Members

African States

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Mariteuw Chimere Diaw
MEP
African Model Forests Network (AMFN) Secretariat
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Dorothy Nyingi
MEP
Senior Research Scientist, Head of Ichthyology
National Museums of Kenya
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Eric Fokam
MEP
University Lecturer
University of Buea
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Luthando Dziba
MEP
Head: Conservation Services
South African National Parks (SANParks)
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Mohammed Sghir TALEB
MEP
Research Professor
Institut Scientifique, Université Mohammed 5 de Rabat

Asia-Pacific States

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Leng Guan Saw
MEP
Curator
Penang Botanic Gardens
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Madhav Karki
MEP
Deputy Chair and MEP Member
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and IPBES
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Ning Wu
MEP
Director General
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Rizwan Irshad
MEP
Deputy Director (Bio)
Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
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Shizuka Hashimoto
MEP
Associate Professor
University of Tokyo
CV

Eastern European States

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Mersudin Avdibegovic
MEP
Professsor
University of Sarajevo
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Ruslan Novitsky
MEP
Head of department of ecological impact assessment of nature transformations
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
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Özden Görücü
MEP
Prof.Dr.
Kahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam University
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Rovshan Abbasov
MEP
Head of the Department of Geography and Environment
Khazar University, Azerbaijan
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Katalin Török
MEP
Senior researcher
Centre for Ecological Research

Latin American and Caribbean States

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Adriana Flores-Díaz
MEP
Researcher
Universidad Iberoamericana / Global Water Watch Mex
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Antonio Diaz-de-Leon
MEP
President
Innovative Cutting Edge Solutions (ICES)
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Bibiana Vilá
MEP
Principal Researcher
CONICET: National Research Council
Germán Andrade
MEP
Professor
Universidad de los Andes
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Juana Alvarez
MEP
Ambassador
Foreign affairs
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Andres Guhl
MEP alternate
Associate Professor (Geography)
Universidad de los Andes
James Finlay
MEP alternate
Environmental Specialist
Retired Public Servant; Board member Grenada Sustainable Development Trust Fund;Former member of UNFAO WECAFC Committee and IASCP
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Marina Rosales Benites De Franco
MEP alternate
Professor and Researcher
Federico Villarreal University/Agraria La Molina National University

Western European and other States

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Isabel Sousa Pinto
MEP
Associate Professor
CIIMAR, Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto
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Judith Fisher
MEP
Director/Senior Ecologist
Fisher Research Pty Ltd
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Markus Fischer
MEP
Professor of Plant Ecology
University of Bern
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Sandra Lavorel
MEP
Senior Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
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Marie Stenseke
MEP
Professor in Human Geography
Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Providing advice to the Plenary on scientific and technical aspects of IPBES’ programme of work;
  2. Providing advice and assistance on technical and/or scientific communication matters;
  3. Managing IPBES’ peer-review process to ensure the highest levels of scientific quality, independence and credibility for all products delivered by IPBES at all stages of the process;
  4. Engaging the scientific community and other knowledge holders with the work programme, taking into account the need for different disciplines and types of knowledge, gender balance, and effective contribution and participation by experts from developing countries;
  5. Assuring scientific and technical coordination among structures set up under IPBES and facilitating coordination between IPBES and other related processes to build upon existing efforts;
  6. Exploring ways and means to bring different knowledge systems, including indigenous knowledge systems, into the science-policy interface.

The Plenary also assigned to the MEP various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3). The rules for the operation and election of members of the MEP are contained in section VIII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

  1. Why is the role of the MEP so important in IPBES? https://youtu.be/45Q0c4QDltc?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  2. How has the MEP done so far? https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  3. Key challenges for the MEP in the next IPBES work programme https://youtu.be/GNh6T8KbqcY?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  4. The vision of the co-chairs for the MEP https://youtu.be/1_gdLEHo6Oc?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  5. A message from the MEP to the wider IPBES community https://youtu.be/iIxBz1a974g?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj

Meetings

Event Dates City Country
(TBC) 15th MEP/Bureau Meeting 07 Sep 2020 to 11 Sep 2020 Bonn Germany
(TBC) 14th MEP/Bureau Meeting 20 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2020 Bonn Germany
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 22 Jul 2019 to 26 Jul 2019 Bonn Germany
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 22 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018 Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 25 Jun 2018 to 29 Jun 2018 Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 23 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 18 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017 Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 23 Oct 2016 to 27 Oct 2016 Bonn Germany
7th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 05 Jun 2016 to 09 Jun 2016 Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 07 Oct 2015 to 11 Oct 2015 Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 12 Apr 2015 to 16 Apr 2015 Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP 06 Jul 2014 to 10 Jul 2014 Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP 09 Mar 2014 to 13 Mar 2014 Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP 26 Aug 2013 to 30 Aug 2013 Cape Town South Africa
1st meetings of the Bureau and MEP 31 May 2013 to 05 Jun 2013 Bergen Norway

Past Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Members

African States

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Moustafa Fouda
MEP
Advisor on Biodiversity
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Egypt
Charlotte Karibuhoye
MEP
Deputy director, West Africa programme
MAVA Foundation for Nature
CV
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Jean Bruno Mikissa
MEP
Advisor of Forest Ministry
Ministry of Water and Forestry including Environmental
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Voahangy Raharimalala
MEP
Head of Environmental Information System Unit
Office National pour l’Environnement
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Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas
MEP
Prof. of Plant Systematics and Biodivesrity
Addis Ababa University

Asia-Pacific States

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Yi Huang
MEP
Professor
Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University
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Vinod Bihari Mathur
MEP
Director
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun
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Yoshihisa Shirayama
MEP
Executive Director of Science
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
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Rosichon Ubaidillah
MEP
Head of Entomology Laboratory, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Research Center fo Biology, LIPI
Centre for Biological Research, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Eastern European States

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Günay Erpul
MEP
Professor
Ankara University
György Pataki
MEP
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Economics and Technology
CV
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Tamar Pataridze
MEP
Independent Expert
CV
Maja Vasilijevic
MEP
Chair
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
CV

Latin American and Caribbean States

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Brigitte Baptiste
MEP
General Director
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
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Marcelo Cabido
MEP
Professor
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
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Carmen Roldán Chacón
MEP
Fondo Nacional para Financiamiento Forestal (Fonafifo)
Sandra Diaz
MEP
Professor
CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
CV
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Floyd Homer
MEP
Farmer
Multirop Facility Ltd
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Carlos Alfredo Joly
MEP
Professor Plant Ecology
Biology Institute of the State University of CAMPINAS Brazil
Rodrigo Antonio Medellín
MEP
Professor
Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Western European and other States

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Paul Leadley
MEP
Professor and Director
Ecology, Systematics evolution Labaratory, University of Paris Sud-France
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Mark Lonsdale
MEP
Professorial Fellow and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Monash University, Melbourne and Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Philip Lyver
MEP
Ecologist
Land care Research, New Zealand
CV
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Unai Pascual
MEP
Research Professor
Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science), Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao
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Marie Roué
MEP
Senior Research Director,
Laboratory of Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)