"FAIR AND GREEN ECONOMY" CONFERENCE 20th of July 2011 at Meriton Grand Conference and Spa Hotel

MODERATOR

Ms. Nicola Williams
Stakeholder Forum

Nicola Williams is a Senior Project Manager at Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and is responsible for researching and promoting more effective stakeholder engagement practices in the context of intergovernmental negotiations on sustainable development and climate change, including the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 preparatory process. She is the editor of Outreach, a multi-stakeholder magazine on climate change and sustainable development produced at international conferences on environment. Previously Nicola worked for the Red Cross and has written news stories for the United Nations News Centre. She has experience conducting research and policy analysis on wide range of issues, including civil society engagement in democracy-building in post-conflict states. Nicola's qualifications include a Bachelor of Communications & Literature, a Post-graduate Diploma of Journalism and a Masters of International Development.
 

KEY SPEAKERS:

Michaela Hogenboom &
Gabe van Wijk

Gabe van Wijk is from the Dutch Youth Council and currently the elected Dutch youth representative on sustainable development to the United Nations. Michaela Hogenboom is the board member of Rio + Twenties
 

Mr. Friedrich Barth
United Nations Development Programme

 

Friedrich Barth is Senior Advisor on Environment, Climate and Energy to UNDP in Europe/Bonn.

Mr. Barth has long standing management and technical experience in various national and international organisations, among them the German Government, the European Commission, the German development cooperation (GIZ) and UNDP. In the European Commission he was heading the EU Water Framework Directive team, Chairman of the EU Water Initiative and a Member of the Task force for the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.  He established and chaired several national and international bodies and stakeholder processes as well as key working groups in large international river basins. Till 2008 he has been a member of the Executive Board at the Institute for Organisational Communication, IFOK and was heading the Department for Environment and Development and the Brussels office. At GTZ, the German Technical Cooperation, which supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives, he was a deputy Director responsible for global business development.
Friedrich Barth served as an adviser on sustainable development to various Ministries and large multinational companies inside and outside of the European Union as well as to various UN agencies, the African Council of Water Ministers (AMCOW) and business organisations such as the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Currently he also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the European Water Partnership and as a Board Member of the Club of Rome/EU-Chapter. 
Friedrich Barth studied Geo-ecology and Hydrology in Bayreuth, Freiburg and Galway (Ireland).
 


Mrs. Marina Kaljurand
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 
Marina Kaljurand is currently the Undersecretary for Foreign Economic Relations And Development Aid, since August 2008, in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has worked in the Foreign Ministry of Estonia for twenty years and among her many duties during that time have been Ambassador to Israel, the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. She was also a founding member of the Estonian Branch of the International Law Association and is a member of Board of Trustees of Tallinn University. In 1996 she received an MA from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
 

Lloyd Russell-Moyle
European Youth Forum

 
Lloyd Russell-Moyle a board member of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) with the responsibility for Sustainable Development, Health, Children’s Rights and the European funding stream called Youth in Action.  Lloyd has been working with the European Youth Forum since 2002 at the UN World Summit for Sustainable Development. He has focused on participation; youth work development and also education in previous roles in the working structures of the European Youth Forum.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle is also the chairperson of the UK IFM-SEI (The Woodcraft Folk) where he focuses empowering young people to influence and change the organisation and wider society through new and exciting methods of learning. And he currently works at the International Falcon Movement – Specialist Education International secretariat in Brussels supporting the projects on the Millennium Development Goals, Climate Change and Gender and Sexuality.
He holds a Diploma in International Practice from University of Bradford, UK and is working towards a degree in Peace Studies from the same university. He has published a number of articles for the Youth Workers trade magazine in the UK (Young People Now) and also co-edited a number of resources and books published by IFM-SEI on relevant topics.
 

PANEL MEMBERS:

Mr.Hanno Pevkur
Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

Hanno Pevkur is the current administration’s minister of Social Affairs and has held that position since 2009. He has been a member of Estonian Parliament since 2007. In addition, he has been involved in different affairs of the City of Tallinn, served for two years as a member of the Tallinn City Council and has been the Vice Head of Tallinn City. He has graduated from the law department of Tartu University and has previously worked in the Estonian Ministry of Justice. 
 

Ms. Keit Parts
Estonian State Chancellery

Keit Parts works at the Estonia’s State Chancellery Strategy Bureau that is responsible for the country’s sustainable development questions. Under the bureau are also questions of energy, environment, culture and sports. She has previously worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Environmental Affairs.
 

Mr. Dmitry Epov
Russian Union of Youth

 
Dmitry Epov is the current vice-head of Russian Union of Youth, the largest youth organisation in Russia. He is in charge of Russian Intellectual Resources Programme and international youth cooperation.