Assistant Advisor for Africa

Ruben ROCHA

Ruben has a Graduation in Biological Science at State University of Goiás, Brazil, where he studied biology and ecology of aquatic insects, Cerrado’s avifauna and environmental education.

After his graduation, he left to Cabo Verde and worked on endemic bird conservation programs and on monitoring of migratory waterbirds and seabirds, before moving to Portugal to do a Master in Applied Ecology at University of Aveiro. During his master, he's worked on the impacts of dredging on the benthic communities in the port of Aveiro.

Then, he entered the private sector to work in a Portuguese tuna fishing company operating in Azores, Madeira, Cabo Verde and Angola.

Before joining the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands, he worked in BirdLife International as a instructor in the bycatch project with the aim to reduction of seabirds and turtles bycatch in industrial fisheries in 7 countries of West Africa (PRCM region).

During his free times, he likes to birdwatching, reading books and being in the nature.

Contact

+41 22 999 0172
Secretary General
Martha ROJAS URREGO
+41 22 999 0170

Director Resource Mobilization and Outreach
Jay ALDOUS
+41 22 999 01 71

Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Reiko IITSUKA
+41 22 999 0177

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

Conseiller principal pour l’Afrique
Zebedee NJISUH
+41 22 999 0164

Senior Advisor for Europe
Tobias SALATHÉ
+41 22 999 0173

Finance Manager
Sladjana STANKOVIC
+41 22 999 0280

Documentation Officer
Edmund JENNINGS
+41 22 999 0365

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 & Policy Officer
Marcela BONELLS
+41 22 999 0182

Scientific and Technical Officer
Robert GODOY
+41 22 999 0178

IT Officer
Manuel KERN
+41 22 999 0201

HR Business Partner
Maud PITOISET
+41 22 999 0109

Accounting & Finance Assistant
Ievgen IVASHCHENKO
+41 22 999 0181

Administrative Communications Assistant
Veronique CHARLES
+41 22 999 0185

Administrative Assistant
Catherine LOETSCHER
+41 22 999 0279

Assistant Advisor for Africa
Ruben ROCHA
+41 22 999 0172

Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Nick CRAMERI
+41 22 999 0138

Assistant Advisor for Europe
Isabel WALLNÖFER

Assistant Advisor for the Americas
Karen GONZALEZ DOWNS
+41 22 999 0213