Abou Bamba leaving the Ramsar Secretariat
After 6 years as Senior Advisor for the Africa Region, Abou Bamba is heading back to Africa. He will be in charge of the UNEP Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West, Central and Southern African Region (Abidjan Convention). The position is under the UNEP Environmental Policy Division (DEPI). His exact title will be “Coordinator, Abidjan Convention”.
Abou assures us that “While there, I will make sure that we collaborate with Ramsar for the wise use of the marine and coastal wetlands of these sub-regions of Africa.
It’s been 6 fantastic years with Ramsar and colleagues…An experience which will help me for a life time! Best,
The Secretariat wishes Abou every success in his new position, and will certainly continue to work closely with the Abidjan Convention on the many subjects of mutual concern.
Meanwhile, we need to fill Abou’s shoes at the Secretariat. The online vacancy announcement can be accessed on IUCN’s human resources web site at the following link:
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 9 March 2010. Applications must be made via the IUCN service at this link, but the text of the announcement can also be seen here.
Abou Bamba and former assistant Evelyn Moloko Parh