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Nadine Bowles-Newark

Deputy Head of Programme | Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

As Deputy Head of Programme, Nadine plays a key backstopping role in managing a large and growing team responsible for a varied range of work on ecosystem assessments, indicators, spatial planning, support for intergovernmental agreements and policy mainstreaming. Nadine supports the achievement of the Programme’s targets and builds and maintains strategic partnerships in support of the Centre’s strategy and business plan.

Previous experience & expertise

As a long-standing member of the EAPS programme, Nadine brings a wide range of experience in project and people management. Her areas of expertise include: mainstreaming biodiversity information into national decision and policy making processes; national ecosystem assessments; convening and supporting partnerships and networks; and promoting capacity development in developing countries.

Nadine holds an MSc (with distinction) in Green Economy from the University of Bournemouth, and a BSc (with first class honours) in Environmental Management from the University of Hertfordshire. Previous to joining UNEP-WCMC, Nadine held a management position in the retail sector, before re-training and undertaking a career change into the conservation sector.

Recent work by Nadine Bowles-Newark

Connect: Mainstreaming biodiversity information into government decision making |

Nadine co-leads the GEF-funded Connect project, working with partners across the globe to co-develop biodiversity information products which respond directly to the needs of government decision makers in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Integrating natural capital into sustainable development decision-making in Uganda | Project Lead

Nadine provides strategic leadership and oversight for this Darwin Initiative-funded project. The project aims to allow decision-makers in Uganda to consider both the environment and the economy in their national development planning processes, ultimately supporting green growth, alleviating poverty and accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Aichi Targets.