ADVOCACY TRAINING - LOBBYING TRAINING - STAKEHOLDER MAPPING AND ENGAGEMENT - RISK MANAGEMENT - FACILITATION
Felix Dodds: Felix is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute and a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute.
He was the co-director of the 2014 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate. He chaired the UN Conference in 2011 on Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens which came forward with the first set of Sustainable Development Goals. During the SDG negotiations, he worked on a number of SDGs - particularly the ones on energy, food, water, urban, governance, and partnerships.
In preparation for Rio+20, he facilitated the first workshop on what the topics for Rio+20 should be focused on. The Donostia Declaration (2008) successfully put forward the key themes that became Rio+20. As Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum he oversaw the stakeholder engagement for Rio+20.
Felix was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992-2012.
He played a significant role in promoting multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations and prosed to the UN General Assembly the introduction of stakeholder dialogue sessions at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.
He has been active at the UN since 1990 attending and actively participating in the World Summits of Rio Earth Summit, Habitat II, Rio+5, Beijing+5, Copenhagen+5, World Summit on Sustainable Development and Rio+20. In 2011 he chaired the United Nations DPI 64th NGO conference - 'Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens'. From 1997-2001 he co-chaired the UN Commission on Sustainable Development NGO Steering Committee. He has coordinated some of the most innovative stakeholder dialogues at the intergovernmental level Bonn Water (2001), Bonn Energy (2004) and Bonn Nexus (2011).
He has written or edited fourteen books including Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals (November 2016), The Nexus of Water-Food-Energy-Climate (April 2016) and "From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future” written with Jorge Laguna Celis, Elizabeth Thompson. For Rio+20 he produced “Only One Earth: The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development” with Michael Strauss and Maurice Strong. He has also co-written his first comic Santa's Green Christmas: Father Christmas battles Climate Change (November 2016).
His consultancies have included: Article 19, Asia Europe Foundation, AVIVA, Communitas Coalition, Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security, Ford Foundation, Futureye, International Renewable Energies Agency (IRENA), Soros Foundation, Stakeholder Forum, Sustain Wales, Tellus Institute, UNDESA, UNDP, UNEP, World Animal Protection.
Marcie Shaoul: Marcie is the founder of international consultancy communicationsfordevelopment.com
A senior facilitator in multi-stakeholder processes, Marcie has worked as an international civil servant specialising in areas of international concern.
Marcie has managed multi-stakeholder policy change forums in Australia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Sri Lanka on global issues such as environmental sustainability, post-conflict situations and participatory governance.
Prior to starting Communications for Development, Marcie was Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications at the Commonwealth Foundation and facilitated many high-level political meetings as well as grassroots discussions on emerging and established global issues.
Marcie has set up communications departments in national and international organisations and understands how to effectively communicate messages to the multi-stakeholder triangle of government, NGO and the private sector.
Her experience of working across all three disciplines means she is considered a key player in facilitating tripartite understanding around international issues.
This consultancy will offer a number of services:
Please contact me if you are interested in any of the above. email: felix[@]felixdodds.net Tel:+13472073919