Serena Fortuna

REDD+ Team Leader

Serena Fortuna is the REDD+ Team leader and co-lead of the Forests and Climate workstream in the Forestry Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Serena has twenty-one years of working experience between FAO and other international organizations (CGIAR, IUCN, UN environment) in climate change mitigation and adaptation, reducing deforestation and forest degradation, coastal ecosystem management and disaster risk reduction. She joined FAO efforts supporting countries on the REDD+ process in 2012, emphasizing aspects related to enhanced governance, integrated landscape approach and synergies with agriculture. In her professional life, she has been based in Rome, Bangkok and Panama, gaining experience in fieldwork as well as in project management and team coordination in Asia, Latin America and the global level.