Gender and Climate Change - List of 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". Consequently, the UNFCCC secretariat is providing herewith related details and the list of nominated Gender Focal Points under the UNFCCC.

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

List of Gender Focal Points under the UNFCCC

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

Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

Barbados Mrs. Patricia Boyce
Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs

Ms. Fanny Mertz

Walloon Air and Climate Agency

Ms. Prisca Roselyne Senami Jimaja

Canada Ms. Laura Coates
International Affairs Branch
Environment and Climate Change
Government of Canada
Central African Republic Ms. Mariam Catherine Amoudou  
Ministère de l'Environnement et du développement durable
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
Denmark Mr. Henrik Silkjaer
Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
Dominican Republic Ms. Ruth Diaz de Medina
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
El Salvador Ms. Sofia Novoa Gavidia
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Ms. Tayech Ourgicho Didemo

Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
Finland Ms. Marjo Nummelin
Ministry of the Environment 
France Ms. Emma Letellier
Ministry for an ecological and solidary transition

Ms. Anne-Marie Ndong Obiang

Ms. Geneviève Sabrina Ngambiande Bouchard

Conseil National Climat

Germany Ms. Anne-Lise Koch Lavisse
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Ghana Ms. Lydia Obenewa Essuah
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI)

Ms. Musette Thomas

Ministry of Environment, Haiti

Mrs. Antonine Clara Raharisoa

Bureau National de Coordination des Changements Climatiques
Malawi Mr. Fred Simwaka 
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare
Nepal Ms. Radha Wagle
Ministry Forests and Environment
Netherlands Mr. Pieter Terpstra
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Issa Hamsatou Kailou

Executive Secretariat of the CNEDD
Norway Ms. Marianne Bruusgaard
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Philippines Ms. Maria Victoria M. Evangelista  
Climate Change Commission
Portugal Ms. Joana Vieira da Silva
Portuguese Environment Agency
Republic of Korea Mr. Tong-q Lee
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
South Africa Ms. Funanani Muremi
Department of Environmental Affairs

Ms. Vera Estefania Gonzalez

Spanish Climate Change Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment of Spain
Sudan  Ms. Maryam Basheir Elfeel
Ministry of Environment
Natural Resources and Physical Development (MENRPD)

Mr. Christoffer Nelson

Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Togo Ms. Méry Yaou
Ministère de l'Environnement et des Ressources Forestières
Turkey Ms. Tugba Icmeli

Ms. Aysin Turpanci

Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation
Department on Climate Change


Ms. Winifred Masiko

Ms. Chekwoti Irene (First Alternate) 

Parliament of Uganda

Climate Change Department, Ministry of Water and Environment


Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development


Sra. Laura Marrero

Ministerio de Vivienda Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente

Ms. Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe

Mr. Hamilton M. Rombe (Alternate)

Zimbabwe Gender Commission

Ministry of Women's Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development