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Garam BEL

Garam works at the secretariat of the United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG), in Geneva. His role involves coordinating the Issue Management Group on Tackling E-waste, which aims to strengthen collaboration among 19 UN agencies currently active in addressing the global problem of waste electrical and electronic equipment. His key area of expertise lies in waste and resource management.

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Gustav Boethius

Chemical Physics, as well an MSc in International Relations with a focus on energy security and climate politics. He has previously worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris, and most recently for the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Geneva. 

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Rob Brumbaugh

Dr. Rob Brumbaugh is the Director of Ocean Planning & Protection at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). In this capacity, he leads an initiative called Mapping Ocean Wealth to develop new scientific approaches for mapping ecosystem services associated with important ocean habitats like coral reefs, marshes, mangroves and oyster reefs.

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Jacob Duer

Jacob Duer is the Principal Coordinator of the Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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Richard Munang

Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment (UNEP) Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator responsible for   guiding the actualization of UNEP's climate resilient development   strategy for Africa through coordinating implementation of diverse   projects in adaption and mitigation in key economic sectors especially   agriculture, and energy as well as informing strategy and policy   development from project lessons.

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Kei Ohno

Kei is a Programme Officer in the Scientific Support and Conventions Operations Branches of the BRS Secretariat. Her primary function is to support the process for listing chemicals in the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention. She coordinates scientific work of the subsidiary bodies (POPs Review Committee, Chemical Review Committee) and manages programmes related to industrial chemicals e.g. PCB, PFOS, SCCPs, HBCD

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Francisco Rilla

Francisco Rilla has more than twenty-five years of experience in biodiversity conservation and policy development, biodiversity negotiations, management and implementation of projects, scientific research, wildlife management, ecology and ecosystems restoration program, ornithology, management of birdbandig databases and neotropical shorebirds conservation.

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Sangwon Suh

Dr. Sangwon Suh, Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at University of California, Santa Barbara, the lead author of the International Resource Panel’s “Green Technology Choices” report

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Ihab Tarek

Dr.Ihab Tarek is a Legal Officer with the United Nations Environmental Programme's Law Division and a Regional coordinator for Environmental Governance in West Asia regional office, his legal expertise about 20 years. He has extensive experience working with public, foreign Governments, International and non-governmental organizations.

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