Chairperson handover

The Chair of WWN, Louise Duff, is stepping down due to health issues. She will be greatly missed! Louise is guiding the process of finding her successor, aided by the Deputy Chair Chris Rostron and Secretary Connor Walsh.

The successful candidate will have the support of an experienced team and fulfil a significant role engaging NGOs in wetland conservation and grassroots implementation of the Ramsar Convention globally.

Louise Duff led WWN to COP13 in Dubai, 2018

The Chairperson of WWN chairs monthly online meetings of the global committee and leads the network’s presence at the Ramsar COP every three years. As such the role requires the ability to travel to COP and to work across timezones in video conferences. The working language of WWN is English. 

The role is voluntary, unpaid. It is open to members of WWN: you can also join WWN to be considered. If you are interested in nominating yourself, please download the role description and application form on the WWN website, and apply before 15 February 2021. There will be an informal interview process.

The World Wetland Network is a voluntary network of Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, and community groups. It has two main goals: supporting local people to get better protection for their wetlands and improving collaboration with government for wetlands conservation.

Find out more about WWN though our strategy documents.

Download the Role description, and the application form.