Lydia Zemke

Assistant to the Principal Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Assistant to the Principal Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity (UN Environment).
Junior Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Lydia Zemke is the Assistant to the Principal Officer at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the United Nations Programme on Environment where she works on matters related to the facilitation of national and regional level scientific and technical cooperation for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, regional capacity-building activities, resource mobilization and the financial mechanism of the Convention. She has gained significant experience in research at various academic institutions, including the Centre for Interuniversity Research in Montreal (CIRANO), the Centre for International Peace and Security (CIPSS) and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC).

Lydia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Joint Honours) in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University and a Masters in Engineering in International Project Management and Global Engineering from the École de technologie supérieure.

During her Fellowship, Lydia will explore the role of scientific and technical cooperation for innovation in the field of sustainable development.