Tag: Southern Capacity Program

Isaac Kabongo

Mr. Isaac Kabongo is an experienced community development and socio economic specialist. He is a founder member and Executive Director of Ecological Christian Organization (ECO), Chairperson of Climate Action Network Uganda (CAN-U), International coordinator of Population & Climate Change Africa Forum (PACCAF), Treasurer of Publish What You Pay Uganda (PWYP-U) and is a part time Lecturer at St. Lawrence University, Kampala and Facilitator at Makerere University, Kampala - Uganda. He has over seven years experience in Research, Community Development and Natural Resources Management including Mining and Climate Change issues, Water and Energy Governance. Isaac has worked on different projects and programs in the areas of mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation in the water resources sector, watershed management, energy governance ,  policy analysis, transparency and accountability in the extractive sector, application of weather and climate information using the RANET system,  Rainwater Harvesting technologies, design of PINs and PDDs for CDM and voluntary carbon trading schemes and  monitoring and evaluation of development projects. He also has skills in environmental policy formulation and advocacy, institutional capacity building and forging strategic partnerships and collaborations including networking.

Mr. Isaac Kabongo holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Sector Planning and Management (MA.SSPM) specializing in environmental, social and economic policy analysis from Makerere University Kampala. Isaac also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences with a second class upper division specializing in project planning and management from Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He also did several certificate courses at different levels in the following fields. Community Carbon Trading Schemes, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies, Water and Energy Governance, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Design of PINs and PDDs, Environmental Policy Analysis and Management of Natural Resources. Isaac is currently engaged in topics such as natural resources governance, climate change adaptation and negotiation, water and energy governance, interfaith action on climate change and population, Health and Environment (PHE).

Mahlet Eyassu

Mahlet Eyassu has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Social Administration and Masters Degree in Environment and Development from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Mahlet works as a Climate Change Program Manager at, Forum for Environment, a local NGO that hosts the Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change. Additionally she is coordinating the Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change, which was established at the beginning of 2009 and now has more than 60 member organizations with ten working groups. The network has been working on raising awareness, building capacities, conducting action oriented researches and creating a platform of experience sharing for communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change. Mahlet is actively engaged in campaigns and also the international climate change negotiations since 2009 advocating for a fair climate deal and co-coordinates the Climate Action Network’s Finance working group in the negotiations. Mahlet was the SCBP fellow for the year 2010.

Sandra Guzmán Luna

Sandra Guzman Luna is Director of the Air and Energy program of the Mexican Center of Environmental Law (CEMDA, A.C). She studied International Relations at the University of Mexico (UNAM) and has two specializations, one on Environmental and Energy Management in the Latin-American Social Science University and other in Environmental Law at UNAM. She has been working on areas such as climate change, energy, sustainable transport, air quality, biofuels, and others. Sandra had been actively participating in several international conferences in representation of Mexican civil society, such as COP14, COP15 and COP16, and others international conference such as the Commission for Environmental Cooperation meetings, and other related with the Montreal Protocol.

Sandra has also been engaged in the elaboration and instrumentation of climate policy in Mexico, and the elaboration of a General Law of Climate Change and in the elaboration of national public policy in Mexico to reduce emissions (energy and transport sector). Sandra is coordinating strategies on climate finance issues in Mexico and is working with CAN-Finance to help in the consolidation of the international financial architecture to deal with climate change in terms of transparency, accountability and sustainability criteria within the climate process. The main goal of the work that she is working towards is the institutionalization of this process in the national level to guarantee real mitigation and adaptation in Mexico.

Lina Li

Lina is currently working as consultant for Shanshui Conservation Center and Ecofys and she is a board member of China Youth Climate Action Network.

She has participated in UNFCCC conferences since 2009 –worked as the policy team leader for China Youth Delegation (CYD) for COP 15 and the chief delegate for CYD for COP 16. Building on her four years’ undergraduate study of diplomacy and two years’ master study of international politics focusing on climate, she devoted herself to tracking the negotiation and building policy knowledge.

Her focus has switched from youth to mature civil society engagement in international climate change issues since the end of last year by working with Shanshui, CCAN and the Chinese climate community. She is working with Xiaojing Fei, with IED, to facilitate the capacity building scheme of the policy team for CCAN, an internal study group for Chinese environmental NGOs.
 

Manjeet Dhakal

Mr. Dhakal has about five years of experience of working on environment and development sectors. Currently, Mr. Dhakal is a Program Director at Clean Energy Nepal and has completed his Master degree on Environmental Management at Pokhara University, Nepal.

He is also honored as 'International Climate Champion' by British Council for year 2009/10 and Southern Capacity build-up Fellow by Climate Action Network International for 2010. Mr. Dhakal is a founder coordinator and Advisor for Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA).

Mr. Dhakal started following UN Climate Change negotiation since 2009 as a member of government delegation.

Isaac Kabongo

Mr. Isaac Kabongo is an experienced community development and socio economic specialist. He is a founder member and Executive Director of Ecological Christian Organization (ECO) and is a part time Lecturer at St. Lawrence University, Kampala and Facilitator at Makerere University Kampala. He has over seven years experience in Research, Community Development and Natural Resources Management including Mining and Climate Change issues, Water and Energy Governance. Isaac has worked on different projects and programs in the areas of mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation in the water resources sector, watershed management, energy governance ,  policy analysis, transparency and accountability in the extractive sector, application of weather and climate information using the RANET system,  Rainwater Harvesting technologies, design of PINs and PDDs for CDM and voluntary carbon trading schemes and  monitoring and evaluation of development projects. He also has skills in environmental policy formulation and advocacy, institutional capacity building and forging strategic partnerships and collaborations including networking.

Mr. Isaac Kabongo holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Sector Planning and Management (MA.SSPM) specializing in environmental, social and economic policy analysis from Makerere University Kampala. Isaac also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences with a second class upper division specializing in project planning and management from Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He also did several certificate courses at different levels in the following fields. Community Carbon Trading Schemes, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies, Water and Energy Governance, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Design of PINs and PDDs, Environmental Policy Analysis and Management of Natural Resources. Isaac is currently engaged in topics such as natural resources governance, climate change adaptation and negotiation, water and energy governance and interfaith action on climate change.

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