Speakers engaged with us

Here are all of the 2,700+ speakers who have appeared at the GLF’s events since its inception in 2013. From top scientists, economists and Indigenous leaders to entrepreneurs, filmmakers and grassroots activists, discover the diverse array of global voices that have taken to the stage at the world’s leading platform on sustainable land use.

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Scholar and environmental activist
India
Climate activist and Founder, Rise Up
Rise Up
Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD)
The Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD)
Head, Genebank
ICRISAT
MSc Agroecology and Organic Agriculture
Wageningen University

Moderator and biologist
Environmental Economist
Economics of Land Degradation Initiative
Spiritual Leader and Quilombola Feminist Activist
Managing Director
The Good Food Institute
Manager, Restoration Finance
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Senior Land and Water Officer, Land and Water Division (NSL)
FAO
Senior Investment Manager, Sustainability Department
DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Executive Director
SEMA-ACRE
Chief Executive Officer
Alternative Sets of Assistance Initiative, Ghana
Forest and Climate Team
Green Climate Fund
Youth, Culture and Sports Coordinator
CONFENIAE
Head of the Climate Change Unit
Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
Research Scientist
Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics
Senior Director
Conservation International-Indonesia
Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana
Commonland
Commonland
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Senior Special Chief Secretary
India
Global Head, Climate Finance & Policy
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Senior Producer
Al Jazeera
Regional Director for Asia-Pacific
Youth4Nature
Director
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Chairman
National Biodiversity Authority
head of Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme
Sustainable Trade Initiative, IDH
Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme Lead
IDH
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Skin Gourmet Limited
Founder and Coordinator
Shibuye Community Health Workers, Kenya
Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Task force on Primary forests and Intact forest landscapes
Agricultural Officer and Policy advisor
FAO
Director General
Director of Reforestation, Landscape and Forest Management
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Madagascar
Présidente/President
PNFDDSA (Plateforme Nationale Femme, Développement Durable et Sécurité Alimentaire) / PNFDDSA (National Platform for Women, Sustainable Development and Food Security), Madagascar
Film Director
The Forest Maker
President, GREEN SÉNÉGAL
Senior Advisor, CESE