GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Louise 
Baker
Managing Director, 
Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Ms. Baker joined the UNCCD secretariat in March 2011 and served as Coordinator of the External Relations and Policy Unit of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat. In this role, Louise led work on policy development, communications, advocacy and partnerships.

Originally from a rural farming community in the United Kingdom, in August 2020, Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw appointed Ms. Louise Baker, as the Managing Director of the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  The Global Mechanism supports country level implementation and resource mobilization.

Previous United Nations assignments include high-profile public health campaigns on immunization, tuberculosis and tobacco control for the World Health Organization.  She has lived and worked extensively in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.

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FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: CLOSED.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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Ms. Baker joined the UNCCD secretariat in March 2011 and served as Coordinator of the External Relations and Policy Unit of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat. In this role, Louise led work on policy development, communications, advocacy and partnerships.

Originally from a rural farming community in the United Kingdom, in August 2020, Executive Secretary Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw appointed Ms. Louise Baker, as the Managing Director of the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  The Global Mechanism supports country level implementation and resource mobilization.

Previous United Nations assignments include high-profile public health campaigns on immunization, tuberculosis and tobacco control for the World Health Organization.  She has lived and worked extensively in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.