Experts' profiles - Wondwosen K. Asnake
Wondwosen K. Asnake
Wondwosen (Wondy) K. Asnake is responsible for the development and coordination of NGO/Civil Society engagement in the programme delivery of UNEP/ROE. He facilitates cooperation and partnerships amongst regional and sub-regional NGO/CSO actors, and initiate an active dialogue with NGOs/CSOs with expertise and knowledge of the environment and development process in the region (Women, Youth, Indigenous people and their communities, NGOs, Local Authorities, Worker and Trade Unions, educational institutions, sport organizations etc.), and coordinates regional NGO consultations and inputs UNEP processes.

He is responsible for managing a network of UNEP national committees established to assist UNEP in increasing public awareness of its mandate and mission, promote public support for UNEPs work, draw attention to global, regional and national environmental problems and concerns, as well as help organizing special events, meetings, seminars and workshops on various environment and development issues.

He is also involved in UNEP's flagship magazine for young people on environment and development issues adoptable to the young audiences and those interested in youth development- TUNZA. Tunza was previously published as Teen Planet Magazine (2000-2003).

He is a focal point for Gender, Environment and Health, and Environmental Education in the region.

He holds B. A. and M.I.B.A degrees in International Business and Development.
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