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List of nominated gender focal points under the UNFCCC

The gender and climate change decision 21/CP.22, paragraph 22 "Invites Parties to appoint and provide support for a national gender focal point for climate negotiations, implementation and monitoring". Details of nominated national gender focal points under the UNFCCC are set out below.

Kindly, contact us at: Gender Team for any questions regarding the nomination process


List of National Gender Focal Points for Climate Negotiations

 Country/Institution Contact Nominated by
Australia Ms. Lisa Gittos  
Australian Government
Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ms. Fanny Mertz

Walloon Air and Climate Agency
Canada Ms. Erin Marchington
Government of Canada
Environment and Climate Change
International Affairs Branch
Chad Ms. Sakine Mahamat Ahmat Yacoub  
Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Pêche
Côte d’Ivoire Ms. Anna Marleyne Koffi
Ministry of Salubrity
Environment and Sustainable Development
National Climate Change Programme
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ms.  Espérance Musafiri


Ms. Angela Ebeleke

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Dominican Republic Ms. Luz Delina Alcántara Aquino  
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Ms. Tayech Ourgicho Didemo

Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change

Ms. Marjo Nummelin

Ministry of the Environment 
Gabon Ms. Anne-Marie Ndong Obiang
Conseil National Climat
Ms. Geneviève Sabrina Ngambiande Bouchard
Ghana Ms. Lydia Obenewa Essuah
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI)
Netherlands Mr. Pieter Terpstra
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Malawi Mr. Fred Simwaka 
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Norway Ms. Marianne Bruusgaard[.no
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Philippines Ms. Maria Victoria M. Evangelista  
Climate Change Commission
Sudan  Ms Maryam Basheir Elfeel
Ministry of Environment
Natural Resources and Physical Development (MENRPD)
Sweden Ms. Nilla Thomson
Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Togo Ms. Méry Yaou
Ministère de l'Environnement et des Ressources Forestières
Turkey Ms. Tugba Icmeli

Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation

Department on Climate Change


Ms. Winifred Masiko 


Ms. Chekwoti Irene (First Alternate) 


Mr. Alex Asiimwe (Second Alternate) 

Parliament of Uganda



Climate Change Department, Ministry of Water and Environment


Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Procedure to nominate a national gender focal point for climate negotiations

The respective
UNFCCC National Focal Point is requested to send a signed nomination letter to the

secretariat : 

with copy to: 

Name, title, country/Institution,
and contact details (telephone, e-mail and web address) of the nominee.

Once the communication is received, the secretariat will publish the details of the nominated national gender focal point for climate negotiations on this webpage.