Djomba Mara

South-South Fellow

Guinea

Biography

Title: Jurist, Environmental Policy Specialist and Community Development Analyst
Date and Place of Birth: April 7th 1978, Kissidougou, Guinea, West Africa.

Organizations and relevant professional activities:

March 2003-April 2009 Action Against Hunger/International Network:
Title: Food Security/Livelihoods Program Manager:

During this period, I worked for displaced populations from civil wars in Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone and their Guinean hosts to help them rebuilding their lives. Supports to their livelihoods, social and economic analysis in camps and surrounding villages. Conduct rehabilitation project for local populations and research for repatriation. Collaborate with UN agencies as well as UNHCR, WFP, FAO.

April 2009-Decembre 2010: Founder of local NGO “Center for Study and Support to Development”- CEAD in French in Forest Guinea.  Help communities, government agencies, and development institutions in building, monitoring and implementing development projects (Food security, WASH, Environment Protection) with specific research tools and analysis to ensure sustainability and impacts.

2010-2012: United States Forest Service/International Programs- STEWARD Program:
Title: Priority Zone Coordinator

From 2009 to 2012, I worked for USFS/IP Programs in the field of Community based development transboundary program linked to biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and food security within the transboundary zone of Monts Nimba (Guinea, Ivory Coast) and East Nimba Nature Reserve. STEWARD program is a transboundary program which works in Mano River Union (Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone) to enhance biodiversity conservation, natural resources management and alleviate climate change challenges.

March 2012-August 2013: United States Forest Service/International Programs-PEGG (Program in Environmental Governance in Guinea)