Dr. Emily Caruso

Director of GDF U.K.

As Director of the Global Diversity Foundation in the UK, Emily Caruso supervises GDF's growing Mediterranean Regional Programme. She is also Advisor to the Global Environments Network....

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Nessie Reid

GEN Director and GESA Programme Director

As Director of the Global Environments Network, Nessie Reid is responsible for envisioning the future of GEN and maintaining a dynamic and productive network....

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Dr. Gary J. Martin

GDF & GEN Founder and Mediterranean Programme Lead Consultant

Dr. Gary J. Martin, a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist, is founder of Global Diversity Foundation, Global Environments Summer Academy and Global Environments Network. ...

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Pommelien da Silva Cosme

Morocco Programme Director

As GDF’s Morocco Programme Director, Pommelien da Silva Cosme works closely with our UK Director to ensure the successful implementation of the High Atlas Cultural Landscapes Programme, including field operations....

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Dr. Ugo D’Ambrosio

Scientific and Technical Advisor, GDF Mediterranean Programme

As Scientific and Technical Advisor of GDF’s Mediterranean Programme, Ugo D'Ambrosio provides guidance in matters relating to ethnobiology and biocultural diversity, agroecology, governance systems, local commercialisation, capacity building and participatory methods....

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Marina Aman Sham

Communications Coordinator

In her role as Communications Coordinator, Marina supports initiatives to showcase GDF’s work in the Mediterranean and with the Global Environments Network....

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Samirah Siddiqui

GEN Programme Coordinator

As the GEN Programme Coordinator, Samirah works on programme development and implementation, and supports community building and engagement to nourish productive collaborations amongst GEN members....

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Eda Elif Tibet

Visual Anthropology Lead & Media Outreach Coordinator

As Visual Anthropology Lead & Media Outreach Coordinator, Eda Elif leads and coordinates in shaping a visionary media outreach strategy that amplifies GDF’s vision for a more just and regenerative planet earth....

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Manish Panjabi

Finance and Administration Manager

As Finance and Administration Manager, Manish Panjabi supports Global Diversity Foundation’s day-to-day operations and has strategic oversight of the organisation’s global budget and financial monitoring systems.  ...

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Dr. Soufiane M’sou

As GDF’s Project and Field Coordinator, Soufiane M'sou manages project activities and collects data related to its Ethnobiology Programme. He focuses on territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCA), and carries out research on policy and governance....

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Dr. Abdellah Aghraz

Project and Field Coordinator

As Project and Field Coordinator, Abdellah Aghraz carries out actions on biodiversity conservation (nursery and seed bank implementation and flora data analysis), bio-cultural knowledge documentation, and strengthening capacities of local communities in the Oukaïmeden commune....

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Dr. Rachid Ait Babahmad

Project and Field Coordinator | MBLA Team Coordinator

As Global Diversity Foundation's Project and Field Coordinator and MBLA Team Coordinator, Rachid Ait Babahmad manages project activities, collects data related to biodiversity, implements biodiversity conservation actions and builds capacity of community researchers in field research....

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Omar Saadani Hassani

Field Agronomist Researcher

Omar Saadani Hassani, Field Agronomist Researcher with Global Diversity Foundation, is responsible in implementing research and capacity-building activities in the High Atlas....

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Dr. Mohamed Ouknin

Local Product Commercialisation Coordinator

Dr. Mohamed Ouknin, Global Diversity Foundation's Local Product Commercialisation Coordinator, holds a PhD in Biotechnology and the Valorisation of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants from the Faculty of Science and Techniques-Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University....

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Mohamed El Haouzi

Morocco Field Officer

GDF’s longest collaborator in Morocco since 2003, Mohamed El Haouzi implements many of our field-based activities in Morocco....

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Fatema Wahmane

Community Liaison and Dar Taliba Focal Point

In her role as Community Liaison and Dar Taliba Focal Point, Fatema Wahmane coordinates all of the Dar Taliba school garden project field activities....

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Ibtissam Bouseta

HACL Communications & Programme Officer

Ibtissam Bouseta is responsible for developing a dynamic social media action plan to increase our digital outreach, delivering annual reports, blogs and brochures as well as documenting activities and field trips via written reports, photos and videos....

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Meryem Aakairi

HACL Field Agronomist Researcher

Meryem supports the development of agroecology projects through community engagement and delivering participatory action research on cultural practices of conservation, sustainable land use practices and capacity-building activities....

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Tasnim Elboute

Policy Analysis and Dissemination Consultant

Tasnim Elboute's collaboration with GDF is focused on the legal and policy environment of GDF's work as well as policy implications of its projects....

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Hafida Mazoud

Rural Entrepreneurship Consultant

Hafida Mazoud joined Global Diversity Foundation as Rural Entrepreneurship Consultant in May 2021 after completing her Master's degree in Food Science and Innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University....

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Inanc Tekguc

Media Director

From Cyprus, Inanc Tekguc's perspective in photography and videography is complemented by his MA in visual anthropology from the University of Kent (UK)....

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Dr. Susannah McCandless

North America Director

Susannah McCandless, North America Director of Global Diversity Foundation and Advisor of the Global Environments Network, facilitates North America-based GEN regional academies and community exchanges....

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Carlos del Campo

Mexico Biocultural Territories Coordinator

Since 2007, Carlos del Campo has been working with Anima Mundi – Investigación y Acción Biocultural and Global Diversity Foundation in projects supporting community conservation in Oaxaca, Mexico, and supporting both organisations with internet projects....

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Pablo Domínguez

Communal Governance Systems Consultant

Pablo Domínguez, an Environmental Anthropologist based at the French National Council for Scientific Research, is Communal Governance Systems Consultant for Global Diversity Foundation....

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