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SURINAME STAFF

 
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David Singh
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David Singh, Director, Suriname and Guyana, 

David is WWF’s representative in Suriname and Guyana. He has more than 20 years executive and leadership experience in natural resource management with a focus on governance and institutional development. He has engaged directly with local and indigenous communities, civil society, governments and the private sector in developing locally driven solutions to align their interests and respond to national and international agreements such as on Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Indigenous Peoples Rights, and UN Sustainable Development Goals. He has led institutional change and worked to enable a range of stakeholders to vision and create sustainable policies that improve livelihood systems that achieve national and global environmental targets. David has developed a strong appreciation of conservation and natural resource challenges in resource dependent developing countries. David’s PhD is in Chemistry. 
 
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Juliette Pawirosonto
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Juliette Pawirosonto, Finance and Administration Manager
Juliette holds a Master degree in Business Administration and is responsible for the complete financial management of the WWF Guianas program, preparation and monitoring of the annual budgeting cycles, and management of donor contracts including reporting. 
 
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Ida Tanoesemito
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Ida Tanoesemito, Senior Accountant
Ida is in charge of monitoring project budgets; preparation of financial and donor reports and analyzing financial information. Her affection for nature is greatly reflected in the way Ida does her work.
 
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Wendy Sisal
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Wendy Sisal Junior Accountant
With a university degree in Economics
Wendy supports the finance team with
her dedicated, flexible, positive and
results-driven work attitude.
She is the Junior Accountant since August 2017
and is mainly responsible for the day to day
financial and accounting operations of the office.
For a healthy work-life balance Wendy
loves aqua-aerobics and enjoys recreational
activities in the nature with her family.
 
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Farzia Hausil
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Farzia Hausil – Senior Policy Officer
Farzia has 17 years of experience from working with the government and NIMOS.  She is responsible for maintaining oversight of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks within Suriname, in relation to international agreements in order to ensure WWF’s work. 
 
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Maureen Menasse
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Maureen Menasse, Grants Manager
As the Grants Manager Maureen is responsible for processing and managing grants, consultancies and other agreements in Suriname; thereby working closely with grantees and contractors to help them fulfill their agreement in accordance with the terms.
 
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Michael Hiwat
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Michael Hiwat, Marine Officer
Graduating as a Forester with a specialization in nature conservation, he took the challenge to protect marine turtles and their habitat. He also leads the program for marine spatial planning.
 
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Melissa Gordyk
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Melissa Gordyk, Office Manager
Melissa is responsible for the coordination and smooth running of the Administration Department. Prior to joining WWF, Melissa was employed in temporary positions at the European Union Commission and Micro Projecten. She also taught English part time at the Ewald Meyer Lyceum 2. Melissa's love of nature and wildlife makes her job very interesting and informative. She is a devoted dog lover and owner. Her hobbies are traveling abroad, whenever possible, swimming in natural environments and listening to music from the baby boom era. Spending quality time with family is a major priority.
 
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Cheryn Banda
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Cheryn Banda, Administrative Assistant
Cheryn sits on the front desk and is the first face that many will see when they enter the office. Because of her Indigenous roots, she is very aware of the beauty and fragility of nature in Suriname. 
 
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Marvin Behari
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Marvin Behari, Driver/Messenger
Marvin ensures that all staff & WWF Guianas’ guests arrive safely at their destination. In his free time Marvin likes basketball, soccer and nature.
 
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George Cheuk-A-Lam
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George Cheuk-A-Lam, IT Officer
George is the System Administrator of the computer network since august 2000 and in this position responsible for the management and maintenance of the computer network at WWF Guianas.
 
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Carolyn Djian
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Carolyn Djian, Human Resource Manager
Joining the team in February 2017, Carolyn brings with her extensive hands-on experience in Training and Development, Performance Management and Employee Relations. A certified open water diver, Carolyn enjoys travelling to enjoy nature’s breathtaking views. 
 
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Faryal Rosiek
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Faryal Rosiek, Program Coordinator. With an extensive background in community development, Faryal has worked with communities for 8+ years. Having led projects from proposal to implementation Faryal is ready take on the lead of SRJS in Suriname. Faryal loves the interior of Suriname, but most of all adores being a mom to her one-year old daughter.
 
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Mildred Adjako
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Mildred Adjako, Housekeeper
While ensuring a clean office environment for the team, you can count on Mildred to offer you a warm smile to greet you every morning. Mildred is mom of three boys and has been enjoying working for WWF since 2015.
 
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Michiel van den Bergh
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Michiel van de Bergh, Conservation Manager
Michiel became the Conservation Manager for Suriname in january 2020. Born and raised in the Netherlands but with much work experience abroad and with great love for Suriname. He is a passionate conservationist and places great importance on human wellbeing. Michiel believes that through local engagement, as well as through engaging both the private sector and governments, we can have the greatest impact. Together we need to work on such crucial challenges as climate adaption, natural resource management and green (economic) growth, for the benefit of both nature and people