Pablo Fuentenebro is an Associate Programme Officer in the Environmental Education and Training Unit, Ecosystems Division. His work focuses in the development of programs to promote sustainable development in higher education. Among others, Pablo has been EETU's focal point for partnerships and outreach activities under the overall framework of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the Eye on Environmental Education Special Initiative and, more recently, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI).
Dr. Fuentenebro holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. His doctoral dissertation, New Urban Spaces: Museums, Architecture and the Cultural Economy of Cities, focused on the cultural dimension of urbanization, looking at the ways cities use architecture and cultural infrastructures to promote urban growth and regeneration. Following his PhD Pablo joined the United Nations University International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (UNU-IHDP), where he worked on the preparation of the Inclusive Wealth Report 2012, a joint UNU-IHDP and UNEP project that was launched at Rio+20.
Last year Pablo was awarded the prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship by the Australian Government to carry out a research project on philanthropy and urban development at the Institute for Culture on Society, University of Western Sydney.
Brian Waswala Olewe is currently an Environmental Education and Training Specialist at EETU. His work is focuses on promoting environmental education and training for sustainable development. He is actively involved in the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Africa (MESA) Universities Partnership regional network and the development of the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan. Brian has worked with wildlife and environmental education and conservation government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the Kenya. In addition to his environmental education work, he has made significant contributions to ecosystem management in Kenya such as the mapping of Kenyan wetlands (The Kenya Wetland Atlas), the gazzettement of Tana River Delta as a Ramsar site, and on issues of savanna and wetland ecosystems during his tenure at Kenya Wildlife Service as an ecologist. Brian has mentored a number of environmental science students and communities at Technical University of Kenya, the University of Nairobi, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Friends of Nairobi National Park, and the National Museums of Kenya (Kisumu) among others.
Brian holds a Master of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from Makerere University (Uganda) and University of Nairobi (Kenya) respectively.