29th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee

14/03/2003
29th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee
Gland, Switzerland, 26-28 February 2003


LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
(as of 28 February 2003)

VOTING MEMBERS

AFRICA

  • Botswana: not attending
  • Ghana: Mr B. Yaw OFORI-FRIMPONG
  • Morocco: Mr Mohamed ANKOUZ


ASIA

  • Indonesia: Ms Esti ANDAYANI, Mr Ade PETRANTO
  • Iran: Mr Javad AMIN MANSOUR (Vice Chair), Mr Masoud BAGHERZADEH KARIMI
  • Japan: Mr Toshiyuki TAGA, Minister (Head), Dr Makoto KOMODA, Ms Naoko NAKAJIMA, Mr Kazuhiro OKUMA, Mr Akiho SHIBATA


EUROPE

  • Armenia: Dr Karen JENDEREDJIAN
  • Austria: Mr Günter LIEBEL, Dr Gerhard SIGMUND
  • Romania: Mr Virgil MUNTEANU
  • Slovenia: Dr Gordana BELTRAM (Chair), Ms Alenka MARKOV


NEOTROPICS

  • Argentina: Ms Alicia DE HOZ, Minister, Lic. Victoria LICHTSCHEIN
  • Nicaragua: Ing. Milton CAMACHO BONILLA


NORTH AMERICA

  • Canada: Mr Trevor SWERDFAGER (Chair of Subgroup on Finance), Mr Stephen VIRC


OCEANIA

  • Papua New Guinea: Dr Navu KWAPENA


Hosts of COP8 and COP9

  • Spain: Mr José Ramón PICATOSTE, Mr Miguel AYMERICH HUYGHUES
  • Uganda: Mr Paul MAFABI

OBSERVERS

Permanent Observers

  • Switzerland: Dr Meinrad KÜTTEL, Dr Olivier BIBER
  • The Netherlands: Ir. Henk J. EGGINK
  • BirdLife International: Mr David PRITCHARD
  • IUCN - The World Conservation Union: Dr Jean-Yves PIROT
  • Wetlands International: Dr Douglas TAYLOR
  • WWF International: Mr Christopher WILLIAMS, Ms Sian Kathryn OWEN


CP Observers

  • Algeria: Ms Dalal SOLTANI
  • France: Ms Isabelle VIAL
  • Kenya: Ms Jean-Marie Tabu IRINA
  • Mexico: Ms Graciela Eva PIZANO
  • Panamá : H.E. Mr Anel BELIZ, Ambassador
  • South Africa: Ms Fiyola HOOSEN
  • UK: Ms Louise VALL, Ms Elizabeth MOORE
  • USA: Dr Herbert RAFFAELE, Ms Lynette POULTON KAMAKURA


Interpreters

  • Ms Java DENKINGER
  • Ms Beatrice FERGUSON
  • Ms Régine JOBA
  • Ms Eleanor KANTER
  • Ms Micheline KARAM-CLEUSIX
  • Ms Luz PAZOS


Ramsar Bureau Staff

  • Mr Delmar BLASCO, Secretary General
  • Dr Nick DAVIDSON, Deputy Secretary General
  • Mr Alain LAMBERT, Senior Advisor Environment/Development Cooperation


Regional Coordinators:

  • Mr Anada TIEGA, Africa
  • Ms Margarita ASTRÁLAGA, Americas
  • Mr Guangchun LEI, Asia
  • Dr Tobias SALATHÉ, Europe


Interns/Assistants to Regional Coordinators

  • Ms Nassima AGHANIM, Africa
  • Mr Julio MONTES DE OCA, Americas
  • Ms Jia MA, Asia
  • Mr Sergey DERELIEV, Europe

  • Rapporteur: Dr Dwight PECK, Executive Assistant for Communications
  • Dr Alexandra HAILS, Senior Communications Assistant
  • Ms Valerie HIGGINS, Communications Assistant
  • Ms Mireille KATZ, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
  • Ms Annette KELLER, Administration Coordinator
  • Ms Paulette KENNEDY, Project Administrator
  • Ms Montserrat RIERA, Office Service Assistant
  • Mr Ibrahim SHAAME, Accountant
  • Mr Carlos VILLALBA, Technical Officer (COP8 follow-up and MedWet)
  • MedWet Office Athens: Mr Spyros KOUVELIS, Coordinator
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