Synergies in action (II): Promoting cross-sectoral integrated response for a just transition (Promoting prosperity)
Monday, 1 April 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies

Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.

Moderator:

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization

Panel
  • Mr. Karma Sonam Tshosar, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN
  • Mr. Farrukh Iqbal, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
  • Mr. Eco Matser, Global Coordinator for Climate Change, Energy and Development, HIVOS
  • Mr. Richard Taylor, Executive Director, International Hydropower Association
  • Ms. Deniese Sealey, Assistant Director, Economic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica
  • Mr. Wei Huang, Director, Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management, Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
  • Ms. Hindou Ibrahim, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
Biographies
Eco Matser
Global Coordinator for Climate Change, Energy and Development, HIVOS
Eco Matser

Global Coordinator for Climate Change, Energy and Development, HIVOS

Mr. Farrukh Khan
Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
Mr. Farrukh Khan

Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

Mr. HUANG Wei
Director of the Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management in the Department of Nuclear Energy (NEPIK), IAEA
Mr. HUANG Wei

Director of the Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management in the Department of Nuclear Energy (NEPIK), IAEA

Mr. Huang Wei is the Director of the Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management in the Department of Nuclear Energy (NEPIK), IAEA. Since joining the IAEA in March 2016, Mr. Huang has led the Agency’s activities in capacity building in Member States in energy planning and information and knowledge management. In addition to coordinating joint energy planning initiatives with UNDESA, IRENA and UN Regional Commissions, he has directly contributed to key international events on SDGs and climate change, serving as the organizational focal point to the IPCC and UNFCCC, contributing to the Global SDG7 Conference providing input to the HLPF in 2018 as a moderator and a panellist, and participating in COP 23 and COP 24, among others.
Mr. Huang’s career includes a mix of diplomatic, management and engineering experience, including decades of service in the nuclear industry and government in China, along with diplomatic postings as Deputy of the Permanent Mission of China to the IAEA and Science Attaché in the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC.
Mr. Huang holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Mr. Karma Sonam Tshosar
Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN
Mr. Karma Sonam Tshosar

Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye

Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization

Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Chad, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, SDG Advocate
Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Chad, Co-Chair, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, SDG Advocate

As an indigenous woman from Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, has been an advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment for over 15 years. She is leading a community-based organisation in Chad, AFPAT, which is active in most international Sustainable Development Goal areas, including climate change and biodiversity, health, and education. She led several projects that improved indigenous peoples’ access to basic needs, while promoting their unique contribution to the protection of the environment. 3D participatory mapping, for instance, helps to prevent resources-based conflicts in one of the poorest and most vulnerable regions of the world.

Hindou has also participated for over a decade in high-level international policy discussions advocating for environmental protection for indigenous peoples through the Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification Conventions. She co-chaired the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) and was a coordinator of the world indigenous peoples’ initiative and pavilion for COP21, COP22 and COP23. In 2016, she was selected to be the speaker representing civil society at the 2016 signing ceremony of the historic Paris Agreement.

Hindou is an expert on adaptation of indigenous peoples to and mitigation of climate change, traditional knowledge on the adaptation of pastoralists in Africa, and indigenous women’s empowerment. She is very active in various forums and networks to advocate for the cause of indigenous peoples. In 2016, she was recognized as a National Geographic Explorer, and since 2018 she has served as Senior Indigenous Fellow for Conservation International.

Quote: "For centuries, indigenous peoples have protected the environment, which provides them food, medicine and so much more. Now it's time to protect their unique traditional knowledge that can bring concrete solution to implement sustainable development goals and fight climate change."

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