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.

Contact

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

Director Resource Mobilization and Outreach
Jay ALDOUS
+41 22 999 0169

Senior Advisor for Africa
Paul OUÉDRAOGO
+41 22 999 0164

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

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
+41 22 999 0173

Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41 22 999 0365

Finance Officer
Sandra RÜCKER
+41 22 999 0280

Executive Assistant to the Secretary
Delphine BRÉMOND
+41 22 999 0395

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

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

Conference Assistant
Charlene KNOETZE
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Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
+41 22 999 0185

Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
+41 22 999 0279

Assistant Advisor for Africa
Marie JEANNE SENGHOR
+41 22 999 0172

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

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Pablo LÓPEZ GUIJOSA
+41 22 999 0145

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Kasia NIKRASZEWICZ
+41 22 999 0178