Korto Reeves Williams (Kenya)
Korto had decades of experience working on women’s rights issues across Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, with ActionAid International, the United Nations and more. She is a member of the African Feminist Forum.
Flip van Helden (Netherlands)
Coordinator of the International Affairs team, at the Department for European and International Affairs of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. Specialist in international and EU relations and has experience of working on FLEGT.
Fred Pearce (UK)
Author and journalist who has reported on environment and development issues from 89 countries. His books have been translated into 27 languages and won a number of prizes. Specialist in communications and environment, science, and development issues.
Margareta Nilsson (Sweden)
Margareta is a Senior Advisor on Learning and Knowledge Development at the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility. She is a specialist in rights-based forestry, natural resource management and land governance with over 20 years’ experience in international development cooperation in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Balkans. She maintains a deep interest in ways of communicating and is a trained artist and printmaker.
Mardi Minangsari (Indonesia)
Has over 20 years’ experience in illegal logging and forest governance issues. She coordinated Indonesian civil society groups working in FLEGT issues and has been actively involved in developing and improving Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS). She is the former national coordinator of Indonesia’s forestry monitor network. Since 2016, she has been actively involved in the initiative to reform Indonesia’s palm oil sector.
Penny Davies (UK)
Penny has worked for the Climate and Land Use Alliance, the Ford Foundation and the UK Department for International Development. She has lived and worked in diverse geographic locations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America. She is passionate about partnering with people, especially in the global South.
Lucía Carrasco Scherer (Mexico)
Lucía is an independent consultant and human rights practitioner with a focus on gender issues. She leads the Financial Innovation and Resilience programme at Spring Strategies, supporting hundreds of organizations and networks around the world in building greater mission-aligned financial strength. She has helped corporate foundations inform their philanthropic strategies in East and Southeast Asia, and was the Director of Programmes at the Prospera – International Network of Women’s Funds, working with dozens of women’s funds worldwide. Lucía holds a Masters in International Law and Gender from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.