Manager Culture & Livelihoods

Mariam ALI

Mariam manages the Ramsar Convention Secretariat's Culture & Livelihoods Partnership, which seeks to support the integration of cultural practices, communities and livelihoods within wetland management. Prior to joining the Ramsar Secretariat, she coordinated IUCN’s World Heritage Conservation Team and led the development of World Heritage Outlook (the first global assessment of natural World Heritage sites). Over the last ten years she has had varied experiences working with protected areas, multilateral environmental agreements, communities, and land-use planning. After completing an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, London, Mariam worked in Scotland undertaking Strategic Environmental Assessments for local authorities. She later coordinated the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ advocacy on environmental assessment policy in the UK. Mariam has field research experience in Indonesia (researching natural resource use patterns with the Kasepuhan in Gunung Halimun National Park) and Madagascar (supporting research into the dietary ecology of Diademed Sifaka lemurs) and is of Swiss, American and Somali heritage. 

Contact

Ramsar Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland,
Switzerland

41-22-999-0366
Secretary General
Martha ROJAS-URREGO
+41 22 999 0170

Deputy Secretary General
Jonathan BARZDO
+41 22 999 0284

Head of Science and Policy
François GUERQUIN
41 22 999 0361

Director Resource Mobilization and Outreach
Jay ALDOUS
41 22 999 0169

Senior Advisor for Africa
Paul OUÉDRAOGO
41-22-999-0164

Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Lew YOUNG
41-22-999-0177

Senior Advisor for the Americas
María RIVERA
41-22-999-0175

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
41-22-999-0173

Finance Officer
Sandra RÜCKER
+41 22 999 0280

Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Mireille KATZ
41-22-999-0179

Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41-22-999-0365

Manager Culture & Livelihoods
Mariam ALI
41-22-999-0366

External Relations Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
+41-22-999-0269

Internal Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
+41 22 999 0309

Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
41-22-999-0182

Regional Officer for Africa
Rasamoelina RAKOTOMAMONJY
+41 22 999 0174

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
41-22-999-0201

HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
+41-22-999-0109

Administrative Assistant - Office Systems
Delphine BRÉMOND
+41-22-999-0395

Administrative & Communications Assistant
Montserrat RIERA
41-22-999-0185

Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
41-22-999-0279

Assistant Advisor for Africa
Suzy KAMGUE
41-22-999-0172

Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Yaiphaba AKOIJAM
41-22-999-0138

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Pablo LÓPEZ
41-22-999-0145

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Kasia NIKRASZEWICZ
41-22-999-0178

Regional Officer - Oceania
Solongo KHURELBAATAR