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The GFC Board

diego cardona gfc board Chairperson and Secretary
Diego Alejandro Cardona
CENSAT Agua Viva, Friends of the Earth, Colombia
Hindou Photo Vice-chairperson
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Indigenous Women and People Association of Chad, Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT)
Rachel Smolker GFC Treasurer
Rachel Smolker
Biofuelwatch, United States
aydah vahia Member
Aydah Vahia Akao
the Network of Indigenous Peoples in the Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands
anna kirilenko gfc board Member
Anna Kirilienko
BIOM, Kyrgyzstan
dil raj khanal gfc board Member
Dil Raj Khanal

The GFC Team

Simone Executive Director
Simone Lovera, Paraguay
ML-copy Campaigns and Communications Coordinator and Research Associate
Mary Louise Malig, Philippines
portrait Gender Advisor and Campaigner
Isis Karinna Alvarez Ortiz, Colombia
jeannette seq Gender Programme Coordinator
Jeanette Sequeira, Netherlands

Communications team

Ikhwan Global Forest Coalition Social Media and Web Manager
Muhammad Ikhwan, Indonesia
jake-mcmurchie-mugshot-square Web Designer and IT Specialist
Jake McMurchie, United Kingdom
oli web Publications Designer and Producer of Visual Materials
Oliver Munnion, Scotland

Finance and Control

Financial Administrator and Controller
Dinus de Vries, Netherlands
Financial Administration Assistant
Astrid Kleefstra, Paraguay

Legal Team

Holly Jonas Coordinator of Legal Team and Regional Resource Person
Holly Jonas, Malaysia
Indigenous Rights Advisor and Research Assistant
Coraina de la Plaza, Netherlands
tina1 Indigenous Peoples and Gender Advisor
Mrinalini (Tina) Rai, Thailand
Simon Fischer, GFC Climate and Land Use Policy Advisor
Simon Fischer, Netherlands
Climate Campaigner and Advisor
Souparna Lahiri, India

Regional Focal Points

Central Asia and Eastern Europe and Membership coordinator
Andrey Laletin
Kwami Kpondzo, Africa
Africa Subregional Focal Points:
North Africa: Youssef Sfairi (Morocco)
Southern Africa: Robert Owen (South Africa)
West Africa: Salome Gougloe Gofan (Liberia)
Eastern Africa: Edna Kaptoyo (Kenya)
Central Africa: Nicolas Mukumo Mushumba (DRC)
tina1 Asia and Pacific
Mrinalini Rai
Europe and North America
Almuth Ernsting
Latin America
Carolina Lagos

Spanish translators

 Isabel Diaz Forero Isabel Diaz Forero
Megan Morrissey

Spanish and French translators

Danae Serinet Barrera Danae Serinet Barrera
Karen Lang

French translators

 iris Iris Borianne
Martine Ferré
Catherine Bescond-Sands


International Secretariat
Simone Lovera
C.C. 13241, CP1749 Asuncion, Paraguay
Tél: + 595-21-663654 fax: + 595-21-621080
Northern office
Global Forest Coalition
Minahassastraat 1 K104
1094 RS Amsterdam
The Netherlands