To initiate the discussion, we would like to share with you what my team and I have been thinking. But please do not feel constrained by this, as we would like to hear what you have to say, whether it is in agreement or not with our ideas.

Increasing diversity

A wide diversity of backgrounds, experiences and disciplines in the SSC Chair’s Office and SSC Steering Committee will enrich the perspectives available and increase our efficacy in addressing global conservation challenges.

The SSC Chair’s office will be based in Caracas, with key staff located in North America and Europe. We aim to build a multilingual team, able to respond to the SSC membership in the three IUCN official languages. We will also strive to identify emerging leaders in the eight IUCN statutory regions, and make sure that they are represented in the Steering Committee.