joined Both ENDS Foundation in 1998, a Dutch NGO that works with civil
society organizations in the Global South to challenge global economic
systems to become sustainable by showing that realistic options for
today’s mainstream activities exist and are viable. Both ENDS’ goal is
a fair and sustainable world in which human rights are respected and
where nature and our natural resources are handled in such way that
they are accessible to all, now and in the future.
Maaike works with people and organizations that are fighting poverty and working on the protection and restoration of the environment. One such activity is supporting and promoting restoration techniques like Analog Forestry and Non Timber Forest Product development.
in Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods, Aaron Becker has 15 years
of experience in programme design and management, focusing on the
formation and advancement of multi-party, interdisciplinary projects,
and development of municipal institutions and community-based
organizations to address poverty through improved natural resource
management, service delivery, and enterprise development.
Based in Vietnam since 2002, his work engaged local communities and indigenous groups in high biodiversity areas to develop co-management arrangements and benefit-sharing mechanisms between the government, the private sector, and communities. Currently, he provides strategic support to the Asian Development Bank-Global Environment Facility as Natural Resources Management Specialist (long-term consultant).
|Milo Bekins Faries||Naturalized
Costa Rican citizen, Milo has been a forest farmer for many years in
Costa Rica working his Analog Forestry (AF) family farm. The farm,
Finca Fila Marucha, has, as its principle objective the production of
Carbon biomass, but it still produces spices, medicinal plants, fruits,
and food stuffs. The farm also serves as an AF demonstration and
Apart from being the Chairperson of the IAFN for the last few years, Milo has worked as a community organizer, leading organizations such as the Development Council of Londres, ASADA Water Aqueduct Association, Union of Development Councils in the County of Aguirre, AF Commission for CATIE, and the Regional Council on the Environment.
|Wirsiy Eric Fondzenyuy||Eric
studied at the Dschang University Centre, Cameroon, graduating with a
Bsc in agriculture in 1990. He worked with Cameroon’s Ministry of
Agriculture as subject matter specialist in charge of vegetable and
food crops and later joined Limbe Botanic Garden (LBG) as an
Agricultural Extension Officer.
Eric started environmental work in 2002, working part time, as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for CENDEP but he now serves as Knowledge Management Officer. He has developed, sourced funding for, and managed several projects both for the LBG and CENDEP in the fields of natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
|Jean Arnold||Executive Director of Falls Brook Center since 1992. Jean is also one of three negotiators for the International Program of The Canadian Environment Network and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Organic Growers.|
holds a PhD on Systems Ecology at U.C. Davis. He was a Senior
Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he worked on the
development of Australian Land Care Strategy and taught Applied Forest
Ecology at the Monash University at Melbourne. He developed the concept
of Analog Forestry that has attracted a global network of practitioners.
Ranil has served on the Biodiversity sub-committee (IFOAM) and developed the certification system for ‘Green Gold’ for responsible mining in Colombia. He instituted the Association for Responsible Mining in Ecuador. He has developed the standards for Certification of Forest Garden Products (FGP), which is a system to evaluate Analog Forestry restoration and productive projects. He is currently working on a synthesis of herbal healing knowledge at his research station ‘Cayambe’ in Sri Lanka, conducts research into sustainable landscape management and is lobbying to set value on photosynthetic biomass globally.
|Grover Stock||Grover is a long time organic food forest farmer and educator. He is a Soil Food Web Advisor, consulting with farmers and vintners to create and maintain the dynamic living cycles of healthy soils. With the International Association of Analog Forestry, Grover evaluates and facilitates AF training methods and creates curriculum to bridge various disciplines in ecology together to create sustainable economies in communities around the globe. He is a Permaculture and Biodynamic instructor, and together with his partner Joseph Brinkley, began the group Horns of Plenty to offer Biodynamic preparations, consulting and education in the US.|
|Kevin Vang||Kevin is a Special Advisor to the World Society for the Protection of Animals, based out of Bangkok, Thailand. He previously served as Regional Director of that organization, and brings to the board a highly diverse experience with government agencies and at the helm of international NGOs. His work has centred in Australia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia, though he has travelled and worked in a vast array of countries. An avid birder, he has photographed birds around the world and maintains the website Bird Explorers.|