Fouad Bergigui Photo

Fouad Bergigui

Fouad Bergigui Photo

Regional Project Specialist

Fouad is the Africa Regional Project Specialist at the UNDP-GEF Global ABS project that supports the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in 24 countries. He is based in Turkey and is providing direct support to 7 ABS country teams for the implementation of operational and technical activities in Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles and Sudan.

Region

Africa

Languages

English, French, Arabic, Amazigh, Turkish

Fouad previously served for UNDP in Morocco as a Program Analyst in charge of biodiversity and natural resources management (2013-2016), and as a Youth Development Specialist within the UNV program (2011-2013). Before joining the UN System, Fouad worked on implementing grassroot projects, research and advocacy on sustainable development and environmental issues in NGOs in Africa. His fields of expertise include access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS), natural resources management, climate change adaptation, gender mainstreaming and innovation for development.

Fouad holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute (Morocco). He holds certificates on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation from SMHI (Sweden), on Sustainability from HOSEI University (Japan), and on Multilateral Environmental Agreements from the University of Eastern Finland. Fouad is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Şehir University (Turkey) with a focus on the disruptive potential of blockchain in sustainable development and international relations.

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