Senior Manager and Head of Safeguards
Monika Bertzky has worked in international nature conservation for more than 15 years. She has a record of accomplishment developing, leading and contributing to projects with UN bodies, governments, NGOs, academia & civil society in Africa, Asia and especially Latin America.
Her main areas of expertise are social and environmental safeguards and standards (e.g. Cancun, UNDP, UNEP, GCF/IFC), risk assessment, Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the development of Environmental and Social Management Frameworks and Plans (ESMF and ESMP), REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems, the role of biodiversity & ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and country support on REDD+ and GCF projects.
Monika holds a PhD in Human Geography, a University Diploma in Biology and has completed additional trainings, e.g. in “Human Rights and Human Wrongs”, “Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace” and “Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries”.