Joao De Queiroz

Former Regional Director, South America at International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Joao De Queiroz

Joao De Queiroz

Former Regional Director, South America at International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Biography

International Union for Conservation of Nature
Joao DE QUEIROZ

Since July 2008, Joao is the Regional Director for South America for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Joao was born and raised in Recife, Brazil. When he turned 15 (1968) he moved to the United States where he obtained a B.Sc. in Soil Science, a M.Sc. in Soil Genesis and Classification and a Ph.D in Range Science (Ecology) from Utah State University. After completing his studies in 1985 he accepted a teaching and research position with the Department of Range Management at the University of Nairobi where he remained until he joined the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Botswana in 1988.

In 1993 he became the resident Director for the Utah State University Range Ecology component of the USAID-funded Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Program on Bolivia’s Altiplano where conducted and directed research on various socio-ecological facets of agro-pastoral production systems. In 1995, Joao joined USAID in Nairobi as the Regional Natural Resources Management Advisor for East and Southern Africa. In this position he provided technical and strategic planning support to USAID missions in the region.

He joined USAID’s Regional Environmental Program for Central America (Guatemala) in 1998 where he was the Regional Climate Change and Environment Advisor responsible for the developing the climate change portfolio and managing a biodiversity conservation program. In 2002 he joined Chemonics International as the Director of the USAID-financed Conservation in Indigenous Areas Project (CAIMAN) in Ecuador. Upon the completion of CAIMAN he remained in Ecuador as a consultant for Chemonics and other entities.

Joao has worked in 27 countries in Africa and Latin America. He has post-graduate courses in Climate Change (Harvard), Environmental Impact Assessment (University of London), Environmental Audit and Management Systems (University of London and University of Cape Town) He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and has a good working knowledge of French and basic Swahili.

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President & Trustee at WWF International

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Fellow at National Academy of Sciences

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Deputy Executive Chairman at Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hand in Hand International

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Senior Marine Advisor at International Union for the Conservation of Nature

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Chief Conservation & Research Officer at Zoological Society of San Diego

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Country Representative at International Union for the Conservation of Nature

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Managing Director, Africa Regional Office, Global Policy & Advocacy at The Rockefeller Foundation

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Senior Vice President & Group Human Resources at Nagravision SA

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Administrator at United Nations Development Programme

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Former Regional Director, South America at International Union for the Conservation of Nature
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Regional Director, South America
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IUCN is a global environmental network that helps the world find pragmatic solutions to its most pressing environment and development challenges. Its work is focused on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food, and development. IUCN also supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN, and companies together to develop policy, laws, and practice. It has more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. The organization is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO, and private sectors around the world. IUCN was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Gland, Switzerland.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The foundation for a Latin American decade was at the core of the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was held at an exceptional time in Latin American history, with most countries well positioned for economic growth, and most of them willing to engage actively on international issues. The region’s main challenge is to set realistic targets to be attained by the end of the decade, and to mobilize to reach them in a global landscape in deep transformation. To address this challenge, 750 top regional and global leaders from 45 countries convened around three thematic pillars: 1) Strengthening Regional and International Governance; 2) Enhancing Innovation and Productivity for Equitable Growth; and 3) Promoting Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development.

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