The United Nations Collaborative Programme
on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

Civil Society Representatives to the Policy Board

In response to consultations with civil society networks at the global and regional levels, it was agreed that 4 regional representatives from civil society should participate in the Policy Board, with one member from each of the three UN-REDD Programme regions and one member representing the global North. A self-selection process to choose representatives was conducted by the Rights and Resources Initiative on behalf of the Independent Advisory Group on Forests, Rights and Climate Change. To read more about the Independent Advisory Group on Forests, Rights and Climate Change, click HERE. The four civil society representatives collaboratively agreed to rotate the Full Member seat at each meeting. The current civil society representatives to the Policy Board are listed below.


Edwin Usang, Executive Director
NGO Coalition for Environment (NGOCE), Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  Asia and the Pacific:
Kashif Salik, Senior Researcher in Climate Change
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan
  Latin America and the Caribbean:
Víctor A. López Illescas, Director Ejecutivo
Asociación de Forestería Comunitaria de Guatemala Ut'z Che', Guatemala

  Industrialized Countries:
Christopher W. Meyer, Amazon Basin Project Manager
Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC, USA