Experts' profiles - Makiko Yashiro
Makiko Yashiro

Makiko Yashiro works as a Programme Officer/Regional Coordinator for Ecosystem Management Sub-programme at UNEP's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). Working closely with regional and national partners, she coordinates UNEP's work in the field of ecosystem management implemented in the region, and provides support to Governments in implementing biodiversity-related Conventions.. Before joining ROAP in January 2014, she spent eight years at UNEP's headquarters in Nairobi, working for the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC), as well as the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI). In DELC and DEPI, she was involved in the work relating to synergies among multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), the establishment of an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES), as well as the projects relating to ecosystem services economics.

Prior to joining UNEP, she worked for the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan where she managed projects focused on community-centered approaches for environmental management and various capacity building programmes. While working for the UNU, she spent six months in Sri Lanka where she coordinated UNU's project on Inter-linkages: Synergies and Coordination of MEAs in South Asia. Makiko holds Master's degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California.

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