Senior Advisor for Africa

Paul OUÉDRAOGO

A citizen of Burkina Faso, Paul has many years' experience in working on environmental matters, including forest and wildlife management as well as wetland conservation and sustainable use, both at local level and nationally. He has a successful record of coordinating short courses for African parliamentary capacity building, non-governmental environmental organizations, and field scientists and practitioners. He served for some years in the National Centre for Research (CNRST) of Burkina and at the University of Ouagadougou (ENSK). He also served as Executive Director of Naturama, a national NGO in the late 1990s. Following this he became IUCN Senior Technical Advisor for the Benin Wildlife Centre (CENAGREF). From 2005 to 2007 he served as IUCN's consultant coordinator for a Wildlife Corridor Programme for Ghana’s Northern Savanna Biodiversity Conservation. In 2007, Dr Ouédraogo became a Senior Technical Advisor for the Integrated Management of Critical Ecosystems Project under the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). With his technical assistance, the Rwandan government developed the legal instruments, technical and institutional tools for Rwandan wetland governance.

Contact

Ramsar Secretariat
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland,
Switzerland

+41 22 999 0164
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

Regional Officer for Oceania
Solongo KHURELBAATAR

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
+41 22 999 0201

HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
+41 22 999 0109

Conference Assistant
Charlene KNOETZE
+41 22 999 0285

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