The GIASIPartnership Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides guidance and support to the Partner.ship.  In the first twelve months of the Partnership an interim Steering Commitee was in place, which passed responsibility to the full Steering Committee in October 2013.

The Steering Committee membership is as follows:

Mr Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

The Executive Secretary
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
413 St-Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Canada

Mr Donald Hobern

Executive Secretary
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Mr Hesiquio Benitez Dias

Director General de Cooperación Internacional e Implementación, CONABIO,
Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad

Mr. Sabino Meri Francis Ogwal,

Natural Resources Management Specialist
Environmental Monitoring and Compliance
National Environment Management Authority
NEMA House,  Plot 17/19/21  Jinja Road
P.O. Box 22255,

Mr David Morveley

Invasive alien species specialist
Small Island and Developing States
PO Box 240, Apia, Samoa

Ms Melodie McGeoch

Assoc. Professor
Faculty of Science
Clayton Campus
Monash University Victoria 3800

Mr. Sankaran Kavileveettil

The Asia Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network
Kerala Forest Research Institute
Peechi, Thrissur- 680 653
Kerala, INDIA

Mr. Saw Leng Guan

Forest Biodiversity Division
Forest Research Institute Malaysia
52109 Kepong

Mr Piero Genovesi

Chair of IUCN Invasive Species Specialists Group
Senior Scientist ISPRA Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Via V. Brancati 48
00144 Rome, Italy

Dr Christopher Lyal  (ex-officio)

Life Sciences Department
Terrestrial Invertebrates Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Position vacant (ex-officio)
Interoperability and quality improvement working group

Ms Shyama Pagad (ex-officio)
Information synthesis and assessment working group
Program Manager
Invasive Species Information Management
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Mr Martin Parr (ex-officio)
interim Non-web based information and communication working group – at this meeting he represents CABI
Programme Manager
CABI Head Office
Nosworthy Way
OX10 8DE

Ms. Junko Shimura (ex-officio)
Programme Officer for invasive alien species
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
413 St-Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Canada

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