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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
Afghanistan Ezatullah Sediqi National focal point Sign in to contact
Albania Elvana Ramaj National focal point Sign in to contact
Algeria Souad Boukhalfa National focal point Sign in to contact
Angola Nascimento Kidima National focal point Sign in to contact
Antigua and Barbuda Diann Black Layne National focal point Sign in to contact
Argentina Joaquin Salzberg National focal point Sign in to contact
Argentina Focal Point Argentina National focal point Sign in to contact
Argentina Reina Sotillo National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Armenia 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
Austria Gabriele Obermayr National focal point Sign in to contact
Azerbaijan Rashad Allahverdiyev National focal point Sign in to contact
Bahrain Mohamed Bin Daina National focal point Sign in to contact
Bangladesh Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik National focal point Sign in to contact
Belarus Nicolai Svidinskiy National focal point Sign in to contact
Belarus Natalya Minchenko National focal point Sign in to contact
Belgium Hilde Eggermont National focal point Sign in to contact
Belgium Anna Heck National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Benin Sossa Barnabé National focal point Sign in to contact
Benin 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Cero National focal point Sign in to contact
Botswana Botshabelo Othusitse National focal point Sign in to contact
Botswana 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
Burkina Faso Somanegré Nana National focal point Sign in to contact
Burundi Nderagakura Ferdinand National focal point Sign in to contact
Cambodia Somaly Chan National focal point Sign in to contact
Cameroon BEYALA Joséphine Thérese Babette épouse ELOUNDOU National focal point Sign in to contact
Canada Fawziah (ZuZu) Gadallah National focal point Sign in to contact
Central African Republic Cléoface Landry MABESSIMO National focal point Sign in to contact
Chad 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
China Xin Jing National focal point Sign in to contact
Colombia Hernando García National focal point Sign in to contact
Comoros 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
Costa Rica Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma National focal point Sign in to contact
Côte d'Ivoire Hyacinthe Tié National focal point Sign in to contact
Croatia Ana Kobaslic National focal point Sign in to contact
Croatia Jelena Uros National focal point Sign in to contact
Cuba Ulises Fernández Gómez National focal point Sign in to contact
Czechia Jan Plesník National focal point Sign in to contact