Some of the professional staff who make this meeting possible include:
Hanne Laugesen, Head of Conference Services from UNEP in Nairobi

Song Li, of the CBD Secretariat, who is responsible for substantive issues related to finance.

. Ahmed Djoghlaf also from the CBD Secretariat in Geneva.

    Alex Lynch listens enraptured to Michael Williams, both from the Information Unit for Conventions of UNDP.