At WCS, Dr. Samper leads the preeminent conservation organization with field programs in 65 nations and in all the world’s oceans; and oversees the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo, which welcome more than 4 million visitors annually.
Mr. Kanyinke Sena is the Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and represents the UNPFII on the UN-REDD Policy Board. He previously served as the IPACC regional representative for East Africa, and also on the World Bank Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviewing REDD applications by African States.
This panel hosts multiple REDD+ stakeholders, who discuss their perspectives and experiences of how REDD+ is transforming rural economies. Community members, REDD+ project developers, private sector buyers, and global NGOs discuss benefit sharing, enabling conditions, bridging public and private sector expectations, and the contribution of REDD+ to sustainable development. Panel Members: Veerle Vandeweerd (Moderator), Mike Korchinsky, Mama Mercy Ngaruiya, Marie Claire Daveu, Todd Stevens
This panel delves into the role of the private sector to promote sustainable development through REDD+. In addition, the panel discusses the important collaboration among policymakers, community representatives, and the private sector. By integrating REDD+ international and subnational policies and programs, REDD+ creates holistic opportunities opportunities for transitioning to the green economy. Panel Members: Pavan Sukhdev (Moderator), Chief Almir Narayamoga Suruí, Denise Alves, Dr. Assheton Carter, TJ DiCaprio, Satya Tripathi
Heikki Holmås has served as the Minister of International Development (Norway) since March 2012. He has served as member of the Parliament of Norway, representing Oslo from 2001 - 2012.
A two-time Academy Award nominee, Mr. Norton is also a committed social and environmental activist. He is the President of the Board of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a community conservation organization that partners with traditional communities in East Africa to conserve key ecosystems by developing sustainable, natural resource-based economic revenues.
|2:00PM||Session 1, Schiff Family Great Hall
|3:25PM||Break & Refreshments, Served on adjoining patio|
|3:45PM||Session 2, Schiff Family Great Hall
|5:00PM||Reception & Private Tour
Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit