Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa
Ruud Jansen is the Executive Secretary of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA), a position which he took up in October 2015. He is based in Gaborone, Botswana. He leads the GDSA Secretariat and implements the programme of the GDSA which is an African-led 12-country action platform for natural capital accounting, sustainable development and natural resource management.
Previously, he was the IUCN representative in Botswana (1995 – 2003) and from 2005 worked for UNDP as Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for the Government of Botswana – Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism and as CTA for the UNEP-UNDP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) based at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and at the Office of the President in Gaborone, Botswana.