Isis Alvarez is a Colombian biologist who holds an M.Sc. in Environment & Resource Management. She has experience working with local and international environmental NGOs in Latin America, Europe and Africa. Isis has been involved in wildlife conservation projects and is progressively more involved in the interlinkages between nature and poverty, working along indigenous peoples and local communities, gaining considerable experience around the gender aspects of conservation and natural resource management.
In 2011, Isis joined the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), where she currently coordinates the campaign on Unsustainable Livestock Production. As well, as Senior Gender Advisor, she has been actively engaged in campaigns and international advocacy work around sustainable management of forests, by communities and for communities, with a strong gender component. For several years, Isis represented GFC in the United Nations’ Major Groups structure, namely in the Women’s Major Group, both in Sustainable Development related-processes and UNEP. She is also actively engaged in the Women & Gender Constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Women’s Caucus at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and closely collaborates with the Consortium for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCA Consortium).