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Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change

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Geordie Colville  started his post graduate career in1998 with UNDP, in New York as a policy and project development specialist. In 2001 Geordie became UNDP-GEF Regional Manager for climate change in the Arab States, moving in 2003 to Europe and CIS as Regional Coordinator for Climate Change. Since the beginning of 2009 he has become Senior Programme Officer at UNEP, responsible for the GEF climate change portfolio there.


MANFUL, George
Task Manager, Climate Change

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George Manful obtained his PhD in Environment Technology in 1992.  He worked for 16 years with Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana (EPA), rising through the ranks from the position of an Assistant Programme Officer in January 1982 to the post of Director of Operations in 1998.  As the Director of Operations he initiated, directed, supervised and provided oversight of the operational duties of the Agency in the areas of environmental management of the mining and manufacturing industries in Ghana. 

He also directed the Agency’s work in Environmental Inspectorate services, Environmental Assessment and Audit services, as well as Conventions and Project Implementation services. Furthermore he also helped to manage the World Bank, GEF and DFID financed US$ 32 million Ghana Environmental Resource Management Project. He served as the UNFCCC National Focal Point of Ghana for 5 years and was elected as the Vice President of the COP Bureau in 1997.  In the capacity, he placed a key in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC. 

In January 1999 he joined the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn as Programme Officer in Charge of Financial and Technical Support for the implementation of the UNFCCC in developing countries.  He later worked as Chief of GEF Liaison Unit and also served for 8 months as an Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Secretariat before joining UNEP’s Division of GEF Coordination in May 2005 as a Senior Task Manager in charge of Climate Change Enabling Activities.  This portfolio included the provision of support to developing countries for the preparation of National Climate Change reports (national communications) and Technology Needs Assessment reports under the UNFCCC.  He is married and has son and a daughter.

Task Manager, Climate Change

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Peerk De Bakker e obtained his Dutch degree as Engineer in Land - and Water management in 1979. After a short stint designing roads, parks and parking lots in one of the newly built cities in the polders, he was invited by the Ministry of Health and Environment to join a project to gauge both emissions (measuring exhausts of coal fired power plants and industries) and emissions (relating concentration levels of air pollutants to wind directions; first reports on transboundary air pollution). In 1982 Peerke and his wife moved to the Philippines where he became an associate professor at one of the local universities, teaching Physics, Natural Science and Computer Programming.

The German GTZ invited him in 1986 to join the Philippine German Special Energy program promoting above all Solar PV, Solar thermal and small Hydro for decentralized applications. From 1991 to 2004 Peerke worked first for a German consultant and later for a French consultant on a multitude of projects and project developments covering Hydro, Solar PV and Solar Thermal, Wind and Biomass in a number of Asian, African and Latin American countries mostly on behalf of the WB and EC. During 4 years Peerke was the ASEAN coordinator of the EC funded Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources In South East Asia ( PRESSEA) based in Jakarta.

In 2004 Peerke joined the GEF Division of UNEP as a Task Manager in the Climate Change team, focusing on the development and management of projects in the field of Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Geothermal) as well as Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Peerke is still married and has 2 grown up daughters.....


FIDA, Ermira
Task Manager, Climate Change

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Ermira Fida is a holder of a Master Degree in Physics and Master on Business Administration. She started her carrier in 1993 in teaching at the University of Tirana, Albania. Between 1994 and 1998 she worked for the Government Albania on issues related to climate change and ozone layer. Between 1998 and 2008 she worked for UNDP Albania as Manager of the Climate Change Portfolio. While working in  Tirana, Ermira has represented Albania  in the negotiations process under the UN Convention on Climate Change and has got  several  responsibilities under the UNFCCC  process.

In February 2009 Ermira  joined UNEP team in Nairobi . She is working  for the GEF Division of UNEP as Task Manager for Adaptation. Ermira is married and has one daughter.

HASSING, Edu Task Manager
Climate Change UNEP/DTIE

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Task Manager, Climate Change

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Conrado S. Heruela has been involved in managing programs on improving energy access, renewable energy development, and integrated energy & environment strategies for different UN agencies and Asian countries. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, a M. in Environmental Engineering and a Dipl. in Development Economics; all from the University of the Philippines (UP). After finishing his B.S. in 1976, he did environmental engineering work, first with the UP Industrial Research Center and later with the Philippines San Miguel Corporation. In 1982, he moved into energy; he joined the Philippine Ministry of Energy (now Department of Energy or DOE) and work there; first with the Non-Conventional Resources Division and later, as Director of Energy Utilization and Promotion Services.

During this time, he was also a lecturer at UP Engineering Graduate School. During his stint with the DOE, he initiated a decentralized approach to promoting renewable energy in rural areas through area-based planning methodologies that integrates energy and rural development programs. In 1992, he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and moved to Bangkok, Thailand to work as energy planning/policy specialist for the FAO Regional Wood Energy Development Programme (RWEDP), where he became involved in capacity-building activities in 16 Asian developing countries for almost another decade. He continued working for a FAO as a consultant and also for others.

 He has worked for the UN Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (ESCAP), the Council of Renewable Energy (CORE) for the Mekong Region, Winrock International, International Resources Group, Center for Energy & Environmental Research & Development, WB-Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) Program, ENERGIA (gender & energy network), and the Asia-Pacific regional offices of UNDP and UNEP. In 2007, he became Chief Technical Adviser of the UNDP Sustainable Rural Energy Development Programme for DPR Korea (North Korea) and moved to Pyongyang. When UNDP operations in North Korea were suspended almost a year later, he moved back to Bangkok, from where he was recruited to join the UNEP-DGEF office in Nairobi in 2008.

Programme Assistant UNEP/DTIE

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MANYEKI Angela Programme
Assistant Climate Change
Office Phone: +254-20-7623424
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Angela Manyeki  brings to UNEP 6 years of experience in Administrative duties.

Angela is currently working as a Programme Assistant in the Climate Change focal area. She began to working with UNEP/DGEF  in 2003. She has previously worked for UNICEF Somalia Support Office and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).


Brenda Lilech
Programme Assistant Climate Change

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Brenda Lilech joined  UNEP in October 2010. She is working in GEF Division as a Programme Assistant in the Climate Change focal area.

Brenda holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineer and Biotechnology from DI Mendelev University Moscow Russia and Masters in Business Administration degree  from United States International University (USIU) Kenya. Prior to joining UNEP, Brenda has years of working experience in the pharmaceutical and telecommunication industry.