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Allen Ottaro
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  • Nairobi
  • Kenya
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What is your name?
Allen
What is your job title?
Envrionmental Planning and Management Consultant
What organisation do you work for?
Independent Consultant
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Biodiversity targets, Biotechnology, CBD negotiations, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English
Swahili
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I am an Environmental Planning and Management consultant based in Nairobi. I am currently in the final of a three-month internship at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA-Kenya).
Recently i was an observer at the just concluded CBD- SBSTTA 14 and WGRI3 at UNEP, Nairobi.
I am also a member of the Kenya wetlands forum, which is currently involved in lobbying for the enactment of a wetland policy in Kenya.
My home town is in the Rift Valley district of Njoro, where part of the Mau forest, that supports the Maasai Mara ecosystem is located. The forest has over the past years been subjected to encroachment and destruction, impacting seriously on food security, water supplies and energy, as well as the wildlife in the Maasai Mara. I have a keen interest on the reforestation program that began recently.

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