Ms. Gina Young is the NDC Partnership In-Country Facilitator for Belize and is embedded in the National Climate Change Office in the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development. She has a degree in Urban Planning and Management obtained from the Department of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of Unversiteit Twente. She worked in the Ministry of Natural Resources of Belize for over ten years. During her tenure in the Ministry, she served as the Principal Planner and Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, with direct responsibility for all national land use planning and land development issues and a focal point for climate change matters. As Belize’s national consultant, she recently completed the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting exercise under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which culminated in the country’s articulation of its global commitment to combat land degradation.
This position is being temporarily supported by the NDC Partnership Support Unit.