TFA 2020 Welcomes new Regional Coordinators for South America, Africa and Southeast Asia
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 is pleased to announce the appointment of three Regional Coordinators to lead the activities of TFA 2020 in South East Asia, West and Central Africa, and South America. In partnership with the regional community of the TFA 2020 partners, the coordinators will work on the regional agenda towards deforestation-free supply chains.
South America Regional Coordinator TFA 2020, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil
Fabiola joined The Nature Conservancy office in Sao Paolo, Brazil as the TFA 2020 Regional Coordinator for South America as of September 2016. Prior to TFA 2020, Fabiola has been working as Executive Director of multi-stakeholder platforms at Forest Stewardship Council Brazil and FACES do Brasil – Platform to Articulate Ethical and Fair Trade. Fabiola joins us with more than 15 years with sustainable value chains, responsible consumption and corporate sustainability and a PhD in Environmental Political Science by PROCAM/USP (University of São Paulo) (2008) and as a Law Graduated of FMU (United Metropolitan Colleges). She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
West and Central Africa Regional Coordinator TFA 2020, Palladium Group, Ghana
Josephine joined the Palladium Group offices in Accra, Ghana as the TFA 2020 West and Central Africa Regional Coordinator in November 2016. Josephine has spent most of her career as an independent arbitrator, third party verifier and auditor in the different areas of the supply chain for agricultural products, with focus on cocoa. As one of the first advocates for responsible sustainable cocoa, she has worked on Starbucks Ethically Sourced Cocoa Practices, Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan and UTZ certification. Josephine joins the team with over 16 years of experience in commodity supply chains and fluency in French, Spanish and Swedish.
Dr, Erwin Widodo
Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator TFA 2020, IBCSD, Indonesia
Pak Erwin joins the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development office in Jakarta, Indonesia as the TFA 2020 Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator from mid-December 2016. Prior to joining TFA 2020, Erwin was the Executive Director in Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund – BAPPENAS and the Sumatra Sustainability Fund. His 20-year experience includes positions as the CEO of PT Alam Bukit Tigapuluh (the company formed to purchase the ex-logging concessions surrounding Bukit Tigapuluh National Park), the Deputy Director for Forest, Species, and Fresh Water at World Wide Fund (WWF) Indonesia, and senior role at KEHATI, the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation.
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