Anna has worked as part of the BIP Secretariat for almost five years. Her current responsibilities include the coordination of the BIP’s global indicator development in support of the CBD and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Anna has experience in both the communication and technical development of global biodiversity indicators. She has also supported the BIP’s work on capacity building by co-facilitating regional workshops and contributing to the delivery of materials, which will form part of the BIP’s new toolkit for national indicator development and use. When not at her desk you will find Anna running along a canal way training for her next marathon.
Philip leads the BIP Secretariat’s work on linking global and national biodiversity indicator work, especially capacity building materials and workshops for national indicator developers. He also works at UNEP-WCMC on capacity building in ecosystem assessments, including understanding ecosystem functioning, and the stakeholder engagement in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment. He has a degree in Ecology and MSc in Natural Resource Management, worked in Chiapas, Mexico for seven years, and is a keen birder.
Sarah works as part of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership Secretariat on the organisation and delivery of the capacity building workshops, the training of trainers programme and the e-learning and capacity toolkit. Sarah received an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, having previously completed a BA in modern languages, and has work experience ranging from meerkat fieldwork in the Kalahari to project management in Egypt. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, attempting to get to grips with photography and occasional (fair-weather) rowing.
Cristina’s main interest lies in the field of biodiversity governance and the science-policy interface, and in how policy-making processes can translate scientific results into action. She is the Communications Manager of the BIP, acting as focal point between the BIP Secretariat, Partners, end users, the CBD Secretariat and other relevant stakeholders. She also works at UNEP-WCMC on a range of projects related to ecosystem assessment and support to various Conventions and MEAs. She obtained a first degree in Biology after studying in Spain and Finland, and holds a MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College. Previous to join WCMC in 2012, Cristina worked for the UNEP/CMS Secretariat, and for the European Commission. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, swimming, and getting lost in all corners of the world.
Annabel has recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in Geography, specialising in the physical environment. She joined the Ecosystem Assessment Programme after a summer internship at the centre, during which she worked on a varied range of ecosystem service based projects and now focueses more particularly on the development and sustainable use of biodiversity indicators involved in the BIP. When not at work Annabel enjoys early morning runs, travelling adventures, exploring beautiful places, doodling sketches and a steaming cup of tea with friends.