Initiative Governing Committee (IGC) Members

L

Mr. Francisco Firpo Lacoste

Technical Advisor

Secretariat of Environmental Policy on Natural Resources

Argentina

L

Dr. Paul Hardisty

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Institute of Marine Sciences

Australia

L

Ms. Amanda Kettler

International Oceans Policy Analyst

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Canada

L

Mr. Antoine Pebayle

Charge de Mission

French Initiative for Coral Reef (IFRECOR)

France

L

Dr. Christian Voolstra

Professor & Head of SequAna Core Facility

University of Konstanz

Germany

L

Bénédicte Caremier

Senior Expert

European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

European Union

L

Mr. Jigmet Takpa

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

India

L

Dr. Hendra Siry

Secretary of Directorate General of Marine Spatial Management

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

Indonesia

L

Mr. Eiji Tanaka

Senior Coordinator for Biodiversity

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Japan

L

Mr. Yadira Gomez

Regional Director

National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

Mr. Fernando Camacho

General Director

National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

Mexico

L

Dr. Osama Faqeeha
(Chair)

Deputy Minister for Environment

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Saudi Arabia

L

Dr. Toufiek Samaai

Specialist Scientist

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

South Africa

L

Dr. Irfan Uysal

Head of Marine Protected Areas Division

Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Dr. Mahir Kanyilmaz

Head of Department

General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Turkey

L

Mr. Murray Fyfe

Species Conservation Policy Advisor

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Ms. Catherine Bell

Head of Marine Species Conservation

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

United Kingdom

L

Ms. Jennifer Koss
(Vice Chair)

Director

NOAA-Coral Reef Conservation Program

United States of America

Members to date

Argentina
Australia
Canada
European Union
France
Germany

India
Indonesia
Japan
Mexico
Saudi Arabia

South Africa
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

The Initiative Governing Committee is comprised of G20 Member states, other countries and international agencies.

CORDAP is Chaired by Dr. Osama Faqeeha, Deputy Minister of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Saudi Arabia, and Vice-Chaired by Jennifer Koss, Director, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, United States.

The Initiative Governing Committee (IGC) comprises participating members who oversee CORDAP and approve its strategic plans, operating procedures, rules and procedures of the research programs, and accreditation of participating institutions.

The Committee will also approve fund allocations to research projects recommended by the Scientific and Advisory Committee. A number of subcommittees will support the IGC.

Argentina

Mr. Francisco Firpo Lacoste

Technical Advisor

Secretariat of Environmental Policy on Natural Resources

Australia

Dr. Paul Hardisty

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Institute of Marine Sciences

Canada

Ms. Amanda Kettler

International Oceans Policy Analyst

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

European Union

Bénédicte Caremier

Senior Expert

European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

France

Mr. Antoine Pebayle

Charge de Mission

French Initiative for Coral Reef (IFRECOR)

Germany

Dr. Christian Voolstra

Professor & Head of SequAna Core Facility

University of Konstanz

India

Mr. Jigmet Takpa

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Indonesia

Dr. Hendra Siry

Secretary of Directorate General of Marine Spatial Management

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

Japan

Mr. Eiji Tanaka

Senior Coordinator for Biodiversity

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Mexico

Mr. Yadira Gomez

Regional Director

National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

 

Mr. Jose Feliciano Gonzalez Jimenez

General Director of Institutional Strengthening & International Affairs

National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Osama Faqeeha
(Chair)

Deputy Minister for Environment

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

South Africa

Dr. Toufiek Samaai

Specialist Scientist

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

Turkey

Dr. Irfan Uysal

Head of Marine Protected Areas Division

Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

 

Dr. Mahir Kanyilmaz

Head of Department

General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture

United Kingdom

Mr. Murray Fyfe

Species Conservation Policy Advisor

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Ms. Catherine Bell

Head of Marine Species Conservation

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

United States of America

Ms. Jennifer Koss
(Vice Chair)

Director

NOAA-Coral Reef Conservation Program

Chairs

CHAIR

Dr. Osama Faqeeha

Deputy Minister of
Environment

Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Saudi Arabia

VICE-CHAIR

Jennifer Koss

Director

NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

United States

Advisory Members
to the IGC

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Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC)

Dr. R. Scott Winters

CEO of Coral Restoration Foundation and Co-chairman of the Coral Restoration Consortium

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Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR)

Mr. Yabanex Batista

Deputy Head, UN Global Team

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Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF)

Dr. Theresa Fyffe

Executive Director of Projects & Partnerships

 

Ms. Margot Andersen

External Relations Head

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International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)

Mr. Francis Staub

Coordinator

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International Coral Reef Society (ICRS)

Dr. Andrea Grottoli

President of ICRS and Professor at OSU

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Observer | Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS)

Dr. Atsushi Watanabe

Senior Research Fellow

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The Commonwealth Secretariat

Dr. Nicholas Hardman-Mountford

Head of Oceans and Natural Resources

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UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Dr. Takehiro Nakamura

Chief, Marine and Coastal Unit

Dr. Leticia Carvalho

Head of Marine and Freshwater Branch

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