Translator, Strategist, Passionate
To get more people to promote the implementation of the Aichi Targets
Biodiversity and nature were always marginal issues in our society, but we are now in getting the opportunity — possibly our last chance — to change that.
Teppei DOHKE has been working for Japan Committee for IUCN for ten years and was appointed secretary general in September 2014.
With more than 10 years of communication and coordination experience regarding IUCN and Japan National Committee for IUCN, as well as deep involvement with the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) processes among IUCN, IUCN Asia, and national and international NGOs, DOHKE is a trusted liaison between industry, NGOs, and government in the field of biodiversity conservation in Japan.
Working for governments, NGOs, global policy makers and local conservation groups, DOHKE became skilled at translating policy concepts and CBD-related technical language into more understandable words for civil society and which lead to presentations, honing his public speaking skills and workshop facilitation abilities.
Also, during preparation for the CBD-COP10 (Nagoya 2010), he played general coordinator for Japan Civil Network for CBD, which lead to more than 150 organizational member joining; that experience made him a team player and lead to the new area of coaching youth.
The commitment has expanded from 28 organizations (at kick-off) to 275 as of end of December 2014 — and the campaign is still growing up. The Aichi targets will never be reached without support from local governments, businesses, and civil society. This approach may be applicable to other countries, as well as at the regional or global level.
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