The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, through the Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
The BES-Net web portal is administered by the BES-Net team:
Solène Le Doze is the Coordinator of the BES-Net network – including the web portal, matchmaking facility and BES-Net Trialogue series – guided by an Advisory Committee. Solène is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Anne Juepner is the Director of the Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC–Nairobi), through which BES-Net links to UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable management of renewable natural capital for livelihoods and jobs; and social and ecological resilience in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. Anne is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Eileen de Ravin is the Manager of the Biodiversity Global Programme, through which BES-Net links to UNDP’s support to local communities, including the Equator Initiative partnership and the UNDP-managed GEF Small Grants Programme. Eileen is based at UNDP Headquarters in New York, United States.
Assan Ng’ombe is a Policy Specialist on Resilience in the GPC–Nairobi. He supports the policy work of BES-Net, in particular in the area of land degradation and restoration. Assan is based in the Global Policy Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jamison Ervin is a Senior Policy Adviser to UNDP, and works to ensure that BES-Net links with the work of the UNDP Global Environment Finance team in supporting countries on their policy, finance and capacity needs to meet global environmental comitments, including the BIOFIN initiative and the NBSAP Forum. Jamie is based in Vermont, United States.
Maria Rodrigues is the BES-Net Web Portal Support Officer. She supports the develomment, management, moderation, and generation of content for the web portal, and provides technical support and training. She is based in Lima, Peru.
Jessie Mee is the Results and Knowledge Specialist for Ecosystems, Biodiversity and International Waters in the UNDP Global Environmental Finance team, through which BES-Net links to UNDP’s work supporting countries to access finance from the Global Environment Facility and other sources. Jessie is based in the Regional Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Cristina Oteiza Segarra is an intern on the UNDP BES-Net team, supporting the management, moderation, and generation of content for the web portal. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Madina Bekchanova is an intern on the UNDP BES-Net team, supporting the management, moderation, and generation of content for the web portal. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Office at Nairobi
Gigiri, Block M, Middle Level
P.O. Box 30552-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 762 4640/42