Jyoti Mathur-Filipp is the Director of the Implementation and Support Division at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 2018 and is leading work on the development of the post2020 global biodiversity framework. Prior to joining the Secretariat, Ms. Mathur-Filipp as a Senior Advisor for UNDP worked in the area of results based payments for REDD+ in the context of the Green Climate Fund both from Jakarta and Geneva.
Ms. Mathur-Filipp started her career with an UNDP assignment in 1993, where she began work as a Programme Officer with the Global Environment Facility, after which she worked on UNDP Capacity 21 programme as an information Officer. She has also worked with the first private-public partnership between an UN organization and the private sector, Netaid (UNDP and Cisco), to promote awareness of poverty-related issues among the public. She has been a Project Manager for the 139-country UNEP-GEF project ‘Building Capacity for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)’. Prior to joining UNEP, Jyoti had worked at the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Ms. Mathur-Filipp holds an Advanced Degree in Urban Policy, Management and Planning from the New School for Social Research in New York as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the City University of New York.