Iola Leal Riesco

Governance Expert - EU FLEGT Facility

Main responsibilities:

Work on Voluntary Partnership Agreements as part of the EU FLEGT Action plan in cooperation with the European Commission, with particular emphasis on legality standard development and the implementation of governance commitments.

Personal background:

  • MSc in Forest and Human Ecology
  • Over 10 years experience working on FLEGT and related forest governance issues, particularly in South America and Central and West Africa. Work experience has focused on political work, and facilitating and supporting stakeholders on sensitive issues in multi-cultural environments, particularly in Africa.

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