Dagmar Timmer

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Dagmar Timmer "is an Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Principal of Resourceful Solutions Consulting, based in Vancouver. She is a co-founder and Managing Director of the One Earth Initiative. Dagmar holds an MA in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and a BA (Honours) from Queen's University. Dagmar sits on the Advisory Committee for the Regional Vancouver Urban Observatory (RVU). In 2007, she and her sister Vanessa became the co-hosts of The Sustainable Region, an award-winning television show in Canada. From 2003-2005, Dagmar was Program Associate and Political Scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF, www.asb.cgiar.org) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her program facilitated a network of rainforest-agriculture margin research sites in the Amazon of Brazil and Perú, the Congo Basin forest of Cameroon, the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, the northern mountains of Thailand, and the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Dagmar is a co-author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), contributing to the tropical forest margins assessment. Prior to joining ICRAF, Dagmar worked from 1999-2003 as a member of the Forest Conservation Programme team at IUCN - The World Conservation Union in Switzerland. Dagmar's work on sustainability issues has spanned from local to national to international levels - from grassroots awareness-raising campaigns in her home city of Vancouver to advocacy in international policy fora such as the UN Forum on Forests and the Convention on Biological Diversity. In 1996, Dagmar was International Coordinator for Youth for Habitat 2, spearheading preparatory work and also participating in the main conference in Istanbul. She also organized the inaugural dialogue amongst NGOs and the World Trade Organization staff on sustainable development concerns in 1998. She helped co-found three environmental organizations, all of which are still active today – including the Environmental Youth Alliance. She has worked, lived and traveled in over 30 countries. She speaks fluent English, French and Dutch and is proficient in Spanish." [1]

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  1. Team, One Earth Initiative, accessed September 14, 2008.