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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CEO and Founder
Commonland
Senior Commodity Trade Specialist
IDH
Lead Agricultural Economist
Global Director
Mongabay
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Eldoret
Director of Ecosystem Assessment, Planning and Audit
Kenya Water Towers Agency
Monitoring, Evaluation Evidence and learning Coordinator
Care Tanzania
Senior Program Manager
IDH
Senior Program Manager
ISLA Kenya
Researcher and Climate Change Practitioner
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
GLFx
GLFx Yaounde chapter member, Secondary school teacher
Gender Specialist, Part-time consultant
Landesa on Women Land Right in Ethiopia
Coordinator
Climate Change and Biodiversity, COICA; General Secretary, OPIAC
Technical Adviser
CIAT
Programme Officer on Science and Interim Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific
UNCCD
Member
Colombia National Council of Guadua, Bamboo Productive Chain and its Agroindustry
Youth Director
Earth Guardians
Alternate Nobel Prize winner & Farmer
Burkina Faso
Indigenous activist and artist from the Tuxá people of Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
Director of Energy Resources, Mineral and Mining
Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas
Assistant in indigenous territorial management
WCS Bolivia

Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) & Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenExp
Regional Director of Africa and Latam
BlueOrchard Finance
Director-General for Ontario and Northern Canada
David Suzuki Foundation
Executive Director
Green Climate Fund
Communicator and Indigenous leader
Rio Soritor Native Community, Awajún, Rioja Province - San Martin Department, Peru
Minister of Environment
Arab Republic of Egypt
Senior Researcher
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
president & chief engineer
Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based Composites Technology Co., Ltd
Forestry Officer
FAO
Knowledge Sharing Coordinator
GLF
Director
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)