitating coordination between IPBES and other related processes to build upon existing efforts;
  6. Exploring ways and means to bring different knowledge systems, including indigenous knowledge systems, into the science-policy interface.

The Plenary also assigned to the MEP various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3). The rules for the operation and election of members of the MEP are contained in section VIII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

  1. Why is the role of the MEP so important in IPBES? https://youtu.be/45Q0c4QDltcj
  2. How has the MEP done so far? https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  3. Key challenges for the MEP in the next IPBES work programme https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU
  4. The vision of the co-chairs for the MEP https://youtu.be/1_gdLEHo6Oc
  5. A message from the MEP to the wider IPBES community https://youtu.be/iIxBz1a974g

Meetings

Event Dates City
(TBC) 15th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 07 Sep 2020 to 11 Sep 2020 Bonn
14th meetings of the Bureau and the MEP 20 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2020 Bonn
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 22 Jul 2019 to 26 Jul 2019 Bonn
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 22 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018 Bonn
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 25 Jun 2018 to 29 Jun 2018 Bonn
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 23 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 Bonn
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 18 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017 Bonn
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 23 Oct 2016 to 27 Oct 2016 Bonn
7th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 05 Jun 2016 to 09 Jun 2016 Bonn
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 07 Oct 2015 to 11 Oct 2015 Bonn
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 12 Apr 2015 to 16 Apr 2015 Bonn
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 06 Jul 2014 to 10 Jul 2014 Bonn
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP 09 Mar 2014 to 13 Mar 2014 Bonn
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP 26 Aug 2013 to 30 Aug 2013 Cape Town
1st meetings of the Bureau and MEP 31 May 2013 to 05 Jun 2013 Bergen

Past Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Members

Charlotte Karibuhoye
African States (Senegal)
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Jean Bruno Mikissa
African States (Gabon)
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Moustafa Fouda
African States (Egypt)
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Voahangy Raharimalala
African States (Madagascar)
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Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas
African States (Ethiopia)
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Yi Huang
Asia-Pacific States (China)
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Leng Guan Saw
Asia-Pacific States (Indonesia)
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Vinod Bihari Mathur
Asia-Pacific States (India)
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Yoshihisa Shirayama
Asia-Pacific States (Japan)
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Rosichon Ubaidillah
Asia-Pacific States (Indonesia)
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Günay Erpul
Eastern European States (Turkey)
György Pataki
Eastern European States (Hungary)
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Tamar Pataridze
Eastern European States (Georgia)
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Ruslan Novitsky
Eastern European States (Belarus)
Maja Vasilijevic
Eastern European States (Croatia)
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Brigitte Baptiste
Latin American and Caribbean States (Colombia)
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Carmen Roldán Chacón
Latin American and Caribbean States (Costa Rica)
Sandra Diaz
Latin American and Caribbean States (Argentina)
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Floyd Homer
Latin American and Caribbean States (Trinidad and Tobago)
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Carlos Alfredo Joly
Latin American and Caribbean States (Brazil)
Rodrigo Antonio Medellín
Latin American and Caribbean States (Mexico)
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Paul Leadley
Western European and other States (France)
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Mark Lonsdale
Western European and other States (Australia)
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Marie Stenseke
Western European and other States (Sweden)
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Unai Pascual
Western European and other States (Spain)
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Marie Roué
Western European and other States (France)
Callistus Akosim
African States (Nigeria)
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Moustafa Fouda
African States (Egypt)
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Jean Bruno Mikissa
African States (Central African Republic)
Roger Mpande
African States (Zimbabwe)
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Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas
African States (Ethiopia)
Bojie Fu
Asia-Pacific States (China)
Dedy Darnaedi
Asia-Pacific States (Indonesia)
Utis Kutinara
Asia-Pacific States (Thailand)
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Mehrasa Mehrdadi
Asia-Pacific States (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Randolph Thaman
Asia-Pacific States (Fiji)
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Vinod Bihari Mathur
Asia-Pacific States (India)
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Yoshihisa Shirayama
Asia-Pacific States (Japan)
Yousef Alhafedh
Asia-Pacific States (Saudi Arabia)
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András Báldi
Eastern European States (Hungary)
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Günay Erpul
Eastern European States (Turkey)
György Pataki
Eastern European States (Hungary)
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Tamar Pataridze
Eastern European States (Georgia)
Nigmet Uzal
Eastern European States (Turkey)
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Carlos Alfredo Joly
Latin American and Caribbean States (Brazil)
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Floyd Homer
Latin American and Caribbean States (Trinidad and Tobago)
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Julia Carabias Lillo
Latin American and Caribbean States (Mexico)
Latin American and Caribbean States (Guatemala)
Sandra Diaz
Latin American and Caribbean States (Argentina)
Ann Bartuska
Western European and other States (United States of America)
Eva Roth
Western European and other States (Denmark)
Philip Lyver
Western European and other States (New Zealand)
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Mark Lonsdale
Western European and other States (Australia)
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Paul Leadley
Western European and other States (France)