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Aline Fabing
Program specialist on World Heritage Sites DRC , UNESCO
Victoria, Malta
I hold a PhD in Biogeography and have more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in sustainable forest management, conservation/biodiversity and sustainable development, including six years at the international level in developing economies Although my main experience is in Africa, I have developed and improved abilities that are an added-value in other geographical areas.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Analysis of the current environment policies and issues, conflict analysis, resource-full problem solving

Negotiation, mediation, inter-cultural communication, technical advices, training/coaching

In-depth knowledge of governance on environmental issues, with a focus on biodiversity, sustainable forest management and genetic resources, and their relationship to national development policy, planning, and economy including equity and gender-specific dimensions

Ability to understand complex issues, analyze them and develop solutions

Ability to think analytically, strategically, and programmatically

Excellent organisational skills, strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills

UNESCO: Program specialist in charge of coordination of the projects in the World Heritage Sites in DRC
•Provide technical advices to Party and raise the awareness of the DRC authorities on the values and biodiversity conservation issues of the World Heritage sites
•Carry out diplomacy activities in the conservation of the WHS;
•Manage and coordinate the programs on the WHS in DRC;
•Assist in the preparation of the documentation and reporting to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the DRC sites
•Strengthen cooperation with UN agencies for the biodiversity conservation of the sites; develop joint programs to ensure that the main goals of the World Heritage Convention are integrated

German Technical Cooperation (GIZ)
Technical advisor to the Congolese government in the protected areas management institution
•Strategic and technical council on approaches and techniques to address highly complex issues
•Strategic & operational planning
•Updating and revision of DRC National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in line with the post 2010 Strategic Plan adopted at the10th Conference of the Parties (COP10)
Coordination process implementation on protected areas expansion
•Trust funds implementation process
•Coordination with others technical & financial partners, government institutions and projects
•Review project proposals under German Cooperation strategic programs

CARE international DRC 2006 - 2008
Program Manager environmental and enterprises development program
•Program administration, budget, and activities coordination and management: planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, lessons learned and strategy revision
•CARE leadership and representation amongst partners and donors
•Coordination management and relations with partners (environment and development international and local NGOs), multi and bilateral agencies (USAID, OFDA, FED, ECHO, GTZ, Banque Mondiale), UN agencies (PNUD/UNOPS, UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF) and local institutions (ICCN, Environment, Health, Interior and Rural Development provincial Ministries)
•Promotion of con
PhD in Biogeography awarded with high honors 2001
Dissertation: “Regional approach to tropical forest sustainability in developing countries. Spatial and structural analysis of deforestation problems in South-Congo (R. of Congo)”

Degree in Geography awarded with distinction in 1996
Spatial Systems and Environment, Specialisation in environmental resources management. Tropical and Mediterranean applications

Master in Geography ERASMUS-Amsterdam awarded with distinction in 1995
“Contribution to the Holocene palaeo-environmental knowledge in South-Congo: infrared spectrometry study from S2 core (Songolo peat bog, Pointe-Noire)’
“South Netherlands Plaggen soils study: origin and characteristics” Geography Amsterdam

Bachelor degree in Geography in 1994
Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg I - Faculté de Géographie (France)

High school Sainte-Chretienne –Sarreguemines (France): Economic and Social specialisation in 1989
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, German
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