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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Head of the Service
Ministry of Environment
Head of the Service for watershed management
Ministry of Environment, Madagascar
WILD Foundation
WILD Foundation
Food Sovereignty Advocate
Environmental Activist
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
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
Global Landscapes Forum
Youth Negotiators Academy
Senior Manager, Restoration Finance
Global Restoration Initiative (GRI), World Resources Institute
Senior Land and Water Officer, Land and Water Division (NSL)
Senior Investment Manager, Sustainability Department
DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
Alternative Sets of Assistance Initiative, Ghana
Forest and Climate Team
Green Climate Fund
Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonía Ecuatorianal (CONFENIAE)
Youth, Culture and Sports Coordinator
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
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Senior Special Chief Secretary
Global Head, Climate Finance & Policy
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Senior Producer
Al Jazeera
Regional Director for Asia-Pacific
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
National Biodiversity Authority
head of Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme
Sustainable Trade Initiative, IDH
Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme Lead
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