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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
Czechia Sona Perglerová National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Democratic Republic of the Congo Daniel MUKUBIKIKUNI National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Denmark Kresten Petersen National focal point Sign in to contact
Djibouti Houssein Robleh National focal point Sign in to contact
Dominica Kimisha Thomas National focal point Sign in to contact
Dominican Republic Marina Hernandez National focal point Sign in to contact
Dominican Republic Lemuel Familia National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Ecuador Andres Factos National focal point Sign in to contact
Egypt Ayman Abdel Aziz National focal point Sign in to contact
Estonia Merit Otsus National focal point Sign in to contact
Ethiopia Feleke Woldeyes Gamo National focal point Sign in to contact
European Union Marco Fritz National focal point Sign in to contact
European Union Karin Zaunberger National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Finland Suvi Borgström National focal point Sign in to contact
France Adèle FARDOUX National focal point Sign in to contact
Gabon Jean Bruno MIKISSA National focal point Sign in to contact
Georgia Nona Khelaia National focal point Sign in to contact
Germany Verena Klinger-Dering National focal point Sign in to contact
Germany Janina Heim National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Ghana Jewel Kudjawu National focal point Sign in to contact
Ghana Adelaide Asante National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Grenada Desiree Stephen National focal point Sign in to contact
Guatemala Mario Abel Diaz Anzueto National focal point Sign in to contact
Guatemala José Luis Echeverría Tello National focal point Sign in to contact
Guatemala Juventino Galvez National focal point Sign in to contact
Guinea Kerfalla Keita National focal point Sign in to contact
Guinea Siaka OULARE National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Guinea Bissau Guilherme Da Costa National focal point Sign in to contact
Guyana Kemraj Parsram National focal point Sign in to contact
Guyana Felicia Adams-Kellman National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Haiti Abner SEPTEMBRE National focal point Sign in to contact
Honduras Lucky Halach Medina Estrada National focal point Sign in to contact
Hungary Levente Kőrösi National focal point Sign in to contact
India Rita Khanna National focal point Sign in to contact
Indonesia Gono Semiadi National focal point Sign in to contact
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Mohammad Hassani Nejad Pirkouhi National focal point Sign in to contact
Iraq Jasim Humadi National focal point Sign in to contact
Ireland Brian Nelson National focal point Sign in to contact
Israel Ayelet Rosen National focal point Sign in to contact
Israel Anna Trakhtenbrot National focal point Sign in to contact
Italy Lorenzo Ciccarese National focal point Sign in to contact
Italy Leonardo Tunesi National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Italy Valeria Giovannelli National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Japan Ichiro Hama National focal point Sign in to contact
Japan Natsumi Okawa National focal point Sign in to contact
Japan Mari Takehara National focal point Sign in to contact
Jordan Belal Qteshat National focal point Sign in to contact
Kenya Lucy Nganga National focal point Sign in to contact
Latvia Valdimārts Šļaukstiņš National focal point Sign in to contact
Liberia Emmanuel Olatunji National focal point Sign in to contact