Regional Vice-Chair: West Asia
Ali Darwish (Lebanon) Regional Vice-Chair West Asia, is the president of Greenline Association in Lebanon. He was a Chief Technical Advisor in Agriculture for the German Technical Cooperation Agency since May 2005.
He worked as Project Manager for the National Action Programme to Combat Desertification (for the implementation of UNCCD), UNDP/Ministry of Agriculture and as a Free Lance Consultant-Agriculture, Environment and Development.
His professional experience has included the design, coordination and implementation of several initiatives on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development; a major contribution to the setting up of a Lebanese Organic Farming System (institutional and legal); working with many international agencies on development priorities in Lebanon and the region; and lobbying on trade related issues, food sovereignty and sustainable livelihoods. Ali is serving a second term on IUCN Council as a Regional Councillor for West Asia.