Director a.i. , Global Ecosystem Management Programme
Expertise: Red List of Ecosystems, Ecosystem based Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Drylands, Island Resilience, Community Based Natural Resource Management (including community forest management, governance and rights), Dryland Forest and natural resource management, conservation and poverty, participatory and empowering approaches to conservation
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Radhika Murti is currently the acting Director for the IUCN Global Ecosystem Management Programme in IUCN. In this position, Radhika leads IUCN's global work on ecosystem management, and also coordinates communication and technical support for The Commission on Ecosystem Management.
She has a BSc.in Forestry Science from Australian National University and an MA in Land Management from University of the South Pacific. She has a background in forestry science, focusing on land conflicts and livelihoods within community based forest management in the Pacific.
Prior to joining IUCN, Radhika worked for the UNDP Multi-Country office based in Suva, where she was involved with poverty alleviation and livelihoods, financial literacy, gender mainstreaming, MDG reporting and disaster risk reduction programmes across the Pacific. She has worked closely with a range of Pacific Islands' Government bodies and NGOs, and has also taught at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.
Chair of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
Expertise: Landscape ecology, ecosystem management, land use planning, Latin America, climate change adaptation, social and environmental science, international conventions, law and policy.
Language: English, Spanish
Ángela Andrade-Pérez is the Chair of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, a commission member for more than 18 years and the former Deputy Chair of the Commission from 2008 to 2016. Altogether, Ángela has more than 25 years of experience in ecosystem management.
Ángela’s training in social and environmental sciences allows her to promote integrally the principles of the ecosystem approach, build bridges of knowledge and manage socio-ecological systems based on scientific knowledge, culture and experience. She worked in the Colombian Geographic Institute (IGAC) and in the Ministry of Environment of Colombia for 14 years developing environmental policies, forest management, landscape ecological surveys and land use planning. Angela works with CI-Colombia since 2004, and she is the Environmental Policy Director at Conservation International – Colombia since 2009. She focuses on leading climate change adaptation programs and on supporting global policy management related to biodiversity and climate change.