Raymond Ruyoka, Vice Chair
Raymond Ruyoka is a male Ugandan passionate about environment and climate change advocacy who holds a Masters Degree in Institutional Leadership and Management, post graduate in Public Health, Degree in Guidance and Counseling with a number of certificate qualifications under Health, Environment and Climate Change. Raymond is the Executive Director of YADNET UGANDA, a network of more than 120 civil society organizations that work with and for young people on health and Environmental conservation in Uganda. Raymond has a vast experience in environment and health discourse for the last 10 years and this experience has linked him to participate in national, regional and global Environment and Health such as Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for Africa (ARFSD), High Level Political Forum on SDGs (HLPF), United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and Climate Change conferences (COP). Raymond is committed to efforts to address pollution and any other health challenges and ensuring that GAHP is recognised, known and influential in the health and pollution space at all levels. Raymond is married with a beautiful wife and three (3) handsome children.
Environmental Commission for International Chamber of Commerce, Indonesia
Masnellyarti Hilman is an Indonesian environmental expert who has dedicated more than 45 years of her professional life in the field of Environmental and Pollution Control. She has worked in the Ministry of Environment Republic of Indonesia, with last assignment as the Deputy Minister for Hazardous Substances, Hazardous Wastes and Solid Wastes Management. Moreover, Hilman also has become notable team leader for Indonesia delegates during several international meetings and group discussions. In 2003, she wrote a book on the environment entitled “Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste in Indonesia.” Her consistency in providing insights and expertise related to environmental management has resulted an award of Indonesia Bureaucracy Statementship Award in 2008. Hilman has a bachelor degree in Biology from Padjadjaran University, Bandung and environmental Master of Science in Mineral Resources Ecology from Colorado School of Mines, United States of America.
Hossam Abou Zeid
Abou Zeid Foundation
Hossam Abou Zeid is an entrepreneur with 35 years experience in the field of technology and IT. He established the European arm of Hummingbird, a Canadian software company, which he grew to $100m in revenues, and followed that venture with a Swiss IT software outsourcing company, INTRAVISION, which later spun-off several software start-ups. In 2012, Mr. Abou Zeid co-founded ECOMAT, a global IPP (independent power producer) company with operations in Switzerland, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal School of Technology (EPFL).
Ministry of Environment, Azerbaijan
Orkhan Bayramov is a leading specialist in climate change at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Azerbaijan. He holds a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Environment from South Korea. He is the focal point for SDG 6 goal ( Clean Water and Sanitation).
Independent Global Health Professional
Jacques Mader, formerly with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, is a senior (retired) independent public health and global health professional with diverse experience in programme development, management, and policy making in Switzerland as well as in various low-income countries. His expertise is in primary health care, human resource development and health system strengthening. His experience includes work for the Swiss Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Academic Institutions.
Sustainable World/Air Quality Asia
Hon. M.J. Nolan is Treasurer & Board Member of Sustainable World-Air QualityAsia. He was a member of the Irish Parliament for 24 years, served as a member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and European Affairs committees, Public Accounts committee, and whip of the Parliament’s Finance committee. He also served as chair of the parliament’s joint committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. He was a member of Parliament’s House Commission, which oversees the running of Parliament buildings and member’s interest.
Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana
John Pwamang is Acting Executive Director, Environmental Protection of Ghana. He has served in various capacities at the agency since 1990, including as Chief Scientific Secretary, head of the Manufacturing Industry Department, and Registrar of the Chemicals Control and Management Centre. He coordinated the development of Ghana’s first national implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention, the implementation of the UNDP/UNITAR/EPA-Ghana Project on Capacity Building for the Elimination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and the establishment of sixteen new area offices as part of efforts to decentralize environmental governance to district levels, among other projects.
UN Development Program
Douglas Webb is a manager in the HIV, Health and Development Practice at the UNDP, where his work focuses on infectious and chronic epidemic response governance and the social determinants of health. His experience includes serving as a Deputy Director in the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in West Africa; Chief of the Children and AIDS Section in the UNICEF Regional Office in Kenya; and Global HIV/AIDS Adviser for Save the Children, UK. He has also served with UNICEF in Zambia and Ethiopia, where he worked on managing child focused social protection, HIV prevention and AIDS impact mitigation. He has over 50 published articles and book chapters and is the author of “HIV and AIDS in Africa” and co-editor of “Social Protection for Africa’s Children.”
KOUADIO Kouamé Georges
Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development
KOUADIO Kouamé Georges is a lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry at the École Normale Supérieure d’Abidjan from Department of Science and Technology. He carries out his research activities at the Laboratory of the Structure of Matter, Environment and Solar Energy at the Félix Houphouët Boigny University, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He has worked in these institutions since 1992. He has developed skills and brought innovations in teaching and research in the field of climate change and chemical pollution. Since 2012, he joined the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development as General Director of Environment from 2012 to 2017 and as Project Coordinator from 2018 to date. He capitalized on these functions, varied experiences by implementing the environmental policy of his country in close connection with the National Development Plan. He coordinated the development of strategies and action plans to respond to major environmental challenges such as climate change, management of coastal zones, natural resources, chemicals and waste. Programs related to these challenges have been implemented under his supervision in connection with the respect of commitments made by Côte d’Ivoire in ratifying conventions and multilateral agreements on the environment and sustainable development. KOUADIO Georges, has participated in several high-level meetings, at national, regional and international level, such as the Conferences of the Parties on climate change, on chemicals and waste, the United Nations Environmental Assembly, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. Since 2016, he has been the representative of the Africa region group of the Strategic Approach to the International Management of Chemicals and Waste. KOUADIO Georges is married and has 2 children.
Alberto Santos Capra
Chemicals and Waste Regional Coordinator, Basel Regional Centre for South America (BCRC Argentina)
Alberto Santos Capra is a chemist, Master in Environmental Sciences with a postgraduate degree in Hygiene and Safety at Work and specializations in Environmental Law and Solid Waste Management from the Technological University of Dresden, Germany. With 25 years of experience in environmental management issues in the public, private and academic spheres; he specialized in the international chemicals and waste management agenda. In Argentina, he was National Director of Hazardous Waste, Coordinator of Environmental Impact of the Matanza Riachuelo Basin, National Director of Sustainable Mining Production of the Secretariat of Mining of the Argentine, Policy Advisor of the Secretariat of Environmental Policy in Natural Resources of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina and Regional Coordinator of the Basel Regional Center for South America Region. He was a member of the Executive Board of the Special Program for the Financing Basel, Stockholm, Rotterdam and Mimamata Conventions, inluding SAICM, and Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Mechanism to Promote the Implementation and Compliance with the Basel Convention, as well as Co-Chairman of different intersessional meetings, working groups and Basel Convention Partnerships. He is currently co-chair of the Transboundary Movements of Plastic Waste Project Group at the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership and Vice Chairman of the GEO-7 Open Ended Meetings Bureau Process.
Danielle Vienneau is Group Leader of the Environmental Exposure Modeling group at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). As a geospatial environmental epidemiologist, she has extensive and broad experience in environmental health research with an emphasis on spatial modeling of environmental pollution sources (e.g. noise, air pollution, pesticides, green-space, radon) and human interactions. Working at the interface between environmental exposure and health effects, she has conducted numerous exposure assessment, health impact and burden of disease assessments, and epidemiological studies in Switzerland and Europe. She is a member of the Health Effects Institute expert panel on traffic-related air pollution and health (review to be published 2022). She is also an active member of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), previously serving as councillor for both ISEE Global and the Europe chapter.