sf news 7/10/11

Date of publication
News 7th October 2011

New Staff Members

In this special edition of Stakeholder Forum News we would like to update you on a number of Staff changes which have taken place in the past month.Our Head of Policy and Advocacy Hannah Stoddart has left to join Oxfam GB as Head of Economic Justice and Senior Project Officer Nicola Williams has left to join UNDP in Bangkok. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them the best for the future and thank them for their invaluable contribution to our organisation.

In the past months we have also recruited a number of new full and part time staff listed below:   


Farooq Ullah – New Head of Policy and Advocacy

Before joining Stakeholder Forum in September 2011, Farooq was at the UK Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) for nearly five years. Farooq worked on strategic assessment at the SDC; analysing public policy, sustainable operations and procurement, strategy, governance and decision-making in order to hold the UK Government to account and improve its sustainability performance. Key elements of this work included policy advice, stakeholder engagement and capability building. In all, Farooq has eight years of public sector experience at international, national and local government levels, as well as private sector consultancy experience… More


Jan-Gustav Strandenaes – Senior Policy Advisor

Jan-Gustav Strandenaes had his debut with the UN and the environment in the 1970s through the Stockholm Conference for Environment in 1972 and has stayed with this arena ever since, worked on disseminating information on and teaching about UN issues during the 80s and early 90s, has followed and worked with the UN Commission for Sustainable Development since 1997, when he that year, was a liaison officer between the UN and the NGO community at the UN headquarters in New York… More


Jeannet Lingan – Senior Project Officer

Jeannet joined Stakeholder Forum in August 2011. She is responsible for researching, conducting policy analysis and convening stakeholder engagement processes. Previously, she has worked as research and outreach coordinator with international NGOs for the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness in Brussels; and as a researcher on development effectiveness and the accountability of civil society organisations for One World Trust in London… More


Kirsty Schneeberger – Senior Project Officer

Before joining Stakeholder Forum in July 2011 Kirsty was a coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and participated in the UNFCCC negotiations from 2008 -2010. Through this engagement at the UN Kirsty developed the campaign ‘how old will you be in 2050?’ leading to the online advocacy platform Think2050. She has also worked for WWF, CPRE and the Otesha Project and volunteered for various environmental charities… More


Georgie Macdonald – Project Officer

Georgie joined Stakeholder Forum in October 2011. She is responsible for co-editing the COP17 Outreach magazine and will assist with the upcoming Earth Debates series running in 2012. Previously she lived in Hong Kong for 3 years, working for the Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF)…More


Matthew Reading-Smith – Web and Communications Intern

Matthew joined Stakeholder Forum in September 2011 having completed an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London, and is assisting with website updates, social media and video. Matthew has also previously interned at the UN Environment Program and at ITN in Washington D.C. He completed a BA in Communications from Michigan State University in 2009.


Nick Allen – Project Intern

Nick joined Stakeholder Forum in September 2011 as an intern. He is assisting on the UN DESA Agena 21 study as well as the stakeholder engagement process for the Bonn 2011 Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus Conference. He graduated from Southampton University with a BA in English in 2007, and from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Politics, Development and Democratic Education in 2011.


Kateryna Wowk – Consultant

Based in Washington D.C., Kateryna (Katya) is an expert in multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving in the sustainable use of the marine environment. She has years’ experience working with international and domestic ocean policy, sustainable marine resource management, and has written extensively on the impacts of climate change in the ocean and on regional oceans governance…More

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