Elisabeth Maruma Mrema

CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals), UNEP

Ms. Mrema served for many years as a career diplomat and senior environmental lawyer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with a particular focus on international environmental law, compliance and enforcement of environmental conventions as well as international environmental negotiations. In 2007, Ms. Mrema received the first-ever UNEP-wide Best Manager of the Year Award, entitled the UNEP Baobab Staff Award, for exceptional performance and dedication towards achieving the goals of UNEP.

Just before joining the CMS Secretariat, Ms. Mrema was the Principal Legal Officer and Chief of the Biodiversity and Land Law and Governance Unit in the UNEP-Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC). In this capacity as well as her capacity as Senior Legal Officer and Chief of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Support and Cooperation at UNEP-DELC from 2005 - 2007, she was also responsible for the Convention on Migratory Species and its related Agreements.