Engagement Focal Point in São Tomé and Príncipe
Lodney Nazaré, is São Tomé and Príncipe citizen, with a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Para-Brazil. Lodney joins the UCMI/UNDP team from the NGO Oikos, where he worked as a co-management specialist in the creation of a network of marine protected areas in Sao Tomé and Principe facilitating the exchange of knowledge, and stakeholder engagement among diverse groups of people. In recent years, he coordinated the grievance mechanism for an oil and gas project, coordinated several Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for international energy companies, and managed social baseline data collection and stakeholder engagement for important projects in São Tomé and Príncipe, Nigeria and Brazil. Prior to that, he worked as a teacher at several Educational Institutions in São Tomé, including secondary school and Public and Private University. In his professional career, he also worked as a technician in STP State Institutions including: Pedagogical Supervisor for Secondary Education, Biologist in the Fisheries Department, and Sanitary Inspector for fishery products. Between 2012 and 2017 he worked at the Joint Development Authority between Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe as a marine biologist in the Department of Non-Hydrocarbon Resources.