Angela Cropper

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Angela Cropper "Angela Cropper joined UNEP as the Deputy Executive Director in February 2008. She is also currently acting as Officer-in-Charge of UNEP's Division of Regional Co-operation...

"Starting her career as an economist, Angela has also held senior positions with the Caribbean Community and Common Market Secretariat (CARICOM) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) followed by positions as interim Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and as Senior Adviser on Environment and Development with the United Nations Development Programme...

"She is currently serving on a number of international advisory boards, including the CARICOM Task Force on Functional Cooperation, the Council of the United Nations University, the European Union High-Level Panel on Sustainability, the Board of Trustees of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the External Advisory Group to the World Bank on the Implementation of its forest strategy." [1]

She was appointed to the Board of IDRC in June 2005. "She is currently serving her first term, which will expire in June 2009. Ms. Cropper is presently the Co-founder and President of the Cropper Foundation, a not-for-profit organization contributing to public policy for sustainable development. She is based in Trinidad and Tobago. Other positions she has held include: Co-Chair to the Assessment Panel of the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment; and Chair-elect of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).[1]

"Dr. Cropper was appointed Independent Member of the Senate of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago in 2005. She has been extensively involved with a number of NGOs including in the following capacities: Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity; Senior Adviser, Environment and Development, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Program; Adviser in Environment and in Education to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Director of the Division of Functional Cooperation, Secretariat to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Georgetown, Guyana (including Health, Education, Culture, Environment and Development, Women in Development); and Caribbean Representative of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region and Project Manager for Eastern Caribbean in Population and Development (a USAID-funded project to enhance and equip personnel and facilities in family planning service delivery), Bridgetown, Barbados.

"Dr. Cropper serves as President and Member of the Board of Trustees, The Cropper Foundation; Co-chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Panel; Member of the Board, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; Member, Board of Trustees, Stockholm Environment Institute; Member, Board of Governors, International Development Research Council of Canada; Member, Board of Trustees, SciDevNe; Member, External Advisory Group to the World Bank on implementation of its forest strategy; Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, Global Environmental Facility; Member and International Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, Canada (third term); and Member and Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia (second term)." [2]

"In 2005, Angela was appointed by the President of Trinidad and Tobago as an Independent Senator in the Parliament. Most recently, Angela was named as the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She took up those responsibilities in February 2008." [2]

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  1. Angela Cropper, UNEP, accessed November 16, 2009.
  2. Directors, Cropper Foundation, accessed April 19, 2009.
  3. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Board, organizational web page, accessed November 28, 2014.