Senior Advisor for the Americas

María RIVERA

In recent years María has contributed to the implementation of the Convention in the Neotropics, both in her position as Technical Officer at CREHO, the Ramsar regional initiative office in Panamá, and before that in her work at the Ministry of the Environment in Colombia. María received a Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from the Universidad Libre de Colombia, and a Masters in Natural Resources Management from the Ezequiel Zamora National University, Venezuela. She has also both organized and participated in courses in wetland management, notably at the RIZA Institute for Inland Water Management in the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Ducks Unlimited. María has served as a member of the Wetlands Synthesis group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and since 2006 has been the member for the Neotropics of Ramsar's STRP. She joined the Secretariat in 2007.

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Ramsar Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland,
Switzerland

41-22-999-0175
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
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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
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External Relations Officer
Sharon OSEKU-FRAINIER
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Internal Communications Officer
Magdalena LUCZAK
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Scientific and Technical Support Officer
Marcela BONELLS
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Regional Officer for Africa
Rasamoelina RAKOTOMAMONJY
+41 22 999 0174

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
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HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
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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