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Day 1

Welcome

17.00 opening Summit
17.15 agenda Summit
17.45 successes and improvements of 2013
18.30 first speaker
19.30 drinks, food and the chance to meet each other

Day 2

Working together

0900 tot 09.30 first seminar
0940-1100 first workshop
1115-1200 presentation company 1
1200-1300 lunch
1310-1340 second speaker
1350-1500 continue workshop
1500-1600 visiting company stands
1630-1800 diner
1815-1845 third speaker
1900-1945 presentation company 2
2000-2100 finishing workshop
2100 – x drinks and networking

Day 3

Presenting results

Speakers and Guests

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    Andrea Crosta

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    Andrea Crosta

    Executive Director Elephant Action League. Boardmember of the Italian NGO “Torbiera” Zoological Society and since 1989 involved on a variety of wildlife conservation and research projects in Argentina, Armenia, Italy, Estonia, Thailand, Kenya and Gabon.
 Through the “Torbiera” Zoological Society he supported the work of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) regarding anti-poaching and first aid training.He has been an international consultant to companies and governmental agencies on high-end security services and risk management for over 15 years, a unique knowledge that he also applies to conservation and wildlife protection.
In his business life in 1998 he founded ‘Think Italy’, among the first e-commerce companies in Italy and the first case study of Microsoft Italy on e-commerce.
 He is a partner of ‘Kids Home’, a private NGO that provides support to children in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    He holds a Master Degree in Natural Sciences, a Master Degree in Business & Innovation and a BSc in Psychology. Together with Nir Kalron Andrea did an extensive undercover investigation into the relationship between poaching and Al Shabab. Most recently: Andrea is the Project Leader and founder of WildLeaks.

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    Johan Jooste

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    Johan Jooste

    Active service of 35 years as Infantry officer, commanding light, motorized, mechanized and para infantry at various units and combat groupings. A war veteran of Southern African campaigns. Exited as member of the general staff with extensive experience of strategy, leadership and defence management.anagement.

    2008-2012 Director International Business Development-BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
    Business development for protected mobilty systems in the Defence and Security environment on all continents. The emphasis was on international partnering and collaboration with due cognisance of end user requirements in the modern day theatres of conflict. The post description included strategic inputs for new product and technology development in the medium and long term.

    In 2012 Chief executive David Mabunda of SANParks acquired the services of retired Major General Johan Jooste (60) as a part of its effort to fight rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.Johan Jooste holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Military and Strategic Leadership degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from the Military Academy SA.

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    Gerben Jan Gerbrandy

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    Gerben Jan Gerbrandy

    Representative Dutch Government and EU Member of Parliament on wildlife

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    Gills Nyanganji

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    Gills Nyanganji

    Wildlife Conservation Society project manager Yankari National Park – Nigeria.

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    Naftali Honig

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    Naftali Honig

    PALF – coordinator in Congo – Brazzaville. Part of the E.A.G.L.E. network

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    Pauline Verheij

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    Pauline Verheij

    Since graduating from the University of Amsterdam as an environmental lawyer in 1995, she has worked in a variety of advisory and project management positions in the private, public and non-profit sector. Having dealt with environmental law and enforcement issues from different perspectives she developed a unique expertise on issues related to the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and biodiversity law. Since 2005 Pauline has specialized on the enforcement of wildlife law, in particular CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora). Through her work in Asia for nearly 3 years as TRAFFIC/WWF’s tiger trade programme manager, she has obtained a deep understanding of the dynamics of illegal wildlife trade in Asia and the drivers behind it. This diverse background forms a perfect basis for her current work as a wildlife law and enforcement expert with EcoJust. EcoJust was established in 2012 by Pauline Verheij and is based in The Netherlands.

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    Ofir Drori

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    Ofir Drori

    Ofir, born 26 April 1976) is an Israeli writer and activist based in Central Africa. He is the founder of LAGA – the Last Great Ape Organisation, an enforcement Non-Governmental Organization that fights corruption in order to bring about to the arrests and prosecutions of major wildlife criminals dealing in endangered animal species. LAGA’s award winning model for a wildlife law enforcement NGO has started in Cameroon and is now replicated in the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Gabon. The model has already been set up under the PALF project in Congo-Brazzaville and the RALF project in Central Africa Republic with arrests and prosecutions carried out. In Gabon, the AALF project is responsible for replication under the NGO Conservation Justice. Apart of Central Africa, the model is on-going in Togo under the TALFF project and in Guinea-Conakry under the GALF project.


    In 2005, based on the experience of fighting corruption in the judiciary and the forces of law and order, he has founded another NGO, called Anti-Corruption in Cameroon, or AC–Cameroon, which focuses on establishing Anti-Corruption law enforcement in Cameroon, and involving citizens in the fight against corruption through direct legal action. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious World Wildlife Fund Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal for his work. Drori co-wrote The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent with David McDannald

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    Lee White

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    Lee White

    Professor White first went to Lopé in 1989 to carry out his PhD on the effects of vegetation history and logging on rainforest mammals with the University of Edinburgh. He went on to a post doc on vegetation history in Lope, setting up botanical plots to describe and monitor change in the vegetation of the region, before founding the WCS-Gabon programme, writing several technicql books on African Forest conservation, developing training programmes for national and international students and playing a key role in the creation of Gabon’s national parks. Prof White directed the Wildlife Conservation Society programme in Gabon until 2007 and in 2009 became head of the National Parks Agency in Gabon (ANPN), responsible for a network of 13 National Parks. He is also technical director of the Gabonese Government’s Climate Change Task Force. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Stirling and is a prominent conservationist in Africa.

     

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