IYPH International Steering Committee

The UN General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). In 2019, FAO and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) established the IYPH International Steering Committee (ISC) to:

Membership

The IYPH ISC has up to 18 members, including:

IYPH ISC Membership list

Region Nombre Estado
IYPH Technical Advisory Board / Chairperson

Mr Ralf LOPIAN

Senior Advisor International Affairs

IPPC Official Contact Point

Food Department / Animal and Plant Health Unit

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

FINLAND

IYPH Technical Advisory Board Member

IYPH Technical Advisory Board / Vice-Chairperson

Ms Kyu-ock YIM

Export Management Division

Department of Plant Quarantine, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

IYPH Technical Advisory Board Member
Africa

Ms Elsa SIMOES

Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO, IFAD and WFP

CABO VERDE

Africa Member
Africa

Ms Phyllis MENDS

Deputy Representative of Ghana to FAO

GHANA

Africa Alternate
Asia

Mr B. RAJENDER

Minister (Agriculture) at Embassy of India to Italy

INDIA

Asia Member
Asia

Mr MUHAMMAD SUHAIL MUHAMMAD

Agriculture Attaché Office at Embassy of Malaysia

MALASYA

Asia Alternate
Europe

Ms Aulikki HULMI

Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to FAO

FINLAND

Europe Member

Europe

Mr Sam BISHOP

Lead for the International Plant Health Policy Team at DEFRA

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

Europe Alternate
Latin America and Caribbean

Mr Junior ESCOBAR F.

Alternate Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to FAO, IFAD and WFP

NICARAGUA

Latin America and Caribbean Member

Latin America and Caribbean

Ms Rebeca CUTIE CANCINO

Consejera a cargo de Asuntos Multilaterales, Embassy of Cuba to Italy

CUBA

Latin America and Caribbean Alternate

Latin America and Caribbean

Mr Gustavo MOSTAJO OCOLA

Representante Permanente Alterno ante los Organismos Internacionales con sede en Roma

PERU

Latin America and Caribbean Alternate

Near East

Ms Sadia Elmubarak Ahmed DAAK

Agricultural Counsellor, Embassy of Sudan to Italy

SUDAN

Near East Member

North America

MS Keva MCKENNIREY

Alternate Permanent Representative of Canada to the Food and Agriculture Agencies of the U.N.

CANADA

North America Member

North America

Mr Sean COX

Alternate Permanent Representative, US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

North America Alternate

North America

Ms Maria Adelaide D'ARCANGELO

Alternate Permanent Representative, US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

North America Alternate

Southwest Pacific

Ms Ruth MALLETT

Agriculture Adviser, Australian Embassy in Rome

AUSTRALIA

Southwest Pacific Member

Southwest Pacific

Mr Don SYME

Deputy Permanent Representative at New Zealand Embassy in Rome

NEW ZEALAND

Southwest Pacific Alternate

Academia and Research

Ms Anna Maria D'ONGHIA

Principal Administrator - Head of the Knowledge Unit on Precision Crop Protection

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES (CIHEAM)

Academia and Research Representative

Civil Society and Farmers Organization

Mr Pedro Ignacio GALLARDO BARRENA 

Chair of Copa Cogeca Working Party on phytosanitary issues

COPA-COGECA

Civil Society and Farmers Organization Representative
Industry and Private Sector

Mr Michael Keller

Secretary-General

INTERNATIONAL SEED FEDERATION (ISF)

Industry and Private Sector Representative

International Organization

Mr Rolando ALCALA

SPS Section, Agriculture and Commodities Division

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

International Organizations Representative

Regional Group

Mr Roman VAGNER

Administrator, DG SANTE, Plant Health Unit at European Commission

EUROPEAN UNION

Regional Groups Representative

Resource Organization

Mr Shane SELA

Senior Trade Facilitation Specialist

WORLD BANK

Resource Organizations Representative

Regional Plant Protection Organization

On a rotational basis:

-CAHFSA – Juliet Goldsmith

-CAN – Camilo Beltran

-COSAVE – Cristina Galeano

-EPPO – Nico Horn

-IAPSC – Jean-Gerard Mezui Mella

-NAPPO – Stephanie Bloem

-NEPPO – Mekki Chouibani

-OIRSA – Ernesto Medina

-PPPO – Visoni Timote

RPPO Representative

Observers

FAO Regional Office for Africa

Mr Jean BAHAMA

Plant Production and Protection Officer

FAO Regional Office, Accra

FAO Regional Office Representative

FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

Mr GC YUBAK

Senior Agricultural

FAO Regional Office, Bangkok

FAO Regional Office Representative

FAO Regional Office for Europe

Mr Piotr WLODARCZYK

Agricultural Officer

Ms Shiroma SATHYAPALA

Forestry Officer

FAO Regional Office, Budapest

FAO Regional Office Representative

FAO Regional Office for Latin America

Ms Raixa LLAUGER

Agricultural Officer

FAO Subregional Office for Mesoamerica, Panama City

FAO Regional Office Representative

FAO Regional Office for Near East

Mr Thaer YASEEN

Agricultural Officer

FAO Regional Office, Cairo

FAO Regional Office Representative

International Day of Plant Health Champion

Mr Martin KABEMBA

Agricultural Research Officer

National Plant Protection Organization of Zambia

International Day of Plant Health Champion

Industry and Private Sector

Ms Rose SOUZA

Secretary-General

INTERNATIONAL SEED FEDERATION (ISF)

Industry and Private Sector Representative

IYPH ISC Meetings

Fecha Venue Report
14 Jun 2019 FAO HQs, Rome First meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
16 Sep 2019 FAO HQs, Rome Second meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
11 Oct 2019 FAO HQs, Rome Third meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
29 Nov 2019 FAO HQs, Rome Fourth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
16 Ene 2020 FAO HQs, Rome Fifth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
27 Feb 2020 FAO HQs, Rome Sixth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
11 May 2020 Virtual Seventh meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
25 May 2020 Virtual Eighth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
22 Jun 2020 Virtual Ninth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
31 Ago 2020 Virtual Tenth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
12 Oct 2020 Virtual Eleventh meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
24 Nov 2020 Virtual Twelfth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
16 Dic 2020 Virtual Thirteenth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)
01 Feb 2021 Virtual Fourteenth meeting of the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC)