The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) has renewed the membership of its management bodies. The members who ended their terms of office have, with dedication and professionalism, guided and supported the foundation since the first steps from its creation, establishment, consolidation and growth.
Narciso Matos elected new Chairperson of the Board of BIOFUND
BIOFUND now has a new Chairperson of its Board of Directors. He is Narciso Matos who replaces Abdul Magid Osman, who occupied the post for about ten (10) years. Matos takes over the leadership of the BIOFUND Board of Directors at a time when the foundation is recording institutional growth and an increase in its financial capacity to mobilise resources for the conservation of biodiversity in the country.
The Board of Directors of BIOFUND now consists of Narciso Matos (as Chairperson), Jorge Ferrão (Deputy Chairperson), Adamo Valy (as Secretary and previously Chairperson of the Supervisory Board), Lourenço do Rosário (previously Chairperson of the Board of the General Assembly), Marcos Pereira (previously rapporteur of the Supervisory Board), Milagre Nuvunga (new member), Carlos Henriques (new member), Júlia Crause, representing KfW and Madyo Couto, representing the Ministry of Land and Environment.
The BIOFUND General Assembly also elected the new members of the Board of the General Assembly and of the Supervisory Board, namely: Fernando Sumbana (Chairperson of the Board of the General Assembly) and Roberto Zolho (Secretary of the Board of the General Assembly), who join Ângelo Levy (Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the General Assembly), who continues his term of office as representative of the Gorongosa Restoration Project; and Teresa Alves and Afonso Madope who join Miguel Langa who continues his term of office as representative of the MIMAIP. For more information about the new members of the management bodies, click here
The election of new members took place at the 9th meeting of the General Assembly, held recently in virtual format.
BIOFUND extends a warm welcome to the new members of the management bodies, and wishes them much success in the coming years of joint work! On the occasion of bidding farewell to the outgoing members of the management bodies, the team of the BIOFUND Secretariat produced a video in tribute to Magid Osman, Anabela Rodrigues, Óscar Monteiro, Rui Monteiro and Luís Dínis. To watch the video, click here