Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity


A council of senior representatives from each partner institution governs the Fund. The Donor Council approves priority areas and strategies for investment and provides strategic guidance on other operational aspects. The Council also provides a forum through which the partners can coordinate and leverage their investment.

Donor Council


Jean-Michel Severino

Donor Council Members

Laurence Breton-Moyet
Directrice, Département Développement Durable
L'Agence Française de Développement

Paula Caballero
Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
The World Bank

Daniel Calleja Crespo
Director General for Environment
European Commission

Masaaki Iizuka
Director of Development Issues
Ministry of Finance – International Bureau
Government of Japan

Naoko Ishii
Chairperson and CEO 
The Global Environment Facility

Jennifer Morris
Conservation International​​​​​

Roberto Ridolfi
Deputy Director-General
Policy and Thematic Coordination (Dir A, B & C)
Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
European Commission

Jørgen Thomsen, on behalf of the President
Director, Conservation and Sustainable Development Program Area
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation​​​​​

Related Information
- Donor Council Terms of Reference
- Documents: Meeting minutes & other Donor Council documents
Operational Manual
The CEPF Operational Manual contains the operating policies and procedures of the program for all new investment regions beginning in fiscal year 2008, English (PDF - 2.1 MB)
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