New assistant advisor for Asia-Oceania at the Secretariat

15/06/2011

The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce that Mr Saber Masoomi from the Islamic Republic of Iran has arrived to work with the Ramsar Secretariat as the new Intern / Assistant Advisor for the Asia-Oceania region. He replaces Ms Marian Gwilliam who is returning to Fiji at the end of her one-year contract with the Secretariat.

For the past six years, Saber has been working with the UNDP/GEF Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project as a Technical Assistant and then as Coordinator of the Drought Risk Management Component. During this time, he coordinated the first and second Iranian Wetland Festivals which were held with the participation of NGOs and local communities around Urmia and Parishan Lakes. In this work, he gained experience in working with different wetland stakeholders from the local communities to the highest levels of government.

Saber will also bring valuable language skills to the Secretariat with his knowledge of Turkish, Azeri, Arabic, Farsi as well as English.

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