Regional Steering Committee

Welcome to the MFF Regional Steering Committee (RSC) page.

The Regional Steering Committee (RSC) is co-chaired by IUCN and UNDP, with national government representatives and institutional partners as its members. The Committee monitors the overall implementation of the initiative’s programmes of work and holds annual meetings.


MFF Co-Chairs


Jose Erezo Padilla

Regional Technical Advisor, Water and Oceans

Bangkok Regional Hub
United Nations Development Programme
3rd Floor United Nations Service Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand



Aban Marker Kabraji

Regional Director

IUCN Asia Regional Office
63 Soi 39 Sukhumvit Road,
Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


National Coordination Body (NCB) Chairs



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Mr. Istiaque Ahmed


Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh


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Mr. Vann Monyneath

Deputy Director-General of Technical Affairs

Ministry of Environment



Dr. Amita Prasad

Additional Secretary

Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India






Mrs Sri Yanti Wibisana

Acting Director Marine and Fisheries

National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)





Mr. Ibrahim Naeem

Director General

Environment Protection Agency, Ministry of Housing and Environment


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Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw

Director General

Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry




Mr. Khizar Hayat Khan


Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Islamabad




Mr. Denis Matatiken

Special Advisor to the Minister,

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change






Sri Lanka

Mr. Ajith Silva

Director Policy & Planning

Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy
Rajamalwatte Road, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka





Dr Maitree Duangsawasdi

Former Director General

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources





Viet Nam

Dr. Vu Thanh Ca


The Department of International Cooperation and Science, Technology, Viet Nam Administration of Sea and Island (VASI), MONRE


Institutional Partners



Mr. Kenichi Shono

Forest Resources Officer

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Maliwan Mansion, Phra Athit Road Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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UN Environment 

Mr. Kaveh Zahedi

Regional Director - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP)

UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/ROAP)
2nd Floor, Block A, UN Building
Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200

Tel: +662 288 2314

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Wetlands International

Ms. Femke Tonneijck

Project Manager Mangrove Capital,

Wetlands International
P.O.Box 471, 6700 AL Wageningen, The Netherlands 

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Ms. Louise Herrmann

First Secretary,

Senior Program Manager

Environment & Climate Change

Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok




Ms. Sofi Obrestad Halling

Senior Adviser

Department for Climate, Energy, Environment and Research, Section for Climate, Forests and Green Economy
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation


Ms. Dorthea Damkjær

Chief Advisor, Multilateral Cooperation and Climate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K

TLF. +45 3392 0000 / 

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Royal Norwegian Embassy

Mr. Vegard Holmelid

‎Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok
591 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 33
Bangkok 10110 Thailand


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ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Mr. Roberto V. Oliva

Executive Director

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
3F, ERDB Building, Forestry Campus
College, Laguna 4031, Philippines






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