Experts' profiles - Margaret Oduk
Margaret Oduk
Margaret Oduk is an environmental management researcher, specialized in biodiversity and related issues including biosafety. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Margaret joined UNEP in 2002, working with the Biodiversity and Land Law and Governance Unit of the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions. Her current activities are focused on biodiversity-related conventions including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). She has actively participated in intergovernmental biodiversity negotiations since 1997, and is particularly interested in the international policy and technical aspects of these conventions.

Prior to Joining UNEP she was a postdoctoral fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo, Japan. Her main area of focus at UNU-IAS was the CBD and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Before proceeding to Japan, she was a Research Officer at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).
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