Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger
Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany - Conceptualization and project advisor, WABES
Participant in multiple IPBES Plenaries and national IPBES Meetings
IPBES is one of the most important initiatives to support evidence-based decision-making on biodiversity and ecosystem services, but countries from many parts of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, have been left out because the political and economic circumstances have not allowed experts to participate as much as they should have. WABES is a project designed to improve this situation, and I am very pleased to be a team member of WABES, which will be a success story with the support and enthusiasm of our local partners.