Luciano Andriamaro

Director, Science and Knowledge Department, Conservation International, Madagascar

Elena Lazos Chavero

Professor and Researcher, IISUNAM

Sébastien Treyer

Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Vanessa Ushie

Acting Director, African Natural Resources Centre, African Development Bank (ADB)

Thomas Elmqvist

Professor, Natural Resource Management, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Suneetha M Subramanian

Research Fellow, Biodiversity and Society Programme, UNU-IAS

Odile Conchou

Senior Advisor, Biodiversity and Finance, AFD

Valerie Hickey

Global Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, The World Bank

Jean-Louis Arcand

President, Global Development Network (GDN)

Elizabeth Mrema

Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Carolina Rosero Cordero

Amazon Program Director, Conservation International Ecuador

David Cooper

Acting Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Partha Dasgupta

Professor, Cambridge University

Simon Levin

Professor, Princeton University & Director, Center for BioComplexity, Princeton Environmental Institute

Marla R. Emery

Scientific Advisor, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research & Co-Chair, IPBES Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessment

Gerardo della Paolera

Executive Director, Fundación Bunge y Born, Argentina and Former GDN President

Anja Gassner

Science and Policy Advisor, Global Landscapes Forum

Deshni Pillay

Chief Director, Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice South African National Biodiversity Institute

Francisco Gómez

Chief Operating Office, Terrasos

Girma Kelboro Mensuro

Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

Priya Shyamsundar

Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy

Gregory Watson

Principal Specialist, Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Luisa Montes

Biodiversity and Natural Capital Specialist, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Pierre Jacquet

Former GDN President

Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Marianne Kettunen

Senior Policy Expert and Advisor, GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub (TRADE Hub)

Gabriel Quijandria

Regional Director for South America, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Laila Sandroni

Specialist in Transdisciplinary Science for Biodiversity Conservation. Science Technology and Policy Fellow at the InterAmerican Institute for Global Change Research and Associate Researcher at the University of Brasilia, Brazil

Lavenie Tawake

Environmental Project Manager and Coastal Management Specialist, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Adonai Herrera-Martínez

Director, Environment and Sustainability Department, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Judit Ungvari

Co-Lead, Research and Innovation, Future Earth

Jean-Philippe Berthelemy

Deputy Director, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Andrew Steer

CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

Jessica Pacheco

Oficial de Programa – Bosques y Agua Dulce / Punto Focal de Vida Silvestre, WWF-Ecuador

Camilo Santa

Biodiversity and Natural Capital Specialist, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Bianca Lisboa Da Camara Brasil

Programme Manager for Business Engagement, UM-CBD

Beatriz Fernandez

Policy Officer, UNEP Trade and Environment Hub

Paulo Durval Branco

Deputy Director, International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil / TRADE Hub

Iraoya Austine

Research Associate, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA)

Giovanni Ginatta

Biotrade expert and formal director of UNCTAD BioTrade in Ecuador

Felipe Carazo

Head of Public Sector Engagement, Tropical Forest Alliance / World Economic Forum

Yubari Carolina Valero Azuaje

AVSI Ecuador, Strengthening local protection networks through food sovereignty programs

Ivan Borja

IEAD USFQ, Food insecurity in Venezuelan migrants: Implications for the sustainability of Ecuador

Cheryl Martens

IEAD USFQ, Gendered responses to food insecurity and sustainability in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic


Community gardens in Quito as a sustainable response to food security and food sovereignty.

François Bourguignon

Chaire émérite, Paris School of Economics, GDN Board Chair

Christian Albert Peter

Practice Manager, Global Platforms Unit (SENGL), Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, The World Bank

Patricia Balvanera

Center for Ecosystem Research (CIEcO) of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in Morelia, Mexico.

Victoria Reyes-Garcia

ICREA Research professor at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Venezuela/Spain.

Carlos Rodrigues

Practitioner in Knowledge and Conservation in the Colombian Amazon; Director, Instituto Tropenbos

Inty Arcos

Project Coordinator, Socio-Environmental Governance in the Chocó Andino Commonwealth, Ecuadorian Italian Fund for Sustainable Development (FIEDS)

Diego Javier Inclan Luna

Managing Director at Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INABIO), Ecuador.

Isa Olalekan Elegbede

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Germany. Head of Research and Innovation @ Saeio Global. Fellow of the Future Earth Coasts (FEC). Deputy Chair, IUCN CEESP

Karen Noboa

Director, Sustainable Development Departmen, Progressio Ecuador Foundation

Santiago Sandoval

Secretary of Environment, Quito Municipality

Paulina Cubillos

Tomorrow’s Cities Hub. Colegio de Arquitectos/USFQ

Pablo Zapata

La Delicia Zonal Administration, Quito Municipality

Stefan Simis

Earth Observation of Inland and Coastal waters, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Francesco Obino

Director of Research & Programs, GDN

Tyson Asfaw

Lecturer, Hawassa University Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ethiopia / PhD Candidate, Antwerp University, Belgium

Malalatiana Razafindrakoto

Soil Ecologist and Taxonomist, FADES c/o Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes, Madagascar

Margaret Fafa

Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Nam Vu Hoang

Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of International Economics, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

Yoichi MINE

Executive Director, JICA Ogata Research Institute


JICA Ogata Research Institute

Juan Carlos Jintach (TBC)

Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA)

Alison Fairbrass

Lead researcher from University College London

Isaac Dyner

Researcher, National University of Columbia

Lisa Beyer

Manager, Urban Water Infrastructure, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Nicolas Salmon

Sustainability Researcher, CEO, Yes Innovation

Carla Barboto

Founder and Executive Director Pacari

Carolina Proaño

Executive Director Grupo Futuro

Juan Jose Cardena

Founder of EcoUrban and Thrive Experience

Wise Delight Duho

Ghana, “What Determines Biodiversity Disclosure of Mining Firms in Africa? Role of Corporate Governance, Stock Listing and Global Pressures”

Brahim El Morchid

Morocco, “The Challenge of Sustainability of the Moroccan Argan Grove: A neo-institutional analysis”

Asma Boujrouf

Morocco, “Balancing Resilience and Sustainability in Agrifood Supply Chains: Evidence from Moroccan SMEs”

Toyin Ajibade

Nigeria, “An Innovative Framework for Evaluating and Managing Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries”

Cheikh Tidiane Ndour

Senegal, “Military expenditure, governance, and Sustainable Footprints”

Pousseni Bakouan

Burkina Faso, “BioTrade and Income Inequality: Frontier technology readiness matter?”

Bernard Cléry Nomo Beyala

Cameroon, “Does Economic Complexity Mitigate Carbon Inequality?”

Pablo Gonzalez Moctezuma

Mexico, “Tradeoffs between addressing biodiversity loss, poverty and forest cover loss arise in large scale restoration initiative with agroforestry systems. Insights from 450 thousand farms in Mexico”

Hajer Kratou

Tunisia, “How does Biodiversity loss increase income inequality?”

Tii Nchofoung

Cameroon, “Green Finance, Environmental Policy Stringency, and Biocapacity in Africa”

Murielle Fokou

Cameroon, “Assessing the role of top down and bottom-up institutional change in shaping the environmental performance of developing countries”

Norhan Bayomi

Egypt, “Assessing Urban Biodiversity trends using Satellite Imagery”

Hourmat Allah Hind

Morocco, “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into key Economic Sectors: Evidence from Morocco”

Vu Hoang Nam

Vietnam, “Investigating farmers’ perception of biodiversity: A systematic analysis in a tropical country”

Deepti Gumber

India, “Biodiversity and Ecosystem-Based Climate Change Adaptation for Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Coastal Vulnerable Communities in India”

Rengalakshmi Raj

India, “Weed flora in field margins: An essential off-season resource for the insect pollinators in Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.)”

Nabajyoti Deka

India, “Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Development: Insights from the Case of ‘Darjeeling Tea’ from the Eastern Himalayan Region, India”

Charles Kihia

Kenya, “Utilization of nutrient dense wild foods; togotia (Cruciferae) and mukunga (anguillidae) among Kenyan communities”

Evariste Manirumva

Rwanda, “The Impact of Push-Pull Technology Adoption on Food Security among Smallholder Cereal Growers”

Caridad Maldonad

"Sustainable trade expert at the Commission on the Promotion of Exports and Tourism in Peru (Promperu)"

Paul Bodnar

Director of Sustainable Finance, Industry, and Diplomacy, Bezos Earth Fund

Diego Quiroga

President, Universidad San Francisco Quito (USFQ)

Pabel Muñoz

Mayor (Alcade), City Council of Quito

Cristina Adams

Associate Professor, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) & Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE), University of São Paulo (USP)

Sandra López

Manager, Quitumbe Solidarity Project

Enrique B Montas

“Assessing Urban Biodiversity trends using Satellite Imagery”

Daniel Andrade

Professor and Researcher, Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School