Farid Yaker
Programme Officer, UN

Speaker Profile

Farid Yaker is the president of EcoMed21, a France-based NGO that promotes sustainable development in the Mediterranean by supporting civil society and green business actors. in the development of their capacity. 

From a professional standpoint, Mr Yaker is a Programme Officer at UN Environment, Economy division, Paris, where he oversees the sustainable procurement activity.


Mr Yaker holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural economics from the University of California at Davis, USA. He taught Agricultural economics at the University of Blida, Algeria from 1988 to 1990 before joining the international NGO Enda (Environmental development action) after the Rio summit that he attended in 1992. After managing an international programme on the promotion of participatory approaches in the field of urban environment from 1994 to 1999, Mr Yaker took the direction of the European office of Enda, from 2000 to 2007, before joining UN Environment in 2008.

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