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Jacqueline Alder

FISHCODE Manager, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO

Jacqueline Alder leads the Blue Growth Initiative at FAO and is the director of the FISHCODE programme. The Blue Growth Initiative covers the spectrum of the work of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department with a focus on capitalizing on the value of aquatic resources while generating social benefits and maintaining or enhancing ecosystems and their services. She is also overseeing and coordinating many Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects and developing the Departments Green Climate Fund portfolio, as well as the development of projects under the African Package, and the Blue Hope Programme. She has a background in fisheries and marine policy as well as marine protected area management and integrated coastal management. She has worked extensively in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Australia and Africa. She was the Head of the Freshwater and Marine Ecosystem Branch for the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya for 6.5 years before joining FAO in 2015. She earned her PhD from the James Cook University in Australia and is a graduate of Lakehead University in Canada.