Topic 1: The role of Conservation Trust Funds in times of crisis: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on biodiversity conservation in Africa
Hours: 11:45-12:45 (Mozambique Time)
Day: Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Topic 2: Innovative Financing Mechanisms – Leveraging REDD+ Payments Through Environmental Funds
Hours: 15:00-16:00 (Mozambique Time)
Day: Thursday, October 07, 2021

Topic 3: Innovative Financing Mechanisms
Hours: 16:00-17:00 (Mozambique Time)
Day: Thursday, October 07, 2021

Panelist: Sean Nazerali
Position: Director for Innovative Financing

Painelista: David Meyers

Sean Nazerali is Director for Innovative Financing – BIOFUND (Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity), and Natural Resource Management specialist with 25 years of experience in international development, of which the last 18 years in Mozambique. He is the co-author of the Feasibility Study on Sustainable Financing of Conservation Areas in Mozambique, and the author of, amongst others, the current Financial Plan for the country’s protected area network. He contributed regularly to the development of the new Conservation Law and Regulations in Mozambique. He has been instrumental in bringing the concept of biodiversity offsets to Mozambique, leading the design of a Roadmap for the country. He has also assisted the Ministry to elaborate the national Forest Investment Plan to reform the forest sector and reduce deforestation in the country via the use of REDD+ funds. He has been involved with BIOFUND since before its creation, facilitating its foundation in 2011. He is currently Director of Innovative.