Laurent Some

Director, External Relations and Partnerships, WWF East & Southern Africa

BSc in Biological Sciences; MSc in Forestry. 1993-96, Senior Researcher, Advisor and Lecturer, National Tree Seed Centre of Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, Ministry of Environment and Tourism. With WWF: 1996-2000, Senior Programme Officer, Bio Diversity Support Programme, US; 2001-02, Country Representative, Cameroon; 2002-08, Regional Representative, Central Africa Regional Programme Office; since 2008, Africa and Madagascar Programme Director. Founding Member and Vice-President, Fondation des Amis de la Nature, Naturama, an environmental NGO in Burkina Faso. Member, International Tropical Foresters Association. Chairman, Foundation of Sangha Trinational, a trust fund set up to ensure sustainable financing of forest landscapes between Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. Author of several technical publications.

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