Saturday Breakout Workshops

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:00pm


Session Leader Session Title
Federico Pardo, Tropico Media Becoming a Science Storyteller: The use of Media to Change the World
Cherif Djitte, Trees for the Future Conservation Capacity Development Discussion with Cherif Djitte of Trees for the Future
Steven Anderson, Forest History Society Inc. Crises in Archival Collection for Forest & Conservation History
John D. Njoku, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria Dimensions of Critical Crises, Forest Dynamics and Horrendous Human Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa


Federico Pardo

 Biologist, photographer and documentary filmmaker, Tropico Media 

Federico Pardo is a Colombian biologist, photographer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in nature, science and conservation stories. He earned a biology degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and a Master of Fine Arts in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University in Bozeman. As a filmmaker Federico has garnered 2 Emmy awards and as a National Geographic Explorer he is currently working on his project “Vanishing Primates”, aimed to help save Colombia’s most endangered monkeys. Federico’s work has been published in diverses media outlets in Latin America, Europe and the U.S. and some of his collaborators include National Geographic, The Field Museum, Fundación Proyecto Tití, Instituto Humboldt, Colombia’s Ministry of Science, Andes to Amazon Fund and Fox Sports among others. 

Cherif Djitte

Senegal Country Director of Trees for the Future

Djitte is from the Sedhiou Region in southern Senegal. He is an Agroforestry Specialist. After graduating from University, he went to the Rural Development Graduate School (Ex ENCR) of Bambey (Senegal) and obtained a Forestry and Water Management degree. Later, he attended the Highest National Agriculture School (ENSA) of Thies (Senegal) to obtain his Agronomist Master’s degree. He speaks French, English, Mandinka, and Wolof. Prior to working with TREES, he held positions at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal and as a technical trainer for Peace Corps Volunteers.

Steven Anderson
Steven Anderson, Ph.D., CF, CAE
President & CEO, Forest History Society
John Didacus Njoku

Professor John Didacus Njoku, Professor of Applied Climatology and Vegetation Sensitivity. Teacher, Researcher and Consulant of Environmental Change, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

John D. Njoku, a Professor of Environmental Management, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He holds a PhD degree in Geography and Environmental Management. His researches center on Monitoring Environmental Changes. He attended the 41st Training Session of Climate Reality Leadership Corps on Climate Change/Crises Management in Atlanta, GA in 2019. He is a Research Fellow, the Earth System Governance Network, Netherlands. He was invited by UNEP to the 1st and 2nd African Food Security Conference in 2013 and 2015, Nairobi Kenya. He was Speaker at the International Conference on Applied Geo-informatics for Society and Environment in 2011, Nairobi Kenya, and at the Third African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa, Algeria in 2009. He was Member, International Review Panel, of 2019 Mexico and 2020 Bratislava Conferences on Earth System Governance. He was Rapporteur of the Nigeria National Branch, EBAFOSA.