EAAFP welcomes new Programme Officer: Kyle Esperanza Zuleta

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The East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership is thrilled to welcome Kyle Esperanza Zuleta as its newly appointed Programme Officer. With an impressive background in environmental science and a decade of experience in national and regional cooperation focused on biodiversity and nature conservation, Kyle brings a wealth of expertise to the organization. Her extensive involvement in projects related to wetlands, migratory waterbirds, and coastal and marine environments makes her a valuable addition to the team.

During her previous tenure as a Programme Officer at the ACB, Kyle has been instrumental in supporting ASEAN Member States in strengthening regional cooperation for the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds through the ASEAN Flyway Network. She has played a vital role in the development and implementation of various ASEAN cooperation projects. Kyle's exceptional organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail have been key to their successful execution.

Kyle's passion for conservation is evident. She has coordinated and facilitated efforts to improve biodiversity conservation within the ASEAN region. Moreover, her collaboration with ASEAN Member States has been vital in coastal and marine-related projects, fostering partnerships, and ensuring the successful implementation of recommended conservation actions. She has also actively participated in international meetings and engagements, including the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and our Eleventh Meeting of Partners. These engagements have broadened her perspective and allowed her to bring global best practices and insights to her work.

With her extensive project development skills, Kyle contributes valuable expertise to the EAAFP.  She has been involved in the formulation of policy guidelines and frameworks on biodiversity at different levels, including global, regional, national, and subnational. Her ability to consolidate relevant information and develop concept papers and project proposals has been crucial in supporting EAAFP’s mandate including meeting the needs of ASEAN Member States who are our valued Partners.

Besides holding a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in Environmental Science, she has also pursued various training programs to enhance her skills and knowledge. These include courses in GIS, results-based monitoring, and evaluation, as well as pollution control.

Her appointment as Programme Officer at the EAAFP is an opportunity to continue to grow and she will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of the EAAFP's initiatives. Her experiences have made her well-equipped to communicate and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders. The EAAFP eagerly looks forward to the positive impact Kyle will make as she takes on her new role and continues to champion the cause of the protection of migratory waterbirds and their habitats.

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