Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Development (CENESTA), Iran
Specialist in community participation, biodiversity conservation, women in sustainable development and appropriate technology, with over twenty years of experience in Iran and other countries. I have worked as NGO organiser and leader, and as free-lance consultant. Special emphasis on land degradation and the role of seasonal migration as a means of sustainable land use.
Main areas of experience include the promotion of sustainable and participatory development, renewable energies, women's participation in sustainable development, environmentally sound pest management programmes, desertification prevention, nomadism and development, training of community animators, public awareness, and project design and implementation.