Boka Kondua Dieuleveut

responsible for the sub-committee: Conservation of biodiversity and climate change of the NGO Kimbala Development., Kimbala Développement (K.D)
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SIDNEY OPIYO

IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR, TONYWILD

I am Sidney Opiyo from Kenya. My work mostly entails youth-led environmental conservation, landscape and nature restoration, marine protection, climate-smart farming systems, environmental policy, and environmental journalism. I also have a deep interest in working with youth at the grassroots level, youth-inclusive governance and policies, environmental storytelling, and climate action. I am a climate advocate and an environmental defender, working to champion meaningful youth engagement for Climate action with a background in Environmental Studies and Community Development. I have experience in community organizing, climate communication, environmental conservation and protection, and community resource mobilization.

Currently, I am an Impact Environmental Educator at TonyWild and my work involves planning and managing impact projects at the organization. At Tonywild, we believe that sharing images will enable the world to understand why and how they will need to conserve the environment and make sustainable decisions while going about their daily lives. We share stories that enable relevant sharing of knowledge on everything nature and wildlife. We create awareness of conservation and climate change issues through photography. 

 I have previously worked as a Volunteer at Kenya Environmental Action Network (KEAN) where I have been involved in global campaigns on environmental storytelling. I was able to lead campaigns using storytelling to communicate about environmental issues and how all stakeholders can participate in achieving the goals of environmental sustainability.

Blessings Munyenyembe

Forestry Technician, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Forestry & Natural Resources

Daniel Mfossa

Researcher, CAMBIO

Wongani Sibande

Conservation Intern , Bats Without Borders

Risper Asembo

Wildlife Conservationist, Beyond The Trails Kenya

Marta Villasán Barroso

Biodiversity Conservation Biologist , Ecoenergías del Guadiana / Fauna&Vida NGO / SEO BirdLife

I'm from Badajoz, a little city near Portugal at Extremadura, Spain. I love my region because is plenty of wild nature, birds, forests, rivers... but is endangered too.

I have a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. I have more than 15 years of experience in Environmental Education with school kids and the general public. I'm interested in all related topics about ecology, conservation and all living creatures and their relationships, that makes possible the life on Earth. 

I have worked in Paraguay granted by University of Salamanca and UNESCO Chair "Education for Sustainable Development: Strengthening lines of research in the area of ​​biodiversity and the link with society". My duties were teaching experiments design and basic biostatistics at UNA (Universidad Nacional de Asunción); doing a biodiversity's bird research at the San Rafael National Park (the major Atlantic Forest patch remaining), ringing birds and teaching young students how to carry out a basic research; and doing environmental education with young child and population living at the natural park influence area. 

I stayed at Madeira (Portugal) working on two LIFE projects, one to protect the endemic sparrowhawk "Furabardos" and the other to take care of marine birds. The LIFE projects are the UE tool to support and fund the conservation on their territories.  

Later I have devoted to natural ecotourism at Extremadura (Spain) and scuba diving tourism at Sharm el Shaik (Egypt), in addition to environmental education, or little research and consultancy tasks. I have a  youtube channel  to outreach environmental issues and my own talks. Is in Spanish, but if you want you could take a look at it. 

Currently, I have a job at an environmental consulting at Extremadura (Spain), working about the compensatory measures to take during and after the construction of photovoltaic plants. I take care of bird nests, mitigation and prevention of bird and bat mortality at the high voltage lines, soil restoration, reforestation, etc. I'm glad to carry out this work because I'm sure I'm doing the best to protect the nature while the construction of renewable energy plants are trying to reduce the climate change. 

In addition, I take part from two NGOs: Fauna&Vida, a environmental conservation and education organization from Paraguay, where I'm currently the Education and conservation programs Director, and SEO/BirdLife, the ornithological society to protect birds, where I coordinate the volunteer group in my city.