Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh is a Climate Change and Sustainable Development professional with over 20 years experience working with Governments, IGOs, NGOs and the Private Sector developing a range of innovative projects in Asia, Africa and South America aimed at producing ecologically sound and economically viable activities that contribute directly to reducing rural poverty, and generating productive sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable local communities. Bremley has all the relevant experience in project sourcing and development. His strength lies in building strategic partnerships with various governmental agencies, NGOs and multilateral development agencies. Through his previous assignments working with the United Nations and the World Bank in Asia, Africa and Latin America, he has gained expertise in the effective monitoring and evaluation of field-based programs. Bremley developed projects on climate change adaptation, integrated agroforestry, sustainable tourism and renewable energy.
Bremley was born in Shillong - The Scotland of the East located in the highlands of Meghalaya in North East India and left home at 17 on a mission: To see Sustainable Development pushed and practiced across the planet. His experience at the 1995 UN 50th Anniversary Assembly in New York left him convinced that helping people build a better life through social, environmental, and economic development was what he wanted to do. He returned to India to join the Consortium of Indian Scientists for Sustainable Development and worked on a project to combat desertification and to regenerate the desert ecosystem in Rajasthan. Soon followed the prestigious WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Environmental Leadership.
Bremley then joined UNDP and worked on the Gulf of Mannar biodiversity protection project in Tamil Nadu. This led to a move to New York to join the UN Commission on Sustainable Development Secretariat where he worked with the different major groups of Agenda 21. His Prime Minister in India then appointed him as the Youth Ambassador for his country at the UN Millennium Summit where he addressed world leaders at the 2000 Millennium Assembly. He then joined the Environment Department of the World Bank and worked on linking poverty reduction and environmental management by analyzing policy challenges and opportunities after which he moved to Boston and joined the Education Development Center. As an explorer he has traveled to 75 counties around the world on different missions.
Bremley received post graduate degrees from Columbia University in the USA, the London School of Economics in the UK, the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Intercultural Open University in The Netherlands. He has a dual Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from the Azteca University in Mexico and the Central University in Nicaragua. He is the Founder and CEO of Worldview Impact, the Co-Founder of the Global Youth Action Network and Co-Chairs the United Nations CSD Education Caucus.
Diana L. Siemer, Educational Services Manager with the Esperanza Center, Catholic Charities in Baltimore, MD, has been involved in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for over 15 years. She serves on the Board for the state of Maryland TESOL and the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE). With the Esperanza Center, an immigrant outreach center located in Fell’s Point, MD, she administers educational programs in ESOL classes for adults and children, and citizenship, computer literacy, and Spanish classes for adults. She has taught pre-K through adult, and worked as an instructional and assessment specialist. She earned a Master's degree in Instructional Design and TESOL from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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