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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
Libya Elmaki Elagil National focal point Sign in to contact
Lithuania Ieva Čaraitė National focal point Sign in to contact
Luxembourg Eric Schauls National focal point Sign in to contact
Luxembourg Claude Origer National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Madagascar Hanitra Randrianasolo National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Malawi Lilian Chimphepo National focal point Sign in to contact
Malaysia Norsham Abdul Latip National focal point Sign in to contact
Malaysia ARIEF ISKANDAR MOHAMAD National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Maldives Ilham Mohamed National focal point Sign in to contact
Mali Souleymane Cisse National focal point Sign in to contact
Mauritania Moussa Ba National focal point Sign in to contact
Mexico Hesiquio Benítez Díaz National focal point Sign in to contact
Monaco Raphaël Simonet National focal point Sign in to contact
Morocco Mostafa Madbouhi National focal point Sign in to contact
Mozambique Emilia Polana National focal point Sign in to contact
Myanmar Nyi Nyi Kyaw National focal point Sign in to contact
Namibia Marthin Kasaona National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Nepal Rajendra Dhungana National focal point Sign in to contact
Netherlands Rob J. J. Hendriks National focal point Sign in to contact
New Zealand Elaine Wright National focal point Sign in to contact
Nicaragua René Salvador Castellón National focal point Sign in to contact
Niger Hamissou Malam Garba National focal point Sign in to contact
Nigeria Hafsat Adeyemi National focal point Sign in to contact
North Macedonia Isuf Fetai National focal point Sign in to contact
Norway Nina Vik National focal point Sign in to contact
Oman Saud Salim Al Araimi National focal point Sign in to contact
Pakistan Naeem Raja National focal point Sign in to contact
Panama Dario Luque National focal point Sign in to contact
Paraguay Juan Mandelburger National focal point Sign in to contact
Peru Jose Alvarez Alonso National focal point Sign in to contact
Philippines Natividad Bernardino National focal point Sign in to contact
Philippines Amelita Ortiz National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Philippines Nancy Corpuz National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Portugal Helena Freitas National focal point Sign in to contact
Republic of Korea Chan Kang National focal point Sign in to contact
Republic of Korea Mokyoung Kim National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Republic of Moldova Ala Rotaru National focal point Sign in to contact
Romania Samad John Smaranda National focal point Sign in to contact
Russian Federation Irina Fominykh National focal point Sign in to contact
Saint Lucia Alwin Dornelly National focal point Sign in to contact
Saudi Arabia Faisal Shuraim National focal point Sign in to contact
Senegal Mamadou Ndiaye National focal point Sign in to contact
Serbia Jelena Ducic National focal point Sign in to contact
Serbia Dusan Ognjanovic National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Sierra Leone ALFRED JONDIE National focal point Sign in to contact
Slovakia Eva Viestova National focal point Sign in to contact
Slovakia Ivan Koubek National focal point (secondary) Sign in to contact
Slovenia Katarina Groznik Zeiler National focal point Sign in to contact
Somalia Mahdi Gulaid National focal point Sign in to contact
South Africa Tsepang Makholela National focal point Sign in to contact